2/25/2013 11:29:48 AM
Nothing helps a sad time more than the comfort of Jello!
2/11/2013 1:23:37 PM
Baking bread is a tradition that makes anywhere feel like home
1/30/2013 10:32:39 AM
I'm always looking for things to do to get me through the winter months... even if those things are projects that won't happen until springs warmer days arrive! I am planning on getting into the green house this week and starting some seeds... I can't even wait. Lavender, peppers, eggplant, leeks, onions along with a bunch of herbs to name a few.
1/30/2013 9:58:27 AM
Discovering a new word to me in a old book has led to rambling thoughts about food and reading.
1/29/2013 3:40:07 PM
Become a beekeeper and watch your bee-friendly garden flourish.
1/18/2013 12:02:58 PM
Planning tips to ensure your big bash is a success.
1/16/2013 9:46:34 PM
Learn how to make southwestern pork sausage.
1/14/2013 12:26:02 PM
Make tasty, healthy juices from the bounty of your own garden. Here’s guidance in how juicing works, produce selection, canning and freezing juice and more.
1/10/2013 4:49:34 PM
Local is an important thing to many people, not just to the businesses but also to the consumer. I remember when I was a young girl growing up in Windsor, Ontario and going to 'town' with my grandma... the little downtown and the "five & dime" shops. I remember the 'big' store downtown where grandma use to do a lot of the domestic shopping...
12/26/2012 12:01:14 PM
Its cold, its blowing, there's snow on the ground, ice on the windshields and us summer lovers need to keep looking for things to keep us occupied until we can dig in the dirt. Now that all the holiday hustle and bustle is over, we are getting ready for our New Years Eve parties, lets think food... cookies particularly today! Forget the resolutions and enjoy life... like a wise one once wrote, "Life is short, eat desert first!" The gyms and the weight loss programs are gonna be there next week... so just have some good, homemade fun with friends you enjoy being around! What could be more fun than gathering together with a group of our close friends and family when you include cookies and lunch? Well of course the getting ready for it... making the invitations, decorating the tables, preparing the food and baking those pretty cookies. Not to mention buying just the right containers for your guests to package up all your love in!
12/13/2012 5:17:01 PM
What to do when you are overwhelmed with eggs.
11/27/2012 10:47:42 AM
Members of the Solanaceae family, heirloom potato varieties are tasty in any recipe or as simple baked potatoes.
11/19/2012 4:51:50 PM
When I first got out of the service, and was living on Oahu I became homeless. The housing was expensive and even though I had a job, the money was not that great. I could rent a room or a couch every once in a while so that I could stay clean, but
11/9/2012 11:08:15 AM
Learn how to make mead with this experimental guide, and prepare to be impressed by full-bodied flavor and mellow sweetness that shines through this honey wine with mellowed tones — it only gets better with time.
11/9/2012 9:06:44 AM
Nab and cook batches of garden snails with this practical guide on how to make escargot, and make your garden pests taste like the French gourmet item served in overpriced restaurants.
11/8/2012 3:01:00 PM
Capture an abundance of the sea’s briny, bitter and butter-sweet trace minerals with these experimental techniques for how to make salt from local seawater.
11/2/2012 3:49:30 PM
Check out these clever winter projects brought to you by the staff of Sunset Magazine. Follow their creativity as they plan and execute a local and delicious winter feast with homemade wine, home-grown vegetables and much more.
11/2/2012 10:34:51 AM
Heirloom onion varieties add diversity to both garden and palate.
10/31/2012 12:32:30 PM
In California, they are working to legislate proper food labeling, due to modified food products being used in processed foods.This will raise the cost of foods in the stores, as well as put some companies out of business. Lawyers will...
10/18/2012 11:07:37 AM
This spring garden guide is complete with tips and adventures from the staff at Sunset Magazine. Read along as they prepare a spring feast from their one-block garden, brew beer, treat broody hens, hand milk their Jersey cow and navigate honeybee swarm season.
