Real Food

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

Black Ankle Vineyards: Quality, Sustainability and Fun

By Kurt Jacobson

Maryland's Black Ankle Vineyards makes excellent wines and is a great place to visit.

Lusciously Moist Baby Back Ribs from the Instant Pot

By Blythe Pelham

Make this recipe for barbecued baby back ribs in your Instant Pot® with a finish under the broiler. It takes about an hour start to finish to produce moist, fall-off-the-bone ribs.

Wild Spices: Foraging for Peppergrass

By Leda Meredith

Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum) is a common weed native to North America with a delicious spicy flavor. Here's how to identify it, and a recipe for peppergrass chermoula.

Food Trends 2017: Farmers, Foodies and Producers of Food Products, Part 2

By Lisa Kivirist

Here’s the second round-up of the latest emerging food and beverage trends from the 2017 NRA Show put on by the National Restaurant Association, touching on changing culinary preferences, ingredients, food products or a new-fangled way of eating or drinking something.


Corn Chowder Base for Freezer Storage

By Wendy Akin

When finally the corn is ready in the garden or the best sweet corn appears in the produce market, we greedily cook more ears than we could eat. Don’t toss the extra ears in the compost — make corn chowder. Corn chowder base freezes very well and will be a huge treat when you heat some up this winter.

The Natural Pantry: How to Add Nutritious Dehydrated Foods to Your Food Pantry

By Tess Pennington

Dehydrating food is a fast and affordable way to ensure you have all the right kinds of food at your disposal with minimal investment. Here are some excellent tips on how to create a nutritious and delicious food pantry.

Low-Sugar Fig Preserves Recipe

By Wendy Akin

This is my recipe for the best fig jam I’ve ever tasted. The reduced sugar allows the flavor of the figs to shine through and adding orange and vanilla enhances the flavor of figs.

Perfect Weather Produces a Plethora of Peaches (with a Recipe for Stir-fry)

By Blythe Pelham

Sun, rain, and warm weather helped to create a bumper crop of peaches from our garden. With an interest in finding an unusual way to incorporate this summer delectable into a main dish, I made Peach Ginger Chicken for dinner.