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

Baking Sandwich Breads: ‘Pepperidge Farm-Style’ and Walnut Bread Recipes

By Wendy Akin

Pepperidge Farm was the bread we always had at home. Years later, remembering their jingle, “The bread that tastes like breakfast, with honey, eggs and milk,” I started trying to duplicate that iconic bread. Finally, here is the recipe I developed with today’s flour and yeast.


Baking Sandwich Breads: Basic White Potato, Whole-Wheat Potato and Oatmeal Bread

By Wendy Akin

If you’re going to get all the ingredients out and make a mess, you might as well bake a lot of bread. There are several breads I like to make, starting with the “whitest” and proceeding through to the darkest dough. Here are recipes for a basic white potato bread, a whole-wheat potato bread, and an oatmeal bread. Each recipe makes two loaves in a standard 9-by-5-inch pan.


Bone Broth Basics

By Sean and Monica Mitzel, Sovereign Sonrise Permafarm

There is much controversy over the health benefits of bone broth, you can find articles all over the web that fall into one of two camps: bone broth is another unscientifically supported health fad or bone broth is a health booster. I fall into the second camp. This type of broth is a fairly new phenomenon in the west, but it certainly isn’t a new thing.


Sourdough Vegetable Stromboli

By Renee Pottle, Seed to Pantry

Stromboli, like its cousin the calzone, is a flexible way to combine favorite toppings and bread. Leaving out the meat and adding veggies makes this Stromboli lunchbox-friendly.


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Simple Whole-Wheat Sourdough Starter

By Andrew and Michelle Shall, Shuv Naturals

If you have flour, water and time, you can capture yeast from the air and make your very own sourdough starter. It's a surprisingly simple process with delicious results!


How to Make Fruit Kvass with Probiotic Benefits

By Celeste Longacre

Probiotics and digestive enzymes are important to our health. Fruit kvass is a fermented drink that can be made quickly and cheaply to provide digestive health benefits. Celeste Longacre shows you how and includes a basic kvass recipe with blueberry, strawberry, and orange.


Flower Essence Jellies

By Susan Tipton-Fox, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms/Micro Dairy

I combined my love of jelly making and my love of flowers. Using flowers in some sweet form is not something new. Mountain people have always known that there are plants that have the ability to cleanse, uplift, heal and so on. I start my process with the first early (Native) flowers of Spring. Red Bud bloom (from tree) which is high in Vitamin C, Violet (we call them Johnny Jump Up), Dandelion and Forsythia.


Bottling Great Elderberry Flavor

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Most great ideas start small. That’s how Katie and Ben Reneker, founders of the Carmel Berry Company, started out handcrafting small batches of syrups and cordials with elderberries or elderflowers wild-harvested or grown on their small farm.




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