Real Food

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

Fall Condiment Recipes for Holidays: Whole Cranberry Sauce and Mostarda

By Wendy Akin

Pick a quiet fall day to make your own special whole cranberry sauce and delicious Italian mostarda condiment. It’s quite easy and very economical to make condiments you’ll be proud to put on your Holiday table.

Fenugreek: Health Properties and Culinary Uses

By Anna Twitto

Fenugreek seeds and leaves bring a refreshing twist into every kitchen, along with some wonderful health benefits.

How to Use Soured Milk to Make Cottage Cheese

By Tammy Taylor, Taylor-Made Homestead

Don't worry if the milk in your refrigerator is lightly soured. It's quick and easy to make homemade cottage cheese with it. This post will walk you through the steps for how to make cottage cheese with sour milk so you are not having to throw out an otherwise good jar of milk.

Cultivation and Use of Common Medlar

By Marion Gabriela Wick

The medlar tree (mespilus germanica) likes cool temperate climate and needs good fertile soil, ours is growing in pure sea clay. It is content with seaside conditions .Because of its sturdiness, it can put up with high winds (here: 100+mph) and it doesn’t seem to mind frequent salt spray. Fruit needs frost to ripen, but not too early in the year. Here are some tips for cooking and cultivating the common medlar.


Hot-Pepper 'Magic Sauce' Recipe

By Anna Twitto

Although the season is practically at an end, we are still reaping an abundant harvest of hot peppers, which I’ve been making into so-called Magic Sauce. Why do I call it magic? Well, because it improves the taste of pretty much any dish – it can be added to soups and stews, slathered over chicken before it goes into the oven, sneaked into pasta sauce for a spicy surprise, added to toast for a sharp, hot twist, mixed with cream cheese to create a spicy dip — you name it!

Make Your Own Holiday Cordials: Recipes for Homemade Orange Liqueur, Coffee Liqueur, and Irish Cream

By Wendy Akin

You can save a great deal of your holiday budget for gifting and entertaining by mixing up your own special cordials and liqueur. You will also have control of the ingredients. Use the less expensive vodka and whiskey — you add so much flavor that these will all taste smooth.

Is Gluten-Free the Answer?

By Sue Van Slooten

New evidence is pointing to digestive issues rather than wheat as the cause of the sudden increase in the need for gluten free diets.

Making Apple-Cider Syrup

By Andrea Chesman

With the additional of a sweetener, apple cider can be boiled down to make a syrup that is perfect for pancakes and anywhere you might use maple syrup.