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Real Food

Food Policy

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Food Security During a Global Pandemic

COVID-19 is like a giant stone someone had hurled into the global pond: we can all feel the ripples, which in some cases are more like waves. Food prices and food security is one obvious example. You probably remember the toilet paper rush at the start of the pandemic. All of a sudden, supermarket shelves were empty of TP and other basic essentials, with most of the public ...

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Food Preservation

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Our Root Cellar Experiences

As long time homesteaders, we have used various versions of a root cellar to store our fruits and vegetables. Root cellars are an essential way to properly store those precious commodities to retain freshness and nutrients for the longer term. And therein lies the challenge. The words “longer term” Depending on many variables, one can store crops for weeks to many months or ...

Ron Melchiore

Homemade Bread

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Whole-Grain Flour Glossary

Baking successfully with whole-grain flours requires putting them at the center of each recipe, rather than thinking of them as add-ons, and Tabitha Alterman shows you how to do just that in Whole Grain Baking Made Easy (Voyageur Press, 2014). From mainstays, such as wheat and rye, to less-common choices, such as amaranth and teff, learn how to craft more than 50 mouthwatering ...

Tabitha Alterman

Homemade Cheese

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Cheese-Making Basics for Beginners

Cheese in one hour? Is it really possible? It is! In some cases, you can have ready-to-eat cheese in well under an hour. One-hour cheese making, like any craft, requires certain tools, practices, and tricks — just stick to the simple guidelines below, and you’ll be a cheesemaker in no time.Cheese WorkspaceThe parameters for prepping your space for making fresh ...

Claudia Lucero

Seasonal Recipes

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Naturally Sweet Maple Scone Recipe

Maple syrup and honey are naturally made, and they not only taste good but are also good for us. In addition to being delicious and healthy, they’re versatile alternatives to refined sugar as well. Locally sourced and sustainably produced honey and maple syrup are reliable staples in every experienced cook’s pantry. Rich in history, these two sweeteners have delighted cooks ...

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