Real Food

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

Fermented Green Chile Recipe

Keep this recipe on hand for preserving peppers—green chiles, poblanos, and jalapeños—and for quickly assembling a pot of chili.

Low-Sugar Sour Cherry Jam Without Pectin

Use sugar or honey as sweetener in this low-sugar sour cherry jam without added pectin.

Low-Sugar Blueberry Jam Without Pectin

This low-sugar jam preserves the flavor of fresh blueberries without added pectin.

Low-Sugar Peach Jam Without Pectin

Enjoy this low-sugar peach jam made with rich maple syrup and without added pectin or sugar.


Strawberry- Basil Scones for the Summer

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Take advantage of using your strawberries and basil for a moist, nutrition and delicious scone thanks to a recipe by Carol Passmore who taught the hands-on class at a Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars’ School of Cooking in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Food Storage Basics: How to Store and Protect Your Long-Term Food Items

By Tess Pennington, Ready Nutrition

Food is an investment into your future and your family’s livelihood. Therefore, you must do all that you can to protect that investment for the long-term. Using a multi-barrier system will ensure that the food is stored in optimal conditions and that the contents inside are protected for the long term.

Turkish Beet Yogurt Salad: Appetizer from Ayse's Turkish Café

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Transform your farm fresh beets into a delicious Turkish beet yogurt salad with this recipe from Ayse's Turkish Café, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Serve as a salad or appetizer dip with wedges of pita bread for dipping.

Beyond Basil: Experimenting with Arugula and Garlic Scape Pesto

By Carrie Williams Howe

Think outside the box with this pesto recipe that capitalizes on a bumper crop of arugula and garlic scapes!