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Local Craft Spirit, Asian Spinach Salad, Parking Lot Garden

We taste cocktails made with the craft spirit Sorgrhum. Chef Orr has 2 recipes with spinach and carrots. And we go to Seattle for a story about urban gardening.

drinking pisco sour

Photo: peregrine blue (flickr)

According to the bartender at The Rail, the spirit Sorgrhum is best mixed into a traditional Sour recipe.

I knew I wanted bars to be creative on their own. They should be as creative as I feel like making the spirit was a creative process.

That’s Matt Colglazier, creator of America’s first spirit made from sweet sorghum “Sorgrhum.” I meet up with him at The Rail in Bloomington, Indiana to taste a couple unique cocktails made with the stuff.

Chef Daniel Orr will present two recipes, one for a Japanese spinach salad and another for a cold curried carrot soup.

Before that, we look to the Pacific Northwest for a story from Martha Baskin of Green Acres Radio. Community members have transformed the roof of a parking garage in urban Seattle into a garden.

And, Missouri soybeans are exported all over the world and markets are growing. Reporting for Harvest Public Media, Eva Dou visited the self-proclaimed “World Capital of Soybeans,” Norborne, Missouri, to learn how local farmers are building on connections to their largest customers.

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Missouri Strengthens Soybean Connection To China

soy bean field

Missouri soybeans are exported all over the world and markets are growing.

Sorgrhum: A Uniquely Indiana Spirit

sorgrhum and margarita mix

Made from Indiana sorghum, creator Matt Colglazier says his craft spirit is unlike anything else on the market. We taste two cocktails made with the stuff.

Two Summer Soups: Curried Carrot And Broccoli Tofu

Curried Carrot Soup

Today we have two soups that can be served either hot or cold. They also work great as pasta sauces, and as an added bonus they’re both vegan-friendly.

Dry Spell Affecting Indiana Farmers And Produce Buyers

farm land

The warm spring, spring frost and dry summer are taking a toll on Indiana farmers.

Japanese Baby Spinach Salad

japanese spinach salad

There are plenty of greens available this time of year. Do something interesting with them by adding Asian flavors.

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.

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