And now for a little experiment in 'blog radio'. Every second Saturday I do a segment on Don Burke's popular gardening radio show on 2UE (AM 954) in Sydney on Saturday and Sunday mornings, 6am to 9am, which is also syndicated around the country to lots of other stations.
My little bit on the 'Burke's Backyard' show is about growing vegies and cooking at home with them, and I always include a recipe that people can access at the Burke's Backyard website. As I work for the Burke's Backyard magazine, I invariably slip in a plug for our latest issue whenever I get a chance (shameless I am). I've been doing these radio spots for about 18 months now, and I thought that for a change of pace on my blog, you could listen to me prattle on, rather than reading what I have to say.
Don's full show on both days can be heard via podcast here but for my little experiment I thought I'd open up Garage Band on my Mac and figure out how it all works, with the aim of slicing off just my bit (a 6-minute segment, complete with theme song) and posting it here as an MP3 file on my blog.
I think I've done it all correctly, but I'd love to find out whether it worked OK at your end of the line, so please let me know how it all went. If the experiment works, I thought I might add 'blog radio' as an occasional feature here at Garden Amateur. Anyway, here goes, Saturday October 31, all about beans.
'Blue Lake' bean flower, from last year's yummy crop.
(And as per Melinda's suggestion, here's a link to the bean recipe I mention in the radio spot.)