Food

Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Facts About Foraging

By Mary Lewis

Get foraging advice to help you harvest fresh, local, wild food resources. Always exercise caution while foraging and check with conservation or other land management officials before harvesting plants from public land.


The Art of Homemade Venison Sausage

By Jenny Flores

Discover the ease of making your own sausage, and mix it with seasoning blends for a variety of flavors suitable for any meal.


Going Whole Hog with a Pig Roast

By Jason Herbert

A pig roast is ideal for big celebrations, and the best way to roast a pig is in the ground, with the help of family and friends.


Cheese as You Please

By Maggie Bullington

Learn how to whip up simple cheeses at home with minimal experience or equipment, and still get incredible results.


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Cooking with Crab Apples

By Bruce and Elaine Ingram

Plant colorful, fragrant crab apple trees on your property for their beauty, as well as for the delicious fruit they produce.


Oven-Dried Preserved Tomatoes Recipe

By Alex Elliott-Howery and Sabine Spindler and photos by Alan Benson

You can only make so much marinara sauce with all those tomatoes from your garden. Why not turn some of them into flavor gold instead?


Salt-Preserved Citrus Skins Recipe

By Alex Elliott-Howery and Sabine Spindler and photos by Alan Benson

Use this simple recipe for citrus skins once the fruit has been juiced. All you need is salt, citrus peels and time.


Pickled Cherries Recipe

By Alex Elliott-Howery and Sabine Spindler and photos by Alan Benson

You couldn’t ask for an easier way to preserve cherries —no pitting required! The finished product pairs with wine and cheese, cocktails or salads.



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