Real Food

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

3 Common Herbs, 3 Uncommon and Tasty Uses (with Black Bean and Corn Salad Recipe)

By Kurt Jacobson

Rosemary, thyme, and cilantro are found in many homeowners gardens. Here are three ways to use these wonderful herbs, including using rosemary as a grill seasoning, thyme on salads, and cilantro seeds for coriander.


Farm-to-Table Food Travel Hotspot: Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

“Food travel” is hot. And there are few places where you can embark on a culinary journey around the world with chefs and restauranteurs featuring cuisine from the far reaches of the globe, learn the art of cheese making, sip the world’s finest teas, or sample a selection of microbrews made in the brewery on the other side of the bar where it’s served.


Einkorn: Recipes for Nature's Original Wheat

By Lindsay Williamson

Einkorn: Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat written by Carla Bartolucci is just as much of an interesting read as it is a wonderful guide for cooking and baking with einkorn. To turn its pages inspires you to spend days in the kitchen losing yourself in enjoyment creating the foods that you’ve read about and crossing your fingers that they look like the mouth-watering photos taken by Clay McLachlan.


This Revolutionary Food Sealing Method is Making its Way into Homes Across America

By Tess Pennington, Ready Nutrition

We know that food does not last forever, but with the right tools, we can certainly prolong its shelf life. Using food sealers is a new way of doing just that. 


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Make Homemade English Muffins on the Griddle

By Wendy Akin

We can griddle-bake English muffins superior in quality and flavor to the store-bought and save quite a bit of money with very little work. I figure these homemade English muffins cost about 10 cents each, using best-quality flour. Making up your own breakfast sandwiches will be an even greater saving.


Making and Using Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

By Melissa Souza

The many uses of organic apple cider vinegar and how to make it in your own home.


Drunken Cherries Recipe

By Wendy Akin

I put up these cherries at the beginning of the season to let them rest and soak for months. Come the holiday season, I’ll transfer them to small jars for gift giving and festive desserts. They’re wonderful over a plain custard, compatible ice creams, plain cakes, creamy cheeses or just spooned into a small dish for a light dessert. You won’t process these cherries — they’ll keep just fine for months covered with alcohol in a big jar.


How to Frugally Bulk Up Your Pantry Like a Pro

By Tess Pennington, Ready Nutrition

Thanks to our plummeting economy, extra money may not be as readily available as it was in the past and we are all looking for frugal solutions to acquire a reliable supply of food to use in our everyday lives and to be ready for disasters.