Real Food

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

Bone Broth Soup

By Celeste Longacre

Broth is a super-food. The benefits are coming to the fore now. Read on to discover how to make it.


Zucchini Bread Recipe

By Carole Coates

Looking for a fool-proof zucchini bread recipe that most everyone will love? I’ve got you covered.


Brandied Apple Jam

By Wendy Akin

Filled with tender chunks of apples in a brandy-and-vanilla-flavored jelly, this is an intensely flavored jam with a heavenly aroma. I’ve gone a little to the French style with brandy and much less sugar. It is definitely a more adult jam, but the alcohol rapidly cooks off, so don’t worry about letting the kids have some.


Take a Bite into Vegetable-Based Beyond Burgers with these Recipes

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

With Beyond Burger from Beyond Meat, you can get the great flavor, taste and nutrition of a burger without ever having to take a bite into beef. Try these two recipes using fresh, local produce.


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Homemade Deviled-Ham Spread

By Wendy Akin

There’s always a bit of ham leftover from a baked ham. I always save that last bit for future bean pots but sometimes there’s more than needed. That’s when I make up a tub of deviled ham spread. It’s something like the old classic Underwood that comes in the paper-wrapped can, but it’s better, fresher and I know exactly what’s in it.


Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe from Chef Schuster of Ollie Food and Spirits

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Try Chef Travis Schuster’s recipe from Ollie Food & Spirits for his mouth-watering Helen’s Chicken, an herbed breadcrumb encrusted, oven roasted chicken. Chicken is perfect for roasting at high temperatures in an outdoor, wood-fired oven.


Baking Powder Biscuits, Step by Step

By Sue Van Slooten

Follow these steps for perfect biscuits.


Monticello’s 11th Annual Harvest Festival: Following Jefferson's Passion For Gardening

By Kurt Jacobson

A look at what happens at this fantastic harvest festival in Virginia.