Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America
Larry Cleverley is a farmer in Mingo, Iowa with a passion for locally-grown, flavorful food.
Tomatoes were not always grown in North America. A quick look at the history of tomatoes shows that the plant was originally domesticated by Mesoamerican people.
Learn how to cook wild game meat for the best results, with five recipes for big and small game and wild fowl.
Add concentrated fruit juice to your homemade wine ingredients to give your wine a plum or kiwi taste.
The best way to learn about the winemaking process is to make wine from a kit for your first few batches then gradually experiment with ingredients as you become more familiar with it.
Making use of wine making by product of chopped beets.
Get farm-fresh milk, again, with the LiLi Pasteurizer from Bob-White Systems.
Popcorn is one of the nation's most popular snacks. It can be healthy and also fun to grow.
Easy to make, this delicious drink is also an amazing super food!! Read on to learn just how good for you it is and how to make it.
What preserving farm kitchen recipes mean to the authors, and the memories of wholesome meals of their youth.
Make three cultured dairy products from one quart of cream!
How to make vanilla extract at home in less than 5 minutes with only two ingredients!
Making pear wine is not too difficult; if I can do it anybody can do it. The beauty about wine is that at bottling time you can make the wine to your taste: leave it dry, sweeten it back a bit, make it into a sparkling wine, or make it into a dessert wine.
Want to start making cheese at home? Here is an outline of basic equipment needs, as well as a few considerations for buying milk.
When it comes to shopping at the grocery store, you're presented with literally hundreds of options. The best choice, though, would be to buy food that was grown locally.
All food was wild once, and all the vegetables in rows at the grocers were bred over centuries from what we now call weeds. Their most promising pieces were swelled and sweetened, made fleshy or fertile to fit our tastes. Yet their original cousins still lie all around us - fresher and sometimes better than the supermarket version - and this time of year the Irish hedgerows create a vertical salad bar of fruits, nuts, leaves and berries.
It’s a showdown at the hoedown! These gutsy contestants battle it out for $1000 to Tractor Supply Company when they roast a pig over an open pit and churn delicious homemade ice cream with special musical guests County Road 5.
From crappie to venison, these Wild Game Recipes will help you make the most of this year’s hunting season.
Bring your catch to the table with, out of our favorite crappie recipes, this simple and delicious Crappie Casserole With Spinach Recipe.
Up to 80 per cent of our food is wasted – inexcusable in a world with so many struggling farmers and starving children. The silver lining, though, is that this means we could cure world hunger right now with what we already have. The first step, though, is eliminating waste in your own life.
This Homemade Baguette Recipe is perfect for dipping, making sandwiches or just by itself.
Ecothrifty food choices can be made by gradually adjusting your eating habits.
Cool off one of our best summer drink recipes.
Jean Teller shares a buttery microwave cashew brittle recipe from a Grit magazine reader.
Tips to get the most yield from your herbs, and some yummy herb butter recipes.
Chocolate brownies go green with a surprise ingredient.
Grit associate editor Jean Teller shares a watermelon pickles recipe to use up your excess watermelon crop.
Grit associate editor Jean Teller shares a watermelon preserves recipe perfect for using up your excess watermelon crop.
Grit associate editor Jean Teller shares a watermelon rind preserves recipe perfect for canning your abundant watermelon crop.
Try this Mossend Blue Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
Recipe with a Cabernet Sauvignon or some hard apple cider.
Bake up a skillet of berries with an oatmeal crisp topping for a quick, easy Fourth of July Dessert.
An artisan cheesemaker discusses her culinary
journey and explains that you don’t have to be a pro to experience the joy of
This Orange Rolls Recipe from 1932 is a crowd-pleaser.
This Lamb Curry Recipe is simplified by using prepackaged curry powder.
Get timeless recipes perfect for the farmer’s wife.
Celebrate the season with our Best Summer Barbecue Recipes.
Purchasing tallow rendered can be costly if you need it in bulk or like to have a large supply on hand so I render my own. Here's the process to render any animal fat that you need :)
This ten year old remembers spending time in Mom's kitchen as she prepares the most wonderful desserts from fresh fruit.
Take advantage of summer's candy with our best tomato recipes.
Use heavy whipping cream to make this Cinnamon Biscuits Recipe covered with a sweet pecan topping.
Use a cast iron skillet to make this delicious Caramel Pie Recipe and top it with a fluffy homemade meringue topping.
Got rhubarb? Make lemonade (and cobbler)!
Cooking with lard is the the secret to making your best recipes even better.
The CanCooker Jr. is the
perfect portable convection oven for smaller gatherings.
Gather fresh fruit for one of these rustic recipes.
Making your own salad dressing is very economical and can be made out of simple nutritious home grown items. One of my favorite is buttermilk and dill salad dressing.
Keep the chowder, but cut the starch with this vegetarian corn chowder recipe substituting white potatoes for vitamin-packed sweet potatoes.
Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan, this comforting and deliciously creamy cauliflower soup recipe with roasted garlic oil will satisfy every eater.
Celebrate rhubarb season with cake!
Cream of Asparagus soup--you can have your half-and-half, and still be healthy. It's mostly asparagus, for cryin' out loud!
As a young boy of ten I loved to pick strawberries. Mom taught me how to make a strawberry pie. I baked this pie for our youngest sister every year on June 2, strawberry season in Pennsylvania. Then a careless surgeon ended her life and my ritual.
This bright and flavorful salad makes a wonderful warm weather side dish or topping for your favorite grilled seafood.
This Beet Salad Recipe with mâche and lettuce is a light dish you can accompany with soup, sandwiches or pasta.
I had a fun time thinking of all the foods that grew wild in our part of the country and how, today, if we want any of them, we have to at least go to the grocery store and plunk down our hard earned cash for what we used to pick for free.
Build the ultimate sandwich with homegrown and homemade ingredients.
Recipe my mother used to make for us when we went on vacation to a northern Minnesota resort
Free for the taking, wild foods are all around you – even in your own yard, woodlot and garden. Tempted to spray those dandelions? Hold on a second: Dandelion greens are loaded with antioxidants, are high in vitamins and contain important nutrients. Plants that some folks may think of as a noxious weeds, to others may be nutritional powerhouses. Read on to find out what resources you are missing out on. But first, make sure you have a sound knowledge of safe and poisonous plants before you head out and ingest anything. Of the most valuable wild edibles are morel mushrooms, which sell upward of $20 per pound at the market, and may be popping up in your area as we speak.
Once you discover the many uses of buttermilk you will be using it a lot. Instead of buying buttermilk make it yourself; it is so easy to make it at home.
Make the most important meal of the day a success with our Best Breakfast Recipes.
Baked apples are scrumptious on the grill or from the oven - plus, you can customize the toppings!
A tasty old-world recipe from 3 sisters who lived on their father's original farm well into the eighties and nineties.
Nothing begs a good time like Traditional Southern Dinner recipes.
Violets are not only beautiful and plentiful this time of year in many gardens and yards, they are also edible and have several health benefits. Why not make some easy Homemade Violet Soda?
A barbecue giant from Texas shares its secrets to perfectly smoked prime rib recipe.
By canning your own food, you get the best quality at the peak of the season. I canned these French variety strawberries frozen from last season into a wonderful jam. Enjoy this easy recipe!
Make the most of in-season, local produce with these farmers' market recipes.
Learn how I make banana cream pie from scratch. It's practically healthy to eat pie made with fresh bananas, milk, farm fresh eggs, and a homemade pie crust.
Try this plump roulades recipe with red cabbage, beef and your German grandmother’s secret seasonings.
Spring time is so much fun, but can also be strenuous on your muscles. Try this simple, relaxing recipe to sooth your muscles and mind.
Warm weather is here, so make one of these great grilling recipes!
This easy coleslaw recipe makes for a jazzed up sidedish.
Learn how to make homemade mayonnaise to use as a base for various dips and sauces.
Pork and fennel is a classic combination for good reason. This simple meatball recipe is an Italian delight with a crusty baguette, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Try this twist on a meatball sandwich for a tasty, gourmet-meets-street-food appetizer.