10/16/2012 1:32:22 PM
Sarah tries to organize her life by planning for fruit. She discovers that fruit is on a mission to take over her home.
10/11/2012 9:10:53 AM
A Brussels sprouts recipe that will forever change your opinion of Brussels sprouts.
10/3/2012 4:39:06 PM
Becky begins a series of blogs that catch us up on what her family did last year in order to preserve or acquire food in interesting and unique ways. This one begins with small time fishing, but offers a warning about polluted waterways.
10/3/2012 4:36:24 PM
USDA website finds local farmers’ markets increase in nation as locavores search for healthy foods.
10/3/2012 2:45:12 PM
A Maine farm and vineyard delivers local food to customers’ front doors by horse-drawn wagon.
9/27/2012 9:58:43 AM
At first glance a dinner party and hunting knife don't seem to go together but then you probably don't know Ethan Becker or his mother or grandmother.
9/26/2012 3:00:46 PM
Extending the growing season
9/22/2012 6:41:56 PM
The State of Washington isn't only known for apples, but also for raspberries.
9/3/2012 3:27:07 PM
The fall season is the busiest for canners. I have been busy in the kitchen canning everything.
8/31/2012 12:49:17 PM
Make your own enchilada sauce mix at home with this easy and yummy recipe!
8/23/2012 11:13:18 AM
You have a small area, and you want to eat healthier, have you heard of organic food and aquaponics? With the stress of a busy life, what is it that you do to increase your health? One way is through eating better and taking a break.
8/13/2012 11:22:15 AM
You can find thousands of recipes on the internet but you can't find your memories. Recipe cards remind of friends and family who shared their best recipes with us; generations of love on handwritten cards.
8/10/2012 2:44:32 PM
Check out this guide to food preservation to learn all about canning, freezing, food dehydration and more.
7/30/2012 8:34:54 AM
A fresh way to celebrate summer vegetables
7/24/2012 8:53:07 AM
Tips and tricks for cooking perfect ribs.
7/13/2012 10:37:08 AM
My childhood love of pickles reaches new heights on a trip to England, where I discover pickled onions. An official convert, I try my hand at pickling my own batch of small onions from our Texas garden.
7/9/2012 5:01:43 PM
When your own garden goes bust, the local farmers market is a great resource. The best health advice I've heard for some time is - Just Eat Real Food. Here is a farmers market recipe for Calabacitas that is delicious.
7/2/2012 12:21:04 PM
Peach Cobbler, it's a Southern classic and so easy to make. The basic recipe is so easy a child can make it but you can add your own flair with special spices or even change the fruit to what's fresh and available in your area.
6/27/2012 6:00:28 PM
Join us as we make our first farm fresh sausage! Step by step instructions and supply list for making your first sausage, including photo's to help guide you. Sweet Italian Sausage recipe included!
6/22/2012 11:15:00 AM
Tips and tricks to make you canning experience successful.
6/15/2012 8:16:40 AM
Slow Food USA, a national non-profit dedicated to creating a world where the food we eat is good for us, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.
6/12/2012 3:19:42 PM
Top 5 tips for perfect grilling.
6/12/2012 10:54:57 AM
Food kept FDR's Tree Army working to preserve America's outdoors. Here in Part 2 of CCC Food are a few more stories about these men who later headed to WWII as part of the Greatest Generation.
6/12/2012 8:17:46 AM
Fresh Roasted Coffee LLC is proud to announce construction has been completed on their environmentally friendly coffee roasting facility.
6/10/2012 5:18:10 PM
A brief look at the Texas cottage food law, in light of its June anniversary.
6/8/2012 10:11:16 AM
Farmer and chef share their unique perspectives on locally grown food and meat provided for farm to table restaurants.
