Real Food

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

Savory, Satisfying Venison Recipes

By Hank Shaw

Learn the quirks of cooking with venison and use it in these flavorful preparations.

Brewing Beer: The Basics

By Chris Colby

Bottle your own beer by using four ingredients and following just four steps.

Making Low-Sugar Jams

By Andrea Chesman

These recipes and tips offer a variety of options for preserving low- or no-sugar jams without commercial pectin.

Season of Smoke: 3 Hot- and Hay-Smoking Recipes

By Steven Raichlen

Bring exceptional flavor to backyard cookouts this season by trying these hay-smoked hamburgers, hay-smoked mozzarella, and smoked barbecued onions.


Pickle Recipes for the Picking

Intro by Kristi Quillen and Recipes by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bloggers

Ferment or quick pickle your harvest with this assortment of homemade pickle ideas from MOTHER EARTH NEWS bloggers.

Outdoor Oven Cooking

Story and Photos by William Rubel

Go beyond bread and pizza. Learn strategies for firing your backyard oven and baking casseroles, vegetables, meats, and more.

Fresh, Homemade Salad Dressings


Add a splash of flavor to spring or summer greens with these favorite salad dressing recipes from Mother Earth News bloggers.

Winter Soups from the Cellar

By Andrea Chesman

Make homemade chicken broth and try these recipes for cauliflower and leek soup, winter squash soup, and white bean and cabbage soup.