Real Food

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

Fermented Pickled Carrots

By Tammy Kimbler

Super easy fermented carrots can be made all year round.

Fermented Beverages Your Way: Homemade

By Shannon Stonger

See what all the fizz is about by trying your hand at making your own fermented beverages.

Bottling Great Elderberry Flavor

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Most great ideas start small. That’s how Katie and Ben Reneker, founders of the Carmel Berry Company, started out handcrafting small batches of syrups and cordials with elderberries or elderflowers wild-harvested or grown on their small farm.

Homemade Wine Recipe: Make Elderflower Wine

By Sandra Oddo

Join Sandra Oddo as she shares a variety of tips and tricks for making wine at home using elderflowers and elderberries.


A Delightful Fruit: Elderberry Recipes

By Faith B. Lasher

Although some people find them unappetizing raw; with these elderberry recipes you can put the tart, nutritious fruit to good use in jellies, pies, and even wine. Originally published as "THE DELIGHTFUL ELDERBERRY" in the July/August 1973 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Autumn Stuffed Acorn Squash

By Amanda Nicklaus

Acorn squashes are sweet and nutty, a wonderful autumn treat. They compliment a variety of autumn-harvest flavors, which I have combined in this recipe.

Syrup from Drained Raspberries

By Kristi Nebel

Now you've made raspberry jelly. What can you do with the leftover, juiced raspberries? Make pancake syrup!

Latvian Pirages: Baked Bread Roll Appetizer with Onions and Bacon

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity

Latvian Pirages are a traditional bread roll made with bacon and onion filling. Whether for holidays or just a fun appetizer anytime.

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