Real Food

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

How To Make Butter That Is Really Flavorful

By William Rubel

Here, step by step, is how to make butter from cream. You'll end up with some delicious cultured buttermilk, too.


Country Lore: Sumac Lemonade

By Lucas Lombardi

A reader in Massachusetts describes how his family collects sumac berries to make tart sumac lemonade, or sumac-ade as they call it. Originally published as "Sumac-ade: Nature’s Pink Lemonade" in the June/July 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Four Strawberry Recipes for Strawberry Season

By Roger Doiron

It’s strawberry season, and there are so many ways to enjoy spring’s first fruit! Originally published as "Strawberry Recipes: 4 Mouthwatering Seasonal Strawberry Treats" in the June/July 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Organic Valley's Pasture Butter is Pure Perfection

By Tabitha Alterman

We’re spreading the word about Organic Valley’s new addition, Pasture Butter. Originally published as "Pasture Butter is Pure Perfection" in the June/July 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


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Traditional Scottish Shortbread Recipe, Featuring Homemade Butter

By William Rubel

Mix up and bake this traditional Scottish shortbread recipe for an unbeatable treat at tea time. Use homemade butter for a flakier, more flavorful pastry.


Homemade Butter: The Best You'll Ever Have

By William Rubel

Whether you want it creamy or cultured, learn the secrets of fresh sweet homemade butter. Originally published as "How to Make Butter and Buttermilk" in the June/July 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Homemade Buttermilk Shortcake Recipe

By Lin Nowicki

Lin Nowicki shares her recipe for Buttermilk Shortcake that pairs perfectly with fresh strawberries.


Buttermilk Corn Fritters Recipe

By Linn Nowicki

Lin Nowicki shares her recipe for Buttermilk Corn Fritters, perfect for breakfast or any meal of the day.