Wasabi root gives these salmon balls a sharp kick. Dress them up further with toasted sesame seeds.
Homemade Ginger Ale offers many health properties, including relieving indigestion and other stomach aches.
Put together this simple arugula salad recipe with just a few hearty ingredients.
Celebrate the flavors of the season with a Spring Farmhouse Dinner.
Hot fresh homemade biscuits can liven up any meal. They also taste delicious alone, topped with homemade cream cheese and fruit butter. Making homemade biscuits is not hard at all and is actually quite enjoyable.
Add flavor and nutrition to your fruit smoothies with greens you've grown yourself.
Easy slow cooking recipes for any occasion.
Enjoy a quick and easy breakfast-to-go! Add extra nutrition and flavor to your fruit smoothies with greens you've grown yourself.
This delicious Corn Soufflé Recipe appeared in the March 1939 issue of The Farmer’s Wife magazine.
This Tomato Marmalade Recipe for canning includes oranges, lemons and cinnamon.
This Kansas Preserves with Sorghum Syrup Recipe comes from the August 1910 issue of The Farmer’s Wife magazine.
Discover the basics of the boiling water bath method and the pressure canner method in this home canning guide.
Have abundant hard-boiled eggs after Easter? Try this easy and delicious twist on the traditional egg salad recipe.
After receiving a windfall of milk, I was forced to experiment with several recipes to make foods made with milk.
Kombucha- the drink the Chinese call the 'immortal health elixir.' I have been experimenting with Kombucha and believe this to be the right mix to get a naturally effervescent,sweet fizzy tea. Enjoy!
Use your heritage turkey to make a hearty, homemade dinner.
Use stew hens from your backyard flock to make a tasty soup.
Make your own noodles with organic eggs—it’s easy to do, and delicious.
Brioche is a rich, eggy bread you can make at home.
If you have farm-fresh eggs, homemade mayonnaise is a versatile, easy recipe to use for your everyday cooking.
This homemade dessert is surprisingly easy to make.
Use farm-fresh eggs to make a nutritious meal with less than 10 minutes prep time.
Make herb syrups for cakes, pies and sorbets.
Use fresh herbs in this Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe.
Cooking with fresh herbs is the only way to go in spring and summer. Try one of these 10 recipes today.
Try this moist and scrumptious gluten-free dessert that combines the traditional lemon and poppy seed combination with complementing almonds and coconut.
Enjoy a delicious gluten-free corn bread muffin with this easy recipe.
Chemicals are everywhere! Here is a safe cleaner to use all around your house without harsh chemicals. So safe, you could drink it. With little ones running around, pets or simply for the benefits of all natural products, this cleaner is awesome!
Learn the boiling water-bath canning method and start preserving your harvests in the form of salsas, jams, jellies and more.
Nothing helps a sad time more than the comfort of Jello!
Learn how to make your own coffee creamer with natural ingredients.
Turn up the heat in your canning recipes and try this Pickled Spicy Carrots Recipe.
This Pickled Beets Recipe is complemented by the fresh flavor of dill.
This winter, curl up with a bowl of chili and a slice of fresh-baked cornbread.
Spice it up with this Spanish Jalapeño Cornbread recipe.
Make Buttermilk Cornbread just like Grandma's.
Try this Savory Sage and Peppered Cornbread with bacon for something different.
An Old-Fashioned Cornbread Recipe is just right with a bowl of chili.
Baby food made easy at home! Knowing where your food comes from is as important for you and more important for sensitive baby tummies. Try out these super simple fresh recipes to save a bundle on your little bundle.
Finish an elegant meal with this simple Baked Pears recipe.
Try this bright, tangy salad at your next spring or summer dinner.
Try this bright, tangy salad at your next spring or summer dinner.
Dress up Brussels sprouts with apples and onions.
Take a trip to the French countryside with this French farm dinner.
Sauteed Pompano fillets in a white wine butter sauce for an easy spring dinner
Make this simple Pheasant Baked With Cream Recipe for a comforting winter meal.
Homemade soda pop made from fresh ingredients is an easy, special treat. With only a few supplies learn how you can make this Spicy Ginger Ale.
Asparagus is incredibly versatile and goes with almost anything. See for yourself with one of our 10 best asparagus recipes.
Zucchini plants producing a ton? Show them who's boss and shred em'. After shredding, freeze it and take out later for delicious treats in the winter months. This zucchini bread recipe will certainly make its way into your recipe box!
Baking bread is a tradition that makes anywhere feel like home
They have a funny name, but don't let that stand in the way of eating this unheralded vegetable!
Try this simple Asparagus Pasta Recipe for a weeknight meal or when you're in a hurry.
Fresh ingredients makes this Italian Asparagus Salad With Rice a hearty side dish or a light meal on its own.
Easy Baked Asparagus Recipe uses seasonings and bread crumbs for big flavor.
Cashews add heartiness to this Turkey and Asparagus Stir-Fry Recipe.
This comforting and light Chicken With Asparagus Recipe uses many in-season spring ingredients.
Liven things up in the kitchen by adding smoked brisket to the usual burger recipe.
The special secret to this amazing Chicken 'n Dumplings recipe is to remove the fat from the chicken broth.
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.
Become a beekeeper and watch your bee-friendly garden flourish.
Spice up the stuffed cheeseburgers with steak sauce and cheddar cheese.
Layer enchilada sauce, tortillas with cooked ground chicken and green chilies, then top with sour cream and cilantro for a dish that will quickly become a family favorite.
Turn chicken thighs into a delicious chicken chili with cloves, chili powder, cumin seed, green chilies and chicken stock.
Add a sauce of cooked chicken, garlic soup, cheddar cheese to egg noodles, and top with breadcrumbs for a delicious chicken casserole.
Add breadcrumbs, minced garlic and cheddar cheese to ground chicken for a delicious dinner.
Try these Homemade Potato Noodles for a rustic touch to your next meal.
Fill this chicken stew with different bell pepper, tomatoes, potatoes, and add roasted garlic.
Italian salad dressing spices up chicken breasts before becoming delicious kabobs constructed with chicken, yellow onion and more.
Roasting chicken provides the protein for this barley soup, made with chicken broth, bouillon and mixed vegetables.
Chili paste, tomatoes and fresh basil add to this Chicken Breast Stir-Fry Recipe, which is served with ziti and Romano cheese.
Ragout accompanies this Moroccan Chicken Legs Recipe that includes diced tomatoes, green olives and capers.
Make your own pie crust to surround this delicious chicken pot pie recipe, filled with pearl onions, carrots, fresh ginger, cooked chicken and more.
Recipe uses chicken thighs, Greek yogurt, lima beans, tomatoes and sweet onion.
Chicken pho is a different take on chicken soup using soy sauce, rice noodles and shiitake mushrooms.
Recipe includes chicken thighs, ground cloves, tomatoes, almonds and lima beans made into a puree.
This recipe calls for chopped watercress and an orange Asian dressing to top off the chicken salad.
Making this chicken salad includes red pepper, red onion, lime juice and thyme for an island treat.
New potatoes, minced garlic, tarragon and artichoke hearts accompany these chicken cutlets.
Rosemary and balsamic vinegar add to the chicken legs recipe accompanied by skewers filled with eggplant, zucchini and apricots.
Lemon chicken set off by rosemary, artichoke hearts, lemon juice and lemon zest.
Beat the January food doldrums with this hearty - and healthy - dip.
An herbed crust puts a spin on the traditional chicken pot pie recipe. It's a wonderful cold winter evening comfort dinner plus a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken and vegetables.
Only 59 more days till Spring.... ahh! Yes, that doesn't sound so long at all.
Simple, delicious, different: cornbread made with a can of soup
Puffy soufflé omelet is baked, then served immediately for a great brunch treat.
For a great dessert, serve a chocolate soufflé; ingredients include cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
A hard-boiled egg, some minced onion and a few other ingredients creates a classic egg salad; serve on lettuce, in a sandwich or stuffed in tomatoes.