6/4/2012 9:18:30 PM
Today's innovative farmers are paving the way for a bright, green future
5/22/2012 9:12:49 AM
A private watchdog organization, The Cornucopia Institute, has charged the USDA and its organic standards division with corruption.
5/17/2012 12:15:15 PM
2012 Festival to be Held July 22nd at Shelburne Farms
5/16/2012 2:05:56 PM
The guiding principles developed by Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm have made the business both successful and ethical.
3/19/2012 4:04:32 PM
It’s election year. What’s your favorite cheese?
3/8/2012 2:13:37 PM
Oregon woman recalls her parents making homemade bread from their own coarse-ground corn when times got rough.
3/8/2012 2:07:05 PM
Missouri woman remembers soup kitchens feeding the hungry during the depression era.
2/29/2012 10:22:12 AM
Missouri woman remembers finding wood when fuel was short, only to have it vanish, and then be replaced with a much-appreciated basket of vegetables.
2/29/2012 10:09:17 AM
Mississippi woman recalls her mother feeding hobos during the depression era, and she carried on the tradition even after she married.
2/29/2012 10:03:16 AM
Kansas woman remembers her mother feeding transients fried-egg sandwiches and coffee, even during the hard times of the depression era
2/29/2012 8:25:32 AM
Lousiana woman recalls the devices that her family used to keep food from spoiling during the depression era, including ice boxes, a pie safe, and cold well water
2/27/2012 12:55:09 PM
Texan recalls the chore of milking cows during the depression era
2/27/2012 12:47:50 PM
Missouri woman recalls harvesting sugar maple sap to make maple syrup during the winters of the depression era
2/27/2012 12:07:55 PM
Kansan recalls the prices of farm products and other staple items during the depression era
2/27/2012 11:49:06 AM
Nebraskan recalls several facets of depression era life, including the long stockings that she wore to school.
2/27/2012 9:29:13 AM
Oklahoman recalls her father looking for work every day during the depression era, and taking whatever jobs he could get.
2/27/2012 8:59:02 AM
An Iowa woman recalls the effect that welfare's free groceries had on the work ethic of some of her contemporaries
2/22/2012 1:34:08 PM
Oregonian shares poem about depression era lunch as a child
2/22/2012 11:43:59 AM
Wisconsin woman offers her opinion of the store-bought jelly available during the depression era
2/22/2012 11:09:04 AM
Arizona woman recalls making homemade popcorn balls as treats during the depression era
2/15/2012 4:27:19 PM
IHOP serves free pancakes to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
2/9/2012 3:01:31 PM
Iowa woman talks about her role in producing home grown meat and vegetables for her family farm
2/9/2012 2:46:21 PM
Small-farm owners discover a way to serve locally grown items to a public clamoring for more fresh food.
2/9/2012 11:01:34 AM
Consider joining a local CSA for the freshest foods possible and help preserve small, local and sustainable farming.
1/31/2012 11:36:24 AM
New standards will improve the health and wellbeing of 32 million children nationwide.
1/10/2012 12:11:11 PM
Celebrate National Pie Day, January 23, with the goodness of America’s favorite dessert.
1/1/2012 8:13:10 PM
You don't need culinary school to get some great cooking techniques. Just go to Grandma!
11/30/2011 12:16:48 PM
America’s Best Organics gift basket collections filled with premium organic and sustainable products from U.S. based artisan producers and leading organic brands.
11/30/2011 8:05:13 AM
What's the best "take a break" food between the Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas ham? Perhaps it's a bowl of healthy, vegetarian soup that is fully satisfying for a winter night.
11/14/2011 8:40:09 AM
Quick biscuits don't need to be out of a can! Make fresh, flavorful and healthy biscuits just as fast, and you'll have a "sweet" time.
11/6/2011 7:40:31 PM
Your favorite cookbook is not necessarily the most-used one in your kitchen, it's the one that gives you the most comfort. It's like wrapping yourself up in a quilt made by your maternal grandmother. Get cozy and remember your own favorite.
