Real Food

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

Introduction to Traditionally Fermented Bread

By Anna Twitto

Bread-making is not so much time- and labor-intensive as simply requiring some patience, planning ahead, and tenacity.

Grapefruit Marmalade: Begin a Year of Pantry Essentials

By Wendy Akin

We’ll begin this year with more pantry essentials, going month by month. Let’s start with a Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe, taking advantage of all the beautiful fruits coming into markets or, if you live in a warm climate, maybe even on the trees in your own backyard.

Green Tahini (Sesame Seed) Salad Dressing

By Anna Twitto

This green goddess-style tahini dressing recipe gives a refreshing twist to the classic Mediterranean tahini dip – it adds fresh greens, which give a lovely color and a delicious, slightly tangy and bitter taste that goes great with the oily fraction of the tahini. It’s possible to play with the sort and amount of greens and the amount of liquids, so you can get a thicker, spread-like consistency, or a thinner variation which is used as a salad dressing.

Enjoying Hibernation with Tasty Leftovers (with Mexican Pork Salad Recipe)

By Blythe Pelham

While you stay inside escaping from the cold winter wind, consider whipping up your leftovers into a trip around the world. Leftovers don’t have to be boring and icky like a well-worn nightgown. Dressing them up with variety can be surprisingly easy. Find my ideas for pork roast leftovers here.


Fermented Spicy Pineapple Salsa

By Kelsey Steffen

Fermented foods and beverages date back thousands of years as a means of preservation, but today they’re becoming popular for their many health benefits. If you don’t think you like fermented foods, give this spicy pineapple salsa recipe a try, it’s sure to change your mind.

Beet Kvass: A Fermented Drink

By Celeste Longacre

Beet Kvass is a fermented drink that not only gives us probiotics and digestive enzymes but is a key in detoxifying the body. Read on to learn more.

Labeling Jars of Homemade Food Products for Sale

By Lisa Kivirist

Boost sales of your homemade products with attractive labels and packaging that communicates the hand-crafted quality of your value-added items.

Hazelnut Thumbprints Cookie Recipe

By Wendy Akin

Because there are three variations for these cookies — maybe even four if you consider a chocolate chunk — you may want to double this recipe and make some with each filling.