Hollandaise adds the perfect touch for these Eggs Benedict; use either Canadian bacon or smoked salmon on the English muffin before adding the eggs.
Whole grain bread makes a great base for this strata recipe, which includes thyme and Canadian bacon.
Egg yolks and egg whites are beaten separately, with cheddar cheese and fresh herbs added, to give this cheese soufflé its lift and flavor.
This unfolded omelet is great way to use leftovers, and you can cook on the stovetop or under the broiler.
Add shredded cheese to the eggs and pie crust before you bake this simple cheese quiche.
All you need for great scrambled eggs is a baking pan, eggs, cream cheese or cottage cheese and your oven.
Cook hard-boiled eggs in hot water and avoid boiling; peel when eggs are cooled.
Ramekins and a dash of half-and-half make great individual baked eggs for a family brunch.
Use a slotted spoon to remove poached eggs from simmering water before yolks lose creaminess.
Learn the basics of preparing poached eggs, baked eggs, omelets, cheese quiche and more.
Next time you're in the mood for pizza, try making your own!
This word, 'Resolutions' is on most peoples minds in the new year. Why do we think about this only at the New Year? Many of us take time to reflect on what transpired over the last twelve months of our lives... a time to think on what we would like to continue doing and what we want to stop doing...
Learn how to make southwestern pork sausage.
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.
These homemade pizza recipes are the perfect answer to a group gathering or family night.
Mix and match homegrown vegetables and other simple ingredients to make a delicious meal. Stir-fry is an easy way to take advantage of available garden harvest without much planning.
A twist on an old pickled beets recipe yields delicious results.
This Basic Pizza Dough Recipe will make your pizza nights all the better.
Try this Grilled Beef and Smoked Gouda pizza for a new take on the traditional pie.
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...
Make this easy Mediterranean Pizza for your next pizza night.
Have you ever considered making your own extracts? It's easy and only takes a few ingredients and a bit of patience.
Score big time with these game day recipes.
Here we share several of our newest holiday recipes sure to please your sweet tooth! Try our Buckeye Balls, Snowball Cookies, or Pumpkin Bread at your next gathering.
Our BnB guests love Barbara's recipe for yeast raised pancakes with mesquite flour. Milled from mesquite beans picked from our own trees, this sweet, nutty flour is gluten free, tasty, and healthy. A real treat for guests at our desert homestead.
This is not your mama's pumpkin pie!
A big move and a new job mean a new way of looking at the country life
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!
Stick to healthy New Year's resolutions with these healthy recipes.
A warm and hearty soup that you can set up and let simmer while you enjoy visiting with family and friends this holiday season.
The dill flavor in this sandwich bread recipe makes it stand out as special.
Beets keep this chocolatey cake moist without adding too much flavor in this delicious but simple Amish recipe.
See the list of our very best quick and easy recipes.
A perfect cheese fondue recipe for any gathering.
Nothing says ‘country decor’ more than a vintage cast iron sink. Except maybe a log cabin. Or a big pick-up truck. But nothing says ‘botulism’ or some other sort of nasty bacterial infection more than a vintage cast iron sink that’s been scratched
Make wonderful family memories in the kitchen.
How to preserve this spicy condiment for use in your favorite dishes.
No Christmas is complete without this wassail recipe.
Green beans with bacon make a stunning and delicious side dish.
Use this menu to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner that guests will rave about for years to come.
A perfect chocolate fudge recipe that even the kids can make.
A light and elegant traditional holiday salad.
What to do when you are overwhelmed with eggs.
Prepare a simple and elegant farmhouse dinner for family and friends with one of these menus.
Make a creamy potato soup with either shredded cheese or American cheese.
Earthy mushrooms, golden beets and fresh tarragon help make this Vegetable Salad Recipe the perfect wintertime meal.
This Corn and Sage Stuffing Recipe will be sure to impress holiday guests with its delicious combination of French bread, green pepper and poblano chile.
Chef Bradley Ogden shares his passion for holiday meals, quality ingredients and traditional American food with a twist.
Roasted root vegetables beautifully complement any fall or winter meal.
Making butter is an incredibly simple task and the reward is unmatched.
Duck eggs are just as tasty and versatile as farm-fresh chicken eggs, but need to be cooked differently to maximize their flavor.
Coconut Chicken Soup with Mushrooms
Thanksgiving is such a special time for families… here are some ideas on creating generational traditions along with decorating tips for a spectacular table… and of course some yummy recipes!
Being a home coffee roaster is easier than you think with these easy steps.
Members of the Solanaceae family, heirloom potato varieties are tasty in any recipe or as simple baked potatoes.
Enjoy this easy delicious Minestrone Soup for dinner tonight. You'll just love it with Tortellini!
CSA produce feeds a family.
Farm fresh eggs make holiday eggnog a tastier option than the store bought version - or eggnog made with store bought eggs.
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
Delicious dinner rolls to serve your guests at Thanksgiving dinner. A great way to use sweet potatoes.
This recipe is a great way to use up the final batch of sweet peppers from our garden and allow us to enjoy them all winter long.
Enjoy roast potatoes tossed with lemon, onion, bay leaves and cayenne pepper.
Turn your tender, homegrown corn into this delicious, generously flavored snack.
Snuggle in with this delicious, nutritious winter menu provided by the staff of Sunset Magazine. Their spread of healthy winter recipes tastes best when made with local ingredients from your winter vegetable garden.
This Cool Lime Squares Recipe makes a refreshing citrus dessert for warm days.
Five types of chips make this Five Chip Cookies Recipe a winner.
A wonderful fall dessert, this Apple Crumble will make them ask for more! Quick and easy to make, it is a family favorite!
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.
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.
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.
Heirloom onion varieties add diversity to both garden and palate.
Make your banana bread divine by adding an exciting sweet treat—ambrosia.
Try this recipe for rich, creamy spinach dip—this one jazzed up with pepper jack cheese.
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...
Andy Sell gives a one-fits-all recipe for a number of pumpkin flavored desserts and savory dishes. Take advantage of the decor at your door and make some truly pumpkin-flavored goodness before the harvest season ends!
As the weather cools down, the kitchen heats up with a delicious, quick and simple chili. Try this under 30 minute recipe for dinner tonight.
Use leftover grilled vegetables, such as zucchini, to create a healthy easy weeknight meal.
Sarah tries to organize her life by planning for fruit. She discovers that fruit is on a mission to take over her home.
There's nothing better than fried chicken. Except these double-dipped fried chicken strips. This I do swear.
A Brussels sprouts recipe that will forever change your opinion of Brussels sprouts.
Create a kid's party on a budget.
I have spent the fall in the kitchen. I have canned tomatoes, potatoes, corn, green beans, meat, jelly, and more. I have discovered a couple tricks along the way I would like to share.
Enjoy the fall harvest with a easy to prepare apple cake that goes together quickly.
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.
USDA website finds local farmers’ markets increase in nation as locavores search for healthy foods.
A Maine farm and vineyard delivers local food to customers’ front doors by horse-drawn wagon.
Butterfly your plum harvest for the best release of sweet juices in this European Plum Kuchen Recipe.
Preserve your sweet summer plums for colder weather with this spicy Pickled Plums Recipe With Red Wine.
Try this 3-gallon Spicy Crock Pickles Recipe using the magic of fermentation.
The only way to experience October is to make these pumpkin cinnamon rolls with spiced cream cheese frosting...immediately.
It's fall time, so pull out the slow cooker and make this pork with sauerkraut recipe today.
Extending the growing season
This recipe is a little different from your “usual” stuffed pepper recipe.
The State of Washington isn't only known for apples, but also for raspberries.
If you were at a grocery store in the 1940s, you might have grabbed a bag of Sally Ann Cookies instead of Oreos.
A simple, easy, and delicious dinner is within reach tonight. Try this Mexican twist on an American favorite!
Learn how to braise lamb and how to put together this delicious Lamb Neck Pie Recipe with Mediterranean ingredients.
This Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe is made up of thinly sliced lemons cut until they are almost transparent and soaked in sugar for a tangy finish.