11/1/2011 9:01:57 AM
A good cookbook is worth its weight in gold – maybe gold potatoes, but that's good enough. Here are some that have the best-ever side-dish recipes. Is one of your favorites on the list?
10/25/2011 2:33:32 PM
A national company is looking for the
next great sauce. A contest by Dave’s Gourmet, San Francisco, hopes a home cook or a food
professional has the answer.
10/18/2011 12:35:48 PM
The Cornucopia Institute has just published a report showing the sharp distinctions between actual organic breakfast cereals, and those advertised as 'natural.' Since 'natural' has no defined meaning, those cereals may contain anything.
10/10/2011 10:44:51 AM
An online farmers’ market succeeds in its convenience for customers and ability to function even in bad weather.
9/27/2011 3:06:59 PM
Nutrition expert writes about the burgeoning local food movement and offers a roadmap for those interested in improving their diets with local, sustainable food choices.
9/27/2011 3:02:31 PM
USDA issued a challenge to help highlight Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables, the first phase of MyPlate, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative.
9/27/2011 2:55:58 PM
Top Chef participant joins restaurants and American Farmland Trust in promoting the second annual Dine Out for Farms week from October 16 to October 22.
9/27/2011 2:51:19 PM
Scientists from the USDA and Peruvian collaborators collected new cacao plants during a 2008/2009 trip to Peru that promise great new flavors for the chocolate industry.
9/6/2011 4:27:23 PM
Industry estimates show the 2011 California walnut crop will be the second largest crop on record, and experts say the weather promises an exceptional, high-quality crop.
8/16/2011 12:55:13 PM
Experts to help guide scientific analysis
under auspices of AGree, a new initiative with the goal of transforming food
and agricultural policy in the United
8/16/2011 12:50:27 PM
A new study by Essentia Health shows
rural populations lag behind their urban counterparts when it comes to getting
the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables.
8/9/2011 2:18:39 PM
Partnership’s goal is to protect
Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems, as
well as promote job training in the water industry.
8/9/2011 2:13:56 PM
A new USDA directory shows a 17 percent
growth rate in the number of farmers’ markets operating this year throughout
the United States.
7/29/2011 9:08:07 AM
Waiting for an Indian attack that never came, settlers boiled corn coffee to pass the time.
7/26/2011 2:28:48 PM
The Food Safety and Inspection Service hopes a new rule
will make labels on packaged meats more clear when it comes to added solutions
such as injections and marinades.
7/26/2011 2:22:56 PM
Recipes for Healthy Kids, a competition
endorsed by the first lady, has a winner. The contest challenged interested
parties to create tasty and healthy recipes for school cafeteria menus.
7/5/2011 3:11:30 PM
Since July is National Ice Cream Month, what better way to
celebrate than a few cool facts and figures about the tasty trends surrounding America’s
favorite frozen treat?
6/28/2011 4:00:05 PM
As part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, the
national competition – Recipes for Healthy Kids – results in new and
great-tasting recipes for school lunches.
6/14/2011 3:09:59 PM
An animal lab study appears to indicate that blueberries –
specifically the peel – offer a way to lower LDL cholesterol levels, though the
human benefits remain unclear.
6/7/2011 12:25:54 PM
New USDA initiative, Choose My Plate, offers a new graphic
to replace the food pyramid that can be confusing. Dairy is spotlighted as an
important addition to each meal.
6/7/2011 12:13:57 PM
Check out what a painter’s palette of vegetables can do
for you, adding nutrition and color to each of your meals. You’ll feel better
as your risk of heart disease decreases.
5/22/2011 12:53:21 PM
Country cookin' Gladys Taber is a little-known gem: her vegetable recipes are simple to make, yet gourmet to the tongue.
5/10/2011 12:46:46 PM
A new category at the American Pie Council Crisco National
Pie Championships draws innovative bakers in both the amateur and professional