Real Food

Learn how to find fresh, seasonal and sustainable foods. Plus, healthy real food recipes.

Latvian Pirages: Baked Bread Roll Appetizer with Onions and Bacon

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity

Latvian Pirages are a traditional bread roll made with bacon and onion filling. Whether for holidays or just a fun appetizer anytime.

Make Meals with Your Preserved Summer Harvest

By Sheryl Campbell, The Lazy Farmer

Relive summer's gastronomical delights with winter meals on your dinner table in the depths of winter made from your preserved harvest

How I Discovered the Best Homemade White Bread Recipe During a Flour Shortage

By Sue Van Slooten

Drawing inspiration from Barry C. Parsons' 'Rock Recipes', a bread baker goes on a flour-sourcing journey that ends with The Best Homemade Bread Recipe.

Garlic Focaccia Bread Recipe

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity

This recipe is a great way to use up the smaller garlic cloves split from the heads of seed garlic when planting in the fall.


A Brief History of Chestnuts and New Hope

By Jonny Malks

An overview of two of America's main staple crops: chestnuts and corn. Their histories paint a picture of two different futures for our food system.

Cardamom-Ginger Whole Wheat Banana Bread

By Taylor Goggin

An authentic banana bread recipe loaded with delicious spices baked to perfection on whole wheat bread.

Pumpkins: Portals to the Past (with Maw’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe)

By Cindy Barlowe

Thanks to saved pumpkin seeds, the author continues her grandmother’s tradition of hosting a family Pumpkin Gathering, Maw’s Pumpkin Pie recipe is included.

42 Homestead-Style Dinners for Under $20!

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

We challenged ourselves: We fed our family of six for one week delicious homestead dinners for under $20. That is just $0.47 cents per dinner!

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