Tackle this juicy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe, and bring friends into your kitchen’s fold to stay.
Savor the sweet flavors in this Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe.
Enjoy these wonderful homemade enchiladas using the dry enchilada mix recipe from last week's post.
This cheesy Zucchini Casserole Recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
Learn a brief history of the Amish including the origins of their food and try one of these tasty Mennonite recipes.
Neighbors share a spicy meal.
The fall season is the busiest for canners. I have been busy in the kitchen canning everything.
Make your own enchilada sauce mix at home with this easy and yummy recipe!
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.
The best gifts come as surprises.
Bring the taste of Mexico into your kitchen tonight with this delicious tomato soup that tastes like it's from South of the Border.
Check out this guide to food preservation to learn all about canning, freezing, food dehydration and more.
Recently my CSA box included romanesque and I explain what to do with it.
A fresh way to celebrate summer vegetables
Fresh tomatoes and basil are ready in the garden. Here is a simple delicious recipe for the grill that keeps you from heating up your kitchen during these hot lazy days of summer.
On my travels to England, I discover there's more to the country than just beer and learn how to make traditional rumtopf and fruit wine.
This Traditional Mincemeat Recipe requires no cooking and serves as a perfect filling for pies and tarts.
Make this Blueberry Preserves recipe and you’ll soon be licking every trace of dark, sweet preserves from your fingers.
The omelet king shares his recipe for a scrumptious potato-tomato omelet.
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.
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.
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!
Strawberry Shortbread made possible by Excalibur Food Dehydrator. Delicious and easy recipe!
Delightful directions come with this Lemon Poke Cake Recipe from Barbara Hill, Sanger, California.
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.
Fresh Roasted Coffee LLC is proud to announce construction has been completed on their environmentally friendly coffee roasting facility.
A brief look at the Texas cottage food law, in light of its June anniversary.
Farmer and chef share their unique perspectives on locally grown food and meat provided for farm to table restaurants.
National Pie Championship, part of the food festival the Great American Pie festival, features professional, amateur and junior chefs competing for prizes and bragging rights.
National Pie Championship, part of the food festival the Great American Pie festival, features professional, amateur and junior chefs competing for prizes and bragging rights.
National Pie Championship, part of the food festival the Great American Pie festival, features professional, amateur and junior chefs competing for prizes and bragging rights.
Today's innovative farmers are paving the way for a bright, green future
This Granola Whole-Wheat Coffee Cake Recipe makes a nice breakfast with a steaming cup of Joe, or a delicious dessert after dinner.
A private watchdog organization, The Cornucopia Institute, has charged the USDA and its organic standards division with corruption.
This Carrot Cake Recipe with Pineapple puts a delicious spin on a homemade classic.
This Freezer Dill Pickles Recipe is easy to make and results in a satisfying, crunchy snack.
2012 Festival to be Held July 22nd at Shelburne Farms
The guiding principles developed by Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm have made the business both successful and ethical.
Ingredient Is Going Local
Stocking up on supplies reduces your number of shopping trips. Planning meals ahead of time can save time and wasted trips to get those supplies. And a few minutes invested in preparation in the evening can make hectic mornings a whole lot smoother.
The Urban Bystander weighs in on the age old question about shipwrecked castaways.
This cake was a big hit at our Easter celebration! Why don't you give it a try? Your family and friends will thank you!
Written to be used with Pomona’s Universal Pectin, this Low-Sugar Recipe: Apple Cider Jelly with all fruit offers another way to enjoy fresh pressed cider.
Written to be used with Pomona’s Universal Pectin, this Low-Sugar Jam Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam is the perfect blend of sweet and sour.
Sweet Cherry Jam, when made using Pomona’s Universal Pectin, becomes a great low-sugar jam recipe.
Whether it’s for sweet cherry jam or apple cider jelly, your recipes for canning jam and jelly call for pectin. Here’s a new one to try that’s great for low-sugar jam recipes.
With the hens laying more eggs than I can use, Bread Pudding is the perfect recipe to use up a large volume of surplus eggs.
Simple ingredients. Fancy cutting anyone can master. It's a new way to gussy up plain ol' potatoes!
A recipe for cheesy crêpe packets.
A small variation to a recipe turns out to be a keeper with this yummy, homemade bread.
Making your own vanilla can save a lot of money and pump up the flavor in your recipes.
Learn how to make rabbit pot pie with hazelnut meal and rabbit meat.
Try this simple rabbit sausage recipe and enjoy the essence of Italian home cooking.
Combine fall ingredients such as apples and leeks in this delicious roasted rabbit recipe.
Roasting a turkey using an old-fashioned reflector oven (or tin kitchen) is not only easy, it's absolutely delicious!
These little cookie cups are wonderful for parties, holidays, or special occasions.
Small-farm owners discover a way to serve locally grown items to a public clamoring for more fresh food.
Consider joining a local CSA for the freshest foods possible and help preserve small, local and sustainable farming.
A simple pound cake recipe that can be served up plain or garnished with ice cream, whipped topping, or yogurt and fresh fruit, and a Hearty Salisbury Steak that's sure to please on a cold winter day.
An overview of the College of Marin cheesemaking certification program
An easy party snack that everyone will love! Serve some up at your Super Bowl Party!
Neither the school cafeteria's cardboard meat-like substance, nor the 19th century "health food" developed by Dr. James H. Salisbury, "Mom's Salisbury Steak" is a delicious meal for a cold winter's day.
A delicious bread that is a great compliment to any meal, or stands alone. This makes a large loaf, so you'll be able to share, IF you want to! :)
This is a very easy homemade cheese recipe that anyone can make without a lot of fuss or special equipment. It is great as a salad topping, or added to stir-fry!
Celebrate National Pie Day, January 23, with the goodness of America’s favorite dessert.
Nothing chases away the cold like a bowl of soup!
You don't need culinary school to get some great cooking techniques. Just go to Grandma!
A recipe for my homemade Mayonnaise.
Want an easy, family-oriented recipe for that cookie exchange? Take an hour, bond with the kids or achieve a new level of inner peace with this great recipe Becky found from King Arthur Flour.
Celebrate this holiday season by trying some of our family's favorite holiday recipes! Corn, Potatoes, broccoli, breads and cakes. A little bit of everything!
America’s Best Organics gift basket collections filled with premium organic and sustainable products from U.S. based artisan producers and leading organic brands.
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.
Bring cupcake-sized individual cheesecakes to your next gathering.
Sarah describes the month of Thanksgiving traditions and shares her favorite new cranberry recipe.
For a spicy take on turkey leftovers, try this fiesta salad.
Every holiday celebration requries leftovers, and turkey sandwiches are the top choice when it comes to Thanksiving.
Using prepared crescent rolls helps make these turnovers kid-friendly.
Combine the tartness of cranberries with the sweetness of pears for a delicious salad featuring leftover turkey.
A recipe from Bobby Flay uses bread crumbs to create the stuffing crust.
Create an easy and flavorful casserole to use that leftover turkey.
From our friends at Hellmann’s and Family Features comes a menu full of great recipes using all those leftovers from the big feast this year.
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.
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.
These Thanksgiving potluck recipes are a great addition to any meal, whether you are the host or the guest.
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?
Try a few new recipes featuring XyloSweet, a natural sweetener that uses xylitol as its base.
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.
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.
This creamy Southern Sweet Potatoes recipe is quick, simple, delicious and just what you need when the thought of cooking one more dish makes you cringe.
An online farmers’ market succeeds in its convenience for customers and ability to function even in bad weather.
These unique vegetables will win you over. Try this Rutabaga Apple Casserole recipe and see for yourself!
Consider growing and cooking rutabagas this year – particularly this Mashed Rutabaga With Onion recipe – for an easy way to give your dinner some roots. Mash them, slice them or throw them in a casserole.
Consider growing and cooking rutabagas this year, for an easy way to give your dinner some roots. This recipe for Mashed Rutabagas and Potatoes will win you over.
Seven indispensable ingredients make your gluten-free baking transition easier.
