Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Carrot and Ginger Salad

By Jennifer Sartell

This bright and flavorful salad makes a wonderful warm weather side dish or topping for your favorite grilled seafood.

Beet Salad Recipe with Mâche and Lettuce

By Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman

This Beet Salad Recipe with mâche and lettuce is a light dish you can accompany with soup, sandwiches or pasta.

Arkansas Wild Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Herbs

By Arkansas Girl

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.

Ultimate Sandwich Recipes

by GRIT staff

Build the ultimate sandwich with homegrown and homemade ingredients.


Blueberry Coffee Cake

By B.L. Lietzau

Recipe my mother used to make for us when we went on vacation to a northern Minnesota resort

Recipes for Wild Food

By GRIT staff

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.

How to Make Your Own Buttermilk

By Texas Pioneer Woman

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.

Best Breakfast Recipes

By GRIT staff

Make the most important meal of the day a success with our Best Breakfast Recipes.

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