Real Food

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

We Go the Beet Cocktail

By Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli

This is the drink of rock stars! Beets are high in iron, which combats anemia and boosts your energy so you can “go-go.”

Caprese Cocktail

By Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli

This cocktail is so savory, it will leave you craving some crusty bread and packing your bags for Italia. Arrivederci!

Just Say No Mocktail

By Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli

If you’ve have had too many late nights out, you may have to “just say no.” Offer up this minty elixir to guests who just say no, and they won’t feel bad about abstaining.

5 Steps for Hosting a Christmas Holiday Cookie Swap

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity

A cookie swap brings out the best of the holiday season: Gather with kindred baking spirits and trade goods so everyone goes home with a deliciously diverse assortment of cookies that would take forever to bake all on your own. Here are five steps and tips for hosting your own.


Spring Awakenings Cocktail

Beth Ritter Nydick & Tara Roscioli

Basil is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, and it contains a unique mix of flavonoids that are amazing for your skin. This cocktail tastes like the first day of spring in all its glory.

Kiva U.S. loans now up to $25,000

By Jonny Price

Based on the success of the Kiva U.S. program over the last few years, Kiva is now offering 0% interest loans up to $25,000 for farmers and food producers throughout America.

Making Chestnut Flour from Foraged Chestnuts

By Susan Tipton-Fox, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms/Micro Dairy

Here is a how-to for using your foraged chestnuts into a gluten-free flour. We will also provide a very simple chestnut cake recipe.

How to Start a Home Based Food Product Business: Interview with Michele of Michele's Granola

By Kurt Jacobson

Learn from a successful entrepreneur how to take your homemade food product to the market. We interview Michele's Granola owner and founder Michele Tsucalas in her Timonium Maryland facility.