Anyone can make homemade bread, and here's proof in the form of easy bread recipes from our bloggers.
When it's cold outside, Lori turns to bread baking with this homemade wheat bread recipe.
Next time you're in the mood to bake and try something new, try this Herbs and Cheese Bread recipe; it doubles as pizza dough!
Anna's squash bread recipe is a great substitute for your typical zucchini bread.
Next time you go to make that delicious chicken salad, use this homemade white bread recipe to take it to the next level.
Sun-Dried Tomato Bread With Onion is wonderful bread with two garden favorites.
This Parmesan Pesto Bread recipe goes perfect with an Italian dish.
Get fancy with this Cranberry Walnut Bread recipe.
Learn how to make sourdough bread, and cook up some hearty and delicious pioneer fare in your kitchen.
Try this Sourdough Bread recipe next time, and take ordinary sandwich-making to the next level.
Step outside of the same ol', same ol' with this Sourdough Blueberry Muffins recipe.
Try getting back to your roots with this pioneering Sourdough Biscuits recipe.
Next time you want to put a twist on a breakfast classic, turn to this Sourdough Pancakes recipe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watching Barbara turn some whole wheat flour plus honey, yeast, salt, and oil into golden brown loaves of fresh, healthy bread is one of my life's real pleasures. Low cost, no artificial ingredients, and the flavor of fresh bread. What's not to like?
In response to a Facebook question from Suzanne Cox, one of our Grit bloggers, we have a few Apple Stack Cake recipes to share.
There's something so comforting about a nice cup of hot cider warmed with delicious spices like: ginger, cinnamon, allspice and cardamom. I usually just add a few bits of each spice to a pot each evening then fill it with cider and allow it to steep.
Try this No-Knead Sourdough Bread recipe the next time you want a delicious yet slight different sandwich.
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.
It’s officially National Whole Grains Month, and what better way to celebrate than with new recipes featuring a few ancient grains.
Peaches with cornmeal shortcakes, yum!
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
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.
USDA's Food and Nutrition Service today launched a photo contest to look for and promote best practices in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
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.
A new USDA directory shows a 17 percent
growth rate in the number of farmers’ markets operating this year throughout
the United States.
Ohio-based cookbook publisher announces new additions to its best-selling recipe-themed calendar collection -- now available in stores.
We love the fresh taste and low cost of homemade granola. To keep from heating up the kitchen in the hot Arizona summer and to save energy, we make our granola in a Solar Oven. Give Barbara’s recipe a try!
Spicy, crunchy fried green beans. Take a Midwestern vegetable, dash it with Asian spice, and figure out where it came from. Key West? You've got to be kidding.
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.
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.
Nearly every morning, Barbara and I enjoy homemade yogurt with our granola, also homemade, here in the Arizona desert. With a few standard kitchen tools, you can share our enjoyment of great homemade yogurt while saving money in your food budget.
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?
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.
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.
Fan the flames of summer by taking the kitchen outside with these recipes for cooking with fire.
Try this Fresh Corn Pudding recipe on the side with any main dish for a fresh corn pudding made with fresh ears.
Corn Pudding Recipe
For a delicious summer coleslaw, try your campfire cooking hand at this Citrus Coleslaw recipe.
This Campfire Peach Cobbler recipe makes any trail-made meal complete.
Next time you head out camping, try this Dutch Oven Biscuits recipe in the morning, and you'll be quite popular in camp.
Take the Dutch oven outdoors and perfect this Ranch Beans recipe, an American West classic.
Combat the drying of an open fire with this great Mop Sauce recipe.
Take your time with this Smoked Pork recipe. It's absolute gold.
This Grilled Lemon Potatoes recipe works with steaks, pork tenderloins, burgers, you name it.
For a healthful summer meal cooked outside, turn to this grilled salmon recipe with Memphis rub.
Use your best beef onhand with this Best Beef Burger recipe for the ultimate afternoon grilling experience.
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.
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.
Use this Memphis Rub recipe on anything from pork tenderloin to beef ribeye steaks.
Top this homemade Honey Almond Brickle Ice Cream recipe with homemade Honey Almond Brickle, and those you're feeding will be treated to a rare, elegant dessert.
Cooking with honey is one way to eliminate sugar consumption.
This jalapeño chicken recipe is excellent all on its own, or in a sandwich.
This chocolate torte with honey finishes meals with elegance and finesse. Raspberries and whipped cream are perfect complements.
Prepare a whole chicken with this Honey Barbecue Chicken recipe.
This sweet chili recipe is packed with flavor and made with tofu which makes it a delicious alternative to meat.
For a healthy dessert, turn to this rice pudding recipe.
Indulge a little with these honey crisp apples with a nutmeg cream that will lift your soul to new heights with each and every bite.
This honey garlic sauce for asparagus is a wonderful addition to an already tasty food.
Dig up those early potatoes and try out this red-skin potato salad recipe with a honey dill dressing.
This Oven-Fried Chicken recipe can be prepared in under an hour and enjoyed for days.
Honey BBQ Shredded Pork is the perfect main dish for a hearty protein-packed meal.
Creamy and decadent, this Carrot Soup Recipe is great for cool weather.
Chomp down on this Honey Granola recipe – it's sweet, filling and very healthy!
It's a sure second plate side dish; the Honey Baked Beans From Scratch recipe is savory and tasty.
Put down the sugar bowl and switch to honey with these wholesome baking-with-honey recipes.
Honey Sweet Corn Cakes Recipe is soul food designed for heavy hearted, hard working folks with a hankering for comfort food.
This Healthy Coleslaw Recipe is a real winner with a secret ingredient, honey.
As you're making this healthy cookie recipe, you'll know right away why it's healthy, then taste the end result; it won't disappoint.
Inclusion of honey, coconut and more make Bodacious Brownies our favorite for the best brownies recipe.
This Sweet Pot Roast will satisfy the soul with an Irish and honey flare.
This healthy oatmeal cookies recipe not only incorporates fruit and fruit juice, but also uses honey to cut down on sugar.
Spoon some of this delicious Honey Almond Brickle recipe over your Honey Almond Brickle Ice Cream for a bold touch.
Pecans and apples complete this Apple Quick Bread recipe.
Have this pumpkin pound cake recipe near your side when your pumpkin harvest gets underway.
Using nature's golden sweetener, honey, this Pumpkin Custard recipe is a creamy fall treat.
Try this quick and easy lemon scones recipe with honey to get the household moving in the morning.
Dust the top of this Lemon Poppy Seed Cake recipe with confectioner's sugar, and your guests will be chomping at the bit.
Nothing says country like bacon and muffins. Put them together with this savory bacon muffin recipe.
This Rhubarb Cake recipe with honey results in a healthful dessert for the family.
Try this Light Wheat Sandwich Bread recipe for a healthy bread recipe that uses honey for the sweetener.
Country cookin' Gladys Taber is a little-known gem: her vegetable recipes are simple to make, yet gourmet to the tongue.
A new category at the American Pie Council Crisco National
Pie Championships draws innovative bakers in both the amateur and professional
Homemade mac and cheese is the comfort food of the moment, and GRIT magazine shows how to make great, basic macaroni and cheese. Where you go from there is up to you.
A fresh, fast and easy dessert for Spring!
American Pie Council announces the winners of the 17th Annual
APC Crisco National Pie Championships, after 896 pies were judged by 174 pie
An easy recipe to make fresh ricotta cheese at home.
By living off the land, one couple's hard work pays off to help make life rewarding.
What's the cure for cooking too much food for dinner? Colleen uses leftovers to make a delicious frittata.
Reduce waste, add healthful food to the table and help the
environment by going green with these easy tips every time you head to the
Brown rice with fruit: you can make yourself like almost any side dish if you "sweet talk" it!
Foods you don't like just need a little sweet-talking to convince them they're good. Ask that stubborn brown rice: fruit improved its disposition!
