Real Food

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

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.

Soy/Coffee BBQ Glaze

By Sue Van Slooten

This is the third and final part in my series of things to do with leftover coffee. Why waste a good ingredient?

New Website Uses Health Data To Track Food-Borne Illnesses

By Kayla Matthews

Want to make sure you’re dining out at restaurants that are as clean as you’d like to think they are? This website can help.


Spring Vegetables that Scoop and Wrap

By Ilene White Freedman

These three vegetables are fun to grow and fun to eat—they are fast spring crops that work great as scoops and wraps.

Summer-Garden Basil Pesto Recipe

By Monica Sharrock

Combine garden basil with garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese to craft a delicious summer spread perfect for bread, pasta, and more!

How to Start a Food Pantry from the Ground Up

By Tess Pennington, Ready Nutrition

Those who plan on taking the first steps toward getting their pantry in order may feel a bit overwhelmed at first. This primer will tell you everything you need to know about starting a food pantry and what foods are best to store.

Season of Smoke: 3 Hot- and Hay-Smoking Recipes

By Steven Raichlen

Bring exceptional flavor to backyard cookouts this season by trying these hay-smoked hamburgers, hay-smoked mozzarella, and smoked barbecued onions.