Real Food

How to find fresh, seasonal, sustainable foods, plus delicious, healthy recipes.

Homemade Sandwich Bread: Recipes for Potato, Oatmeal, White, and Rye

By Wendy Akin

Save money and warm your kitchen by baking sandwich breads at home with quality ingredients. Try the potato bread recipe, oat bread recipe, healthy white bread, and rye bread.

When Choosing Organic Grocers, Trust MOM

By Kurt Jacobson

When I found out MOM’s Organic Market was opening in White Marsh, I was thrilled. Scott Nash started MOM’s in his mother’s garage at age 22 in 1987 before opening the first store in Rockville, Maryland. He has been making waves in the organic grocery world ever since.

Sweet Potatoes and Shallots to Savor in Winter

By Barbara Damrosch

Planting shallots and growing sweet potatoes from slips is easy, and the two roots pair well in decadent dishes. Try these healthy sweet potato recipes with shallots.

Easy Bread, Fast

By Wendy Akin

Yesterday, I used my last two slices of sandwich bread. With no extra time to bake bread, I went with the easiest bread that needs almost no actual prep time. I stuck with the most basic bread formula. Here’s what I did.


Parmesan-Olive Bread

By Wendy Akin

Recently, I tasted a little sample of a Parmesan bread at an upscale store; it was so bland, I couldn’t taste any parmesan in it. So, I made my own version of the disappointing bread I had sampled. Mine really tastes of the parmesan and has the added flavor interest of the olives. It will be ideal on a cheese platter, perfect for a turkey sandwich, or with any pasta meal.

Orange Mulled-Whiskey Cider

By Sue Van Slooten

When the winds begin to howl, and Christmas music plays in the background, this is the time of year for a hot (spiked) cider drink.

Salmon Recipe and a Delicious Holiday Tradition

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

As we head toward the Winter Solstice, it's time to this recipe for Salmon en Papillote with Grand Marnier Orange Beurre Blanc, straight from our five-course traditional French Christmas Dinner at the L’ecole de la Maison cooking school at the Osthoff Resort. The cooking school is a memorable treat for any farmstead chef. The dish is perfect for a holiday meal with family or friends.

Brining Turkey During the Holidays

By Sean and Monica Mitzel

Well, here we are, in the midst of the holiday season. One of our favorite aspects of the holidays is gathering with family and friends and sharing an abundance of food. Fortunately we have a couple of beautiful turkeys we raised sitting in the freezer for a couple more feasts for the year. Turkey is certainly one of the highlights of our feasts and brining your turkey makes it even better!

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
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