Ramps are being over harvested. Here's a few simple action steps culinary professionals, the public and harvesters can take
Ramps have recently become a very popular wild food, and the unprecedented demand is driving over harvesting in eastern forests. The current trend unabated could one day lead to a severe decline of ramp populations. Leaf harvest may be an alternative.
Hank reports on some awesome eating thanks to Against The Wind Ranch's steaks.
Hank reports on a fantastic homemade fried fish recipe he recently experienced.
Colleen waits out the long winter by starting to plan for spring gardening – and enjoying the rosemary, sage, and thyme from last summer's bounty.
Making homemade yogurt is easier than I thought possible, and the yogurt is delicious!
Honeycomb can be combined with various cheeses, and a sharp cheddar makes a great taste treat with the addition of rose water. An unusual taste sensation for most westerners. Buying local honeycomb and cheese supports your nearby farmers.
Caleb's 2010 whitetail deer hunting in Kansas ended with meat on the table, but the monster buck eluded him once again.
Do you prefer meat from a local rancher/farmer or from the grocery store? Have you ever stopped to think which is best for your family and which is best for your pocketbook?
New federal dietary guidelines call for Americans to increase
their consumption of low-fat and fat-free dairy foods.
Bake up a storm and enter your best pie recipe in the
American Pie Council’s Great American Pie Festival in April.
Hank invents a wholegrain cornbread that's deliciously different.
Lori's favorite pastimes for cold days are baking and photography. This post has both – homemade bread and gorgeous nature photos.
Pairing a fruit and vegetable in a not-too-sweet side dish is nearly impossible. But here is one of the best!
A how-to homesteading book from the 1940s makes for interesting reading, especially about setting up a harvest kitchen.
USDA scientists, using a corn protein, are producing a
gluten-free bread dough similar to wheat dough, although they say more research
A unique taste-testing device offers the U.S. apple market the chance to
develop apple varieties with great crispness, a prized characteristic for
Researchers and chefs in North Carolina aim to breed a better berry,
and consumers will have an opportunity to add their input.
The Wild Blueberry Association of North America offers one
method to add more fruits to your new year’s menu – try frozen blueberries.
This unconventional easy chicken enchilada recipe will cure your craving for foods south of the border.
Warm up with this red lentil stew recipe with chicken; it's simply delicious.
Incorporate chicken, roasted vegetables and pan gravy in this roasted chicken and gravy recipe for an all-in-one fall chicken treat.
Try this Pan Roasted Maple Dijon Chicken recipe for a quick, healthful chicken dish that's good the next day as well.
Healthful and quick, this chicken stew recipe called Sweet & Spicy Tomato & Pepper Chicken Stew stands all on its own as a meal.
Buck conventional wisdome with this great grilled pizza recipe, Rosemary Chicken, Potato & Caramelized Onion Grilled Pizza.
This chicken kebab recipe, Grilled Chicken & Peach Kebabs, provides the perfect blend of summer's best flavors.
Next time you and your friends gather, you'd be wise to serve up some wings using this Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings recipe.
This recipe for braised chicken thighs with leeks and tarragon is the perfect springtime flavor.
One of the more easy chicken pasta recipes, Chicken Tenders Pasta with Tomato Sage Sauce, is not nearly as difficult as it sounds.
The news has "leeked" out – leeks aren't just a soup ingredient or flavoring vegetable. They can be the star in this rich side dish. It's easy, but people will think you're an expert at French cooking!
Boiled breads, like bagels, pretzels and dumplings, turn out soft and chewy. Enjoy a few homemade bagel recipes and other boiled bread recipes.
You don't have to go to the ballpark for a soft pretzel, just try our Soft Pretzel recipe.
Try this Herbed Cornmeal Dumplings recipe the next time you rustle up some lamb stew.
Get ambitious once you get the hang of making homemade bagels with this Pumpkin Spice Bagels recipe.
Enjoy a jalapeño bagel recipe that's easy to make from scratch.
No need to go down to the local bakery or grocery store; make your own homemade bagels with this Plain Bagels recipe.
This yummy and almost healthy version of a pecan pie is my favorite desert.
Methods and no-knead bread recipes guaranteed to make everyone a baker.
This Chocolate Cherry Bread recipe makes the perfect dessert.
There's really nothing like a slice off a loaf of dill bread still hot from the oven. Use this Dill Bread recipe and see for yourself.
Healthful and tasty, this Wheat Bread recipe will suit your needs for every meal of the day.
Rye flour produces a rare gem with this Rye Bread recipe.
Try out a golden brown treat any time of day with this Cardamom Cherry Bread recipe.
This Oat Raisin Bread Recipe is an old-fashioned recipe that will leave your loved ones wanting for more.
It's not as hard as you think. Use this Basic White Bread recipe and whip up your first batch of the finest.
When using a bread machine, don't throw out your favorite flavors.
Learn how bread works; the secrets to cultivating yeast and developing gluten.
Nuts offer a lot of nutrition, not many carbohydrates and plenty of flavor, and KC provides a recipe for a salad with nuts.
A concerned mother uses homemade cheese sauce to sneak a variety of vegetables into kid's meals.
KC does her culinary impression of an improvisational jazz solo -- using butternut squash and "forbidden" rice.
Cabbage need not be considered sour, or acidic, or bitter. Here's a mild cabbage recipe anyone can love. Of course it includes bacon! That always helps.
Comfort food can be vegetables! Just be sure to use cheese and butter to ensure it qualifies as comfort food.
Working an art fair in a windowless convention center for three days, Colleen finds unexpected inspiration in a celebrity chefs event sharing the same venue.
KC finds a restaurant that's doing local and sustainable right.
A rich, creamy side dish for the holidays
Hank has high hopes for making good homemade wine with his new Artful Winemaker kit.
Meet some of the farmers who bring you those traditional
Thanksgiving foods each year, and discover how learning where your food comes
from improves the taste.
This protein-filled side dish has been popular for thousands of years – but you and I just didn't know that!
The UN's State of the Future report paints a grim picture of what may lie just ahead, meanwhile many millions work with intelligence and wisdom to create something else that is wholesome and enduring ... the Millennial Agrarians.
K.C. turns to sweet potato chicken soup for warming the cockles of more than just her heart.
Kathleen "Kat" Montgomery, and her Kat's Salsa Fresco recipe, began doing business at the urging of friends.
Greensgrow's Eggplant Dip recipe is the perfect appetizer for most any diet.
Have leftover strawberries this year? Your family is in luck. Use this Pawpaw Strawberry Mousse recipe and let us know what you think.
Use the fruits of your choice with this delicious Rustic Fruit Tart recipe.
If you thought Southern cooking was all about lard and frying, take another look. Here's a place with the true secret of Southern cooking: vegetables are king!
Consuming more plant-derived sterols and stanols lowers
cholesterol, and a new study finds it helps to consume such items throughout
Slow Food International shows off the worlds best food at 2010 Salone del Gusto in Turin, Italy.
Hank announces the GRIT team's brand new Guide To Homemade Bread.
Hank loves Nina Planck's 2007 book Real Food: What to Eat and Why.
A new exhibit at the U.S. National Arboretum aims to help gardeners add ornamental edibles, adding color to the garden and food to the table.
The UN's FAO has called an 'extraordinary' session of food specialsts for Sept. 24 in Rome to address the surge in the cost of food, the the specter of global famine. Meanwhile, there are dozens of model solutions people can implement now.
My dislike for the industrial food system in our nation has always occupied an area of my mind, trying to coax me to change my food shopping ways. Now a new book, Farmer Jane, challenges me to act upon what my brain has been telling me all along.
A tasty treat featuring Patty Pan Squash!
You can get more out of your sweet potatoes than just the tubers. Do like Grandma Mallory did, and eat the leaves, too!
If you find yourself looking at a plate of figs in the refrigerator, turn to this old favorite Traditional Fig Jam recipe.
Use a natural sweetener with this Agave Sweetened Fig Jam recipe.
Sweeten your blueberry jam recipe up with a natural sweetener and make Agave Sweetened Blueberry Jam.
Use this Raspberry Jam recipe for a little something just like grandma used to make.
