Real Food

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

Freezing Broccoli and Beans

By Celeste Longacre

You get the most nutrient-dense vegetables by eating or freezing them immediately after picking. Don't know how to freeze broccoli or beans? Read on to learn vegetable freezing techniques.


How to Forage in the Woods for Wild Edible Plants (with Video)

By Alyssa Craft

Did you know that free food from Mother Nature is all around us? By learning how to forage, you can take advantage of nature’s bounty and even preserve it for future use and consumption!


Homemade Nectarine Preserves Recipe

By Wendy Akin

A commercial pectin recipe for this preserve calls for 4 cups of fruit to 7 cups sugar. I use about ¼ of that: at least twice as much fruit and half the sugar, so my jams and preserves taste of the fruit instead of sugar and have half or less calories. As well as the usual breakfast toast spread, try adding your own homemade preserves to plain yogurt.


How to Make Glaceed Cherries

By Wendy Akin

You can easily make your own glace cherries for fruit cakes and your Christmas stollen. The cherries you do yourself will be a darker red instead of that false neon color and will be made with only cane sugar and very little or no GMOs. These will actually taste like sweet cherries, with no odd chemical aftertaste. You’ll also save money.


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A Cool-Sipping Summer Honey Cocktail

By Sue Van Slooten

This cocktail makes use of honey simple syrup, and simple to make it is. It’s just a 50/50 concentration of honey and water, simmered together. (Regular simple syrup is just water and white sugar, same ratio. Try it for sweetening ice tea.) The recipe calls for Ungava gin, and if you can’t find it, use any high quality gin that’s readily available, although Ungava would be preferred for its unique flavor.


Making Fruit Jelly Using Apples for Pectin

By Andrea Chesman

Making fruit jellies without a lot of added sugar is easy when you let chopped apples supply the pectin your fruit lacks. A simple test of jelly on a cold plate tells you when the jelly point is reached.


Should I Refrigerate My Farm-Fresh Eggs?

By Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily

Learn how — and where — to store your farm-fresh eggs to keep them delicious and disease-free.


The Elusive DIY Reuben Sandwich and Family Secrets Revealed

By Ed Hudson

The pieces have all come together. Proper restraint has been shown and I managed to put together a pretty darn good homemade (all but the cheese) Reuben sandwich. However, it is not without some consequences and revelations of a none too proud family tradition.




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