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Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

Recent Posts by Annie Corrigan

August 28, 2015

 

table full of vegetables for sale

Are Farmers Markets Becoming A Tough Sell For Growers?

As farmers diversify how and where they sell their produce, more and more customers access local food without face-to-face interactions with growers.

August 21, 2015

 

grilled ears of corn

Corn O’Clock, DIY Paneer, Food Writer Claudia Roden

Husk it. Preserve it. Grill it. Corn is the focus today. Claudia Roden talks about the joys and difficulties of recording family recipes. And, homemade paneer.

August 13, 2015

 

Florida weave tomato trellising

Pizza Man Jeff Mease, Succotash, Organic (But Not Certified)

Tomatoes on Jeff Mease's farm make it onto plates at his restaurant Lennie's. Succotash with corn, peas. Living Roots doesn't want USDA organic certification.

August 6, 2015

 

okra and tomatoes

Panzanella Salad, Okra, Urban Farms And The Feel Of A City

Jennifer Cockrall-King researches urban farms around the world. Nikki Wooten works at a farm in the city. Then, Daniel Orr makes salads with old bread and okra.

August 1, 2015

 

pesto on a spoon

Two Pesto Recipes, Pesticide Drift, Gardening As We Age

Green thumbs modify their gardens to suit their aging bodies. Two pesto recipes use carrot tops and mint. And, unwelcome pesticides on organic farms.

July 24, 2015

 

Jana Wilson holding Sicilian Buttercup chick

Poultry Shows Shut Down, Flan And Pickled Eggs, Ag Desk Jobs

Many poultry shows have been canceled. What this could mean for Jana Wilson's rare chicken breeds. Flan with Seth Elgar. And, farm chemicals and cancer rates.

July 21, 2015

 

flan, ready to eat

Dare To Go Dark With Caramel Sauce For Flan

Seth Elgar pushes his caramel sauce past sweet into dark, rich and deep. It's the perfect sauce for this simple flan recipe.

July 21, 2015

 

susan welsand in greenhouse

Food Producers Assess Damage From #BoycottIndiana Movement

Judy Schad says her business was not affected by the boycott, while Susan Welsand saw her mail-order sales drop by half.

July 20, 2015

 

pickled brussels sprouts

Pickled Brussels Sprouts With Cayenne Peppers

Level-up at food preservation and make these out-of-the-ordinary Brussels sprout pickles.

July 17, 2015

 

pouring bring over taqueria pickles

The #BoycottIndiana Effect, Taqueria Pickles, Indiana Wines

Small producers still feel the effects of #BoycottIndiana. Farmers could be forced to improve worker housing. And, pickles for tacos with No Coast Reserve.

July 16, 2015

 

taqueria pickles

Taqueria-Style Pickles With Carrot, Onion, Serrano

Don't worry, these pickles won't be overwhelmingly hot (as long as you remove the seeds and pith from the serranos).

July 10, 2015

 

Arlyn Llewellyn and Annie Corrigan in the kitchen

Eggplant Taco, Bee Hotel, Two Friends And Their Local Burger

We look at the business relationships behind a local burger. No meat on our eggplant and cabbage tacos. And, is wet weather new normal for Midwestern summers?

July 3, 2015

 

cilantro-lime slaw

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Let this cabbage slaw sit for a couple days or serve it right away. Either way, it makes a fantastic topper on tacos.

July 3, 2015

 

eggplant taco covered in cheese

Chipotle-Marinated Eggplant Tacos

Instead of throwing tofu, seitan or another meat-substitute on the grill this Fourth of July, use whole foods like eggplant to take the place of meat.

July 2, 2015

 

ingredients for carrot top pesto

New To Carrot Tops? This Pesto Is A Good Place To Start

Yes, you can eat the tops on carrots! This pesto recipe helps you use up greens that you might normally throw in the compost.

July 2, 2015

 

van parked at a delivery site

Drive Along With Community Kitchen’s Summer Food Delivery

Throughout the summer, two vans from the Community Kitchen of Monroe County drive to nine low-income neighborhoods to deliver free breakfast or lunch to kids.

July 1, 2015

 

sparkler

Your July Fourth Menu, Prepared By Chef Daniel Orr

From duck to coleslaw, this meal has something for everyone. The joy and frustration of teaching kids food values. A view from inside a meat processing plant.

June 26, 2015

 

half-eaten apple

Summer Food Delivery, Let’s Talk Food Waste, Fruit Meringue

Jonathan Bloom explains three reasons why food might not make it from a farm to your plate. Delivering food to kids in the summer. Fruit meringue for dessert.

June 23, 2015

 

jackie howard with root beer

Better-Than-Bottled Root Beer

Howard got the idea to make root beer when she met a farmer who sold sassafras bark. She describes her signature recipe as something similar to a sweet tea.

June 19, 2015

 

organic food at Walmart

Food Co-ops Try To Keep Up, DIY Root Beer, Learn To Grow It

CE Pugh on how food co-ops will compete in an increasingly competitive market. Homemade root beer from Bea's Soda Bar. Daniel Orr fries up some squash flowers.

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