Cap a tasty dessert for several months with this recipe for Peach Cobbler in a Jar.
Go beyond grilling only corn on the cob and potatoes--here's how to cook almost any veggie on the coals!
These recipes aren't ones I usually think about when planning to make the most of the fruit that's available but they are great!
A Brinkmann charcoal smoker, the Smoke 'N Grill, will be given away by GRIT and All Seasons Homestead Helpers.
Living without air-conditioning, summer cooking needs to be easy--and minimal. Colleen shares recipes for three scrumptious salads.
Not sure about grits cuz it's goopy? Here's a baked grits with bacon and cheese that everyone can love.
LeAnna has been scheming with her freezer to find ways to save more of our food. Here are some of her tricks.
This frosty, sweet and slightly tart dessert really hits the spot when the temperatures start soaring. Frozen Lemon Squares have won raves every time I've taken them to a picnic or potluck lately!
The recently released report of the President's Cancer Panel, and the growing industrial catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, make it glaringly plain: clean land and clean food are our path to survival and good health.
Asparagus with a zing: an easy recipe that makes this vegetable into a gourmet side dish.
Sue makes homemade meatballs using grape jelly and chili sauce.
With a few recipes from Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Diet Recharged and Eat Clean cookbooks, you can serve a crowd-pleasing menu filled with great flavors and healthy choices.
This homemade bread recipe from Judy will work for even a beginning bread maker.
Avoid the corn syrup or marshmallows and make this delicious honey-kissed version of candied carrots.
Gaps in regional food systems cause many small meat and poultry producers to lack ready access to meat processing plants, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Studies are ongoing to determine what effect irradiating salad greens has on the vitamins and minerals found in greens, specifically spinach.
Stratford University’s culinary instructors offer a few tips, and a few recipes, to assist those suffering from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
It's so easy to make your own laundry detergent - economical and greener than using commercial brands!
Salsify was once called the "poor man's oyster." This jewel of a root vegetable truly does taste like oysters.
KC outlines program designed to improve child nutrition and stimulate farm economies.
Tapping into the creativity of chefs in California and Nevada, the California Wild Rice Rocks My World Recipe Rumble yielded a knockout or two.
Susy finds baking bread both enjoyable and deeply satisfying.
We woke up early and headed out to Twin Oaks Family Fun Farm to pick a few pounds of fresh strawberries to make both quick and easy jam as well as to preserve for future deserts when the season is long gone.
Susy offers suggestions on how being prepared can keep you from eating out.
Experiments focus on a plant-derived carbohydrate as a substitute for gluten.
Stretching your family food budget with dried beans and an easy Navy Bean and Ham Soup Recipe.
Susy and Mr. Chiots make maple syrup from the sap of their maple trees.
Learn more about marketing local foods from an expert during a meeting in Kearney, Nebraska, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs.
The 2010 contest, sponsored by American Farmland Trust, kicks off with a free webinar presented by winners of the 2009 Favorite Farmers’ Market contest.
Cindy is slow to warm to the Southern food of her in-laws, but pulled-pork sandwiches win her over.
Recipes offer elegant and delicious ways of adding fresh fruit – with great flavors and wonderful antioxidant benefits – to your family’s dining experience.
Traditional foods of Mexico offer rich flavors, brilliant colors and a variety of ingredients, and they don’t deserve the spicy reputation.
Tired of oatmeal for breakfast? Try these sweet and savory muffins – just as healthy, and oh so good!
A local company serves up some honestly good treats.
Susy cooks from scratch and saves time for other tasks. Here's how.
This year’s Great American Pie Festival features American Pie Council/Crisco’s 16th annual National Pie Championships along with a scholarship competition for Junior Chefs.
Attend the second annual Raw Milk Symposium to learn more about the topic and why milk producers and consumers are raising questions regarding regulations.
Sandy makes a very special kind of egg sandwich named after a childhood television show villain.
Virginia reader hopes to locate a recipe from a now-closed café.
When it comes to food and sex, common sense trumps science.
All it takes is information, introspection, and a little simple math to convince Susan that buying local food is worth it.
The snickerdoodle cookie has been around a long time and the basic recipe varies little. However, there are some definite tips and tricks to making the perfect snickerdoodle with crispy edges and a soft middle.
After raiding GRIT’s recipe archives, we found these wonderful selections, including some old favorites.
It’s organic. It’s delicious. It fits ALL budgets. It’s a seasonal treat that can only be made when Mother Nature says so!
Try a new recipe feature pork chops, nectarines, blueberries and raspberries to spice up dinner tonight, and add fruit to your diet.
Using techniques honed by restaurant chefs, you can make dinners that will wow your family and friends.
When your freezer is still harboring blueberries, you have eaten all the syrup you can handle, and waffles just seem so boring.
Comfort food recipes to keep you wam on a cold day.
Terrific tips and tasty recipes help you create the best party as your friends gather to watch the Colts vs. Saints in Super Bowl 2010.
Lori gets turned on to problems with high fructose corn syrup and researches sugar substitutes.
Culinary instructor and chef suggests a few Southern specialties to help you try a new food style to break you out of that routine and treat your taste buds to something new.
Hank loves cooking with heirloom rice.
Take note, strawberry lovers. Enter your favorite recipe in a new contest from the Florida Strawberry Growers Association.
On January 23, the nation recognizes the quintessential dessert while the American Pie Council offers a website filled with recipes and coupons.
Students at Montana State University lead program about agriculture at the Bozeman Boys & Girls Club.
Getting back to nature cured Mishelle's digestive disorder!
How many degrees of separation can we allow between the natural state of a food, and what we end up eating?
If you haven't had enough of this comfort food, we've got some more mac and cheese recipes for you.
Shannon keeps learning and making steps toward truely healthy eating.
Invitation leads to Tennessee BBQ festival standard, the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.
Tap a couple trees and serve delicious, golden goodness on homemade pancakes.
A new study offers insight into the effects of mild dehydration, including fatigue, confusion and mood swings.
Maine-based DennyMike’s ’Cue Stuff barbecue rubs and sauces earn top honors in 2010 Scovie Awards, an international competition.
A paranoid gardener reflects on her plans to harvest rye.
Steps for killing and processing your own turkey.
This easy bread recipe will have you doing the bread making for your family.
Fleischmann's® offers a free recipe book, Breakthrough Bread, featuring a revolutionary no-knead technique that makes baking homemade bread simple.
Arkansas hosts its first Farm to School conference November 12 at Heifer International headquarters in Little Rock.
Prepare yourself for holiday feasts (and other eating events) with a few Party Preparedness Strategies from author Susan Burke March.
For this year’s feast, check out recipes from GRIT, MOTHER EARTH NEWS, THE HERB COMPANION and The Food Channel.
Eating healthfully is one step in avoiding the worst of the flu season, and here are a few of the best foods to add to your flu-season diet.
McCormick & Co. offers a few new spice combinations to spice up your holidays!
Just in time for the holidays, we searched our recipe archives to find the sweetest treats for you to woo your family and friends.
As the temperatures dip, our desire for a warm, comforting meal increases. Fall veggies, like squash and pumpkin, offer the perfect chance for a delicious soup or dish.
Commercial bread poor substitute for KC's usual bakery-made breads and buns.
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, a new initiative from USDA, provides consumers the chance to connect to local food producers.
Scientists discover green tea’s chemicals may stimulate bone formation and help slow its breakdown.
Food choices may be the answer to keeping your doctor happy.
Culinary pros in California and Nevada are invited to compete for cash.
Our tastes and our food likes and dislikes may be in our genes.
Contest names top three farmers’ markets from across the country, as American Farmland Trust works to spread the word about the benefits of buying local.
Slow Food USA pushes to get real food into schools and organizes more than 100 community eat-ins set for its National Day of Action on Labor Day.
The dairy farm portion of Foxwood Farms is up and running and turning into cheese.
The art of making bread can sometimes consume you to the point of mixer overload.
The farmers market is one of my favorite places to be!
Brent and LeAnna go foraging for free wild blueberries.
