Real Food

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

Mai Chau ‘Armpit Pig’ Roasted on a Spit

By Luke Nguyen

Try out this recipe for low fat, crispy skin Mai Chau roasted pig, based on a breed of pig so small it is tucked under the arm.

Valentine Cookie Recipe

Written by Jean Hwang Carrant with Photos by Akiko Ida

Using dark chocolate and fresh raspberries, try out this sweet recipe for a cookie that is perfect for your significant other on Valentine’s Day.

Matcha Oat Cookie

Written by Jean Hwang Carrant with Photos by Akiko Ida

Learn this recipe for a matcha oat cookie and pair it with some delicious matcha ice cream for a savory ice cream sandwich.

Fish House Punch Peach Jam: An Adult Jam Recipe

By Wendy Akin

Back in the beginning days of our country, there was a gentleman’s club in Philadelphia where the men would imbibe Fish House Punch.


Feeding Ourselves and Others Sustainably

By Blythe Pelham

Many of us in the Mother Earth News realm work toward sustainability in our gardening. We focus on feeding ourselves and our families with healthy foods. Have you considered also feeding others in your community by donating to your local food bank when you have extra produce or goods?

Plan a Memorable Picnic

By Carole Coates

There’s nothing like a picnic in the summer—or anytime else, for that matter. Check out my tips for easy, gourmet, family or romantic picnics for any time of year.


Join Kirsten Shockey, Christopher Shockey, and Jonathon Carr as they discuss the wonderful world of microbes, what their favorite ferments are, and the many things in your home that you can do with what you create.

Garlic Scapes on the Homestead: How to Cook, Pickle and Grow Them

By Rosemary Hansen

Be inspired to cook, pickle, and grow your own garlic scapes in your backyard homestead or community garden plot! Rosemary shares her favorite lacto-fermented pickle recipe for garlic scapes.

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