Using Phenology to Better Know Your Land

Observing and documenting the seasonal phenomena that happen on your land can be a fascinating and important way to get an understanding of how it changes through the year. And it can be fun, too!

Honoring the Seasons Through Land-Based Living

At Wild Abundance, reconnecting with the land means living and working in sync with the cycles and seasons as they unfold. Here is a guide to the very beginnings of the East, when the earth is waking up, and moving from the slowness of winter into the flurry of action of spring: Harnessing the Maple Moon of February and the New Growth Moon of March on your homestead.

Apple Guacamole Recipe

Use the last fresh foods of fall to make a lively guacamole. The apple guacamole is not only a fine substitute to traditional guacamole, but it is lovely in its own right. It’s flavor is subtle, but complicated. It tasted great with homemade nachos. I can even imagine experimenting with different kind of apples for different flavors. The green apple gave is a sour punch, but a sweet apple could work too for a different effect.

How to Pickle Radishes (With Recipe Variations)

Radishes are among the very first non-leafy greens available in the spring. While radish pickles can be canned, I find them more delicious as refrigerator pickles. They can last up to 2 months (but trust me, you’ll eat them long before that time). I create all kinds of variations: Asian-style for use in ramen, sweet, spicy, citrus, and more.

Shredded Kale Salad Recipe

With a little bit of elbow grease, you can turn kale fresh from the garden into a delicious raw salad in the middle of winter.

Spring Asian Noodle Recipe

Use the freshest spring veggies to create a cost-effective dish packed with nutrition and flavor. It's seasonal eating at it's best.

Hearty Venison Chili Recipe

Use venison to create a pot of rich, meaty chili perfect for warming up on cold, fall days. So good, there won’t be leftovers to freeze.

100 Mile Food Plan

What would you do if the trucks stopped coming to the grocery stores? Find out how a community college class project spurred students to make plans for just such an experience.

Making Marmalade

Making delicious homemade marmalade from Seville oranges.

Dipping Beeswax Candles

We dipped candles from our hive's beeswax to celebrate winter. Candlemaking is a nice seasonal craft. Here’s how we did it, plus some tips to get you started.

How to Eat Seasonally

These resources will help you learn how to eat seasonal foods in order to save grocery money.

Enjoy Fall Flavors With Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potatoes are vitamin-packed powerhouses, and have a sweet, rich flavor that lends itself to a variety of recipes. From fun sweet potato biscuits to a traditional molasses sweet potato pie, use these healthy sweet potato recipes to enjoy one of fall’s best flavors.

Food is Love

Simran Sethi enjoys the fruits of late summer at a local farm dinner.

Roasted Green Tomatoes

How to roast green tomatoes to be eaten alone or to boost the flavor of other recipes.

Will You Get a Flu Vaccine This Year?

We received more than 900 responses to a recent poll about flu shots, and we want to know: Are you getting a flu shot this year, and why or why not? Plus, share your tips for staying flu-free, flu vaccine or no.

Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Happy Thanksgiving! Want a new vegan dessert to serve at Thanksgiving? Try the Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie from the Web site Care2 Inc.

Vegetarian and Vegan Thanksgiving Meals

Vegetarians and vegans can enjoy an excellent meatless Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these great vegetarian and vegan recipes and websites.

A Toast to Roasted Vegetables

Roasting is the best way to cook winter root vegetables, because dry heat coaxes out and concentrates flavors. Use this simple method and fool-proof tips to bring out the best in  parsnips, carrots, rutabagas and other root vegetables.

Grow Mushrooms This Winter!

Try doing something different this winter by growing mushrooms. It's entertaining, and it provides you with an edible treat!

Cooking Greens for Greens Haters

The right recipe can convert people who think they don't like cooked greens, or energize cooks in need of fresh ideas. Here we offer a roundup of recipe ideas for garden-fresh greens from arugula to turnips.

Taste Test of the Week: Organic Valley Pasture Butter

Organic Valley's new Pasture Butter is a standout among cultured butters and organic food products. This is one of the few products available today that respects Mother Nature by paying attention to the seasons, not to mention the needs of our food-producing animal friends.

The Perfect Tomato Sandwich

When the right bread envelopes sun-ripened tomatoes, one of the most righteous tastes of summer is yours to enjoy.   

It's Garlic Scapes Season: Try This

You'll love this recipe from William Woys Weaver for garlic scapes sauteed with tomatoes, white wine and sheep's milk cheese.

Garlicky Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta, the classic Italian appetizer, brings out the best of a few basic ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil and fresh bread.