Spicing up more than cuisine, cayenne peppers contain a compound that holds promise in both agricultural and medical applications as an antifungal agent.
BLT sandwich with homegrown tomatoes and fresh peaches mark the season for KC.
The Alderman Sterste family goes strawberry picking.
Tricia may now deserve the long sought after title of bread maker!
Eating fresh food saves money and wakes up your taste buds. Buying fresh and buying local adds flavor and freshness to your table.
While a major diet and exercise overhaul may seem overwhelming, the benefits are still indisputable. Baby steps help, and adding antioxidant-rich herbs and spices to your diet can be a baby step in the right direction.
From chefs in the San Antonio area, here are a few delicious takes on chicken.
Recipes featuring dried fruit make for great additions to the family table.
A few more dishes that captured the judges’ attention at the National Chicken Cooking Contest.
Green tea and probiotics help keep your chickens healthy.
Brent and LeAnna take their Friday night homemade pizza to a new level by making their own mozzarella.
A wide variety of increasingly popular ag ventures, all open to a public seeking locally grown produce and ways to reconnect with nature, are all within driving distance of Los Angeles.
Family is the most important part of the holiday for Tricia.
Wonderful recipes bring out the best of the zesty horseradish root.
Recent studies provide ammunition for coffee lovers everywhere.
Shifting your focus to small changes in your diet and exercise program may be the way to go to reap big rewards.
Caffeine in dietary supplements may not be listed on the label.
Hank is intrigued by a study on walnuts and brain function.
Andy offers suggestions for intentional eating ... and living.
Making homemade butter in a mason jar.
USDA’s grant program helps with improvements and expansions of farmers markets, roadside stands, CSA programs and more.
Chef offers tips to help parents keep their children healthy and enjoying nutritious foods.
Traverse City, Michigan, hosts a culinary grudge match as chefs from northern Michigan take to their kitchens against chefs in the southern part of the state.
It's fairly apparent Jean likes recipes. Check out the latest from Good Things to Eat!
March is National Nutrition Month, so here are a few tips to help you shift your healthy lifestyle choices into high gear.
It makes sense to take another look at how much you spend on food, what foods you buy, and how your family eats.
A request for help locating a few elusive recipes for our GRIT readers.
KC gets to know her neighbors through meals and stories.
Hank reports on the best chili ever.
FoodieView, an Internet search engine for foodies, offers some great menu choices for your Super Bowl celebration.
Debbie explores this sewing craft and adds new healthy recipes.
Grapefruit is a wonderful fruit to keep around in the winter.
The USDA’s Children’s Nutrition Research Center celebrates a milestone in its quest to help children stay healthy.
Hank reminisces about marzipan and reports on the pig he ate this Christmas.
Robyn puts a new twist on some standard homemade gifts.
Hank reports on 18-months of good times with the Orion Original Cooker.
KC visits a ranch with a built-in butcher shop in Vinovo.
Cold weather calls for warm and familiar comfort foods, so add a few new, and healthier, options to your family’s favorite menus.
Campbell's Soup Co. teams with singer/songwriter Jewel to help support the National FFA Organization and the future of American agriculture.
Study shows consuming hibiscus tea helps lower blood pressure.
Holiday goodies from Racine Danish Kringles are delivered to your door, just in time for Christmas or New Year’s morning.
Editor In Chief KC Compton reports from Turin, Italy where she is participating in Slow Food USA's biannual Terra Madre event.
Getting the chance to taste this unique fruit.
Almonds are even better for you than they originally thought.
Yes, you can grow this tasty treat.
Lakeshores, fall color, and cheese make a great combination.
GRIT offers some of the more popular heirloom tomato recipes out there.
Many flowers and plants have seeds that are easily saved.
Getting sick of buying yogurt? Make your own.
Making stir-fry is simple.
We locavores certainly do eat well – even when we don’t even know that’s what we are.
Here in South Haven, blueberry is king, and our contribution to the fruit festival line-up is the National Blueberry Festival.
Tropical region produces the finest hand-picked beans for a perfect cup of java.
Cutting back on food waste.
My search for family potato salad recipes was a success.
Farm Foundation’s report turns spotlight on ‘What’s Driving Food Prices?’
Store some of your garden bounty in a root cellar.
My husband and I decided we were going to start a small flock of chickens. We wanted to be able to raise our own meat and eggs for economic reasons, and because we like knowing exactly what is in the food we eat. We decided we would choose two different breeds to start this flock. AND SO IT BEGAN!
Study also shows U.S. recommendations may be too high.
Study adds yet another reason to include a variety of vegetables on the menu.
Spices and herbs not only add taste, they are rich in antioxidants.
You'll never do grocery garlic again.
An Inspired Thanksgiving
Select your turkey based on your guest list.
Flies may be more than a mere nuisance. They may also spread food poisoning bacteria like Salmonella enteritidis to chickens and their eggs.
After more than a half century of research, the rhizoma perennial peanut is now considered by many growers to be the best perennial warm-weather legume for southeastern states-the "alfalfa of the South."
Students and researchers explore camelina uses.
Photo contest celebrating Sunkist's 100th year to benefit Special Olympics
Wisconsin dairy farm uses Holstein waste to produce clean energy.
Natural chemicals in berries and herbs kill cancer.
Secrets to milk’s color are all about deflection.
March brings a sap-sizzling tour in Geauga County, Ohio, that’s worth taking.
Mom and the Mayo Clinic recommend chicken soup to help alleviate symptoms of cold and flu.
Organization touts cherries to help Americans eat heart-healthy red foods.
Administered by the Council on the Environment of New York City, Greenmarket organizes and manages open-air markets in the city.
Educational project helps New Jersey family keep farm amid urban sprawl.
A Few Heifer Facts
Resources for cheese making.
Biofuels might be the help small farmers are looking for to ease rapidly increasing energy costs.
Those elongated green fruits don't look a thing like cantaloupe.
Raw milk has enjoyed quite a bit of press in the past few years and the only thing that's for sure is that folks don't agree about the benefits and/or risks of consuming it.
On a Saturday in early June, I accompanied Liz to the Union Square Greenmarket, which is comprised of several dozen vendors marketing all types of produce - fruits, vegetables and even lamb chops.
Part art and part science, cheese making integrates many variables into a product that reflects nuance of raw material, environment and process - not unlike the great wines of the world.
West Virginia group welcomed author Euell Gibbons during early years of Nature Wonder Wildfoods Weekend at North Bend State Park.
Greens not only taste great, they nourish our bodies with abundant vitamins and minerals.
This soft drink debate covers where in the U.S. use the name Pop vs. Soda vs. Coke, includes information on regions that use specific words to describe their soft drinks.
Joshua Young shares his tips on foraging for mushrooms and his fried morel mushrooms recipe. Originally published as "Fry Up a Batch of Morels" March/April 2007 GRIT MAGAZINE.
Learn how to use medicinal herbs safely, includes information on Sassafras, Sarsaparilla and Bayberry herbs. Originally published as "Use Herbs Safely" March/April 2007 GRIT MAGAZINE.
More food outlets are selecting organic produce due to the growing organic food sector, and that means a greater market for producers.
An easy-to-carry wallet-sized guide for shopping organic that helps shoppers stay away from pesticide-contaminated produce.
In this interview, "Farmer John" Peterson talks about how Angelic Organics turned to biodynamic farming and became a successful community supported farm. Originally published as "The Joy of Feeding People" January/February 2007 GRIT MAGAZINE.
Raising goats for milk has benefits, goats frolicking around your farm are a hoot to watch as well as a great source of fresh milk. Originally published as "Pint-size Goats = Gallons of Milk" January/February 2007 GRIT MAGAZINE.
Madalene Hill and Gwen Barclay share soup-making tips to make your soup recipes shine, includes herbs to add to soups, soup starters and recipes for soup stock.
Colin McCrate and Brad Halm create an urban farm company in Seattle that passes along their acquired knowledge of ecological sustainability by providing others with the starting points and maintenance it takes to begin and grow a sustainable backyard garden unique to personal needs.