Real Food

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

Summer Berry and Lemon Thyme Jam

Preserve the taste of summer in this jam

Packaged Food Sales Decline

By Lydia Noyes

Americans are increasingly buying fresh foods to make from-scratch meals.

Four Ways to Upgrade Your Oatmeal

By Shay Shull

Get out of your oatmeal rut by adding these toppings.

The Great Fruitcake Debate

By Sue Van Slooten

Some love it, some hate it, you decide!


How to Make and Preserve Choke Cherry Jelly

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Our family favorite homestead-made food is chokecherry jelly. Here is how we prepare and preserve it.

Burrata: A Homemade Cheese Appetizer from Trixie’s for Any Holiday

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendpity

Savor this recipe for burrata, an appetizer made with fresh mozzarella and cream, from Trixie’s in Ephriam, Wisconsin. In Italian, burrata translates to “buttery,” so you know this dish is indulgent. For those who already make their own cheese, this recipe is perfect for the Christmas holidays, New Year celebrations or if you want to take your Super Bowl party up a major notch.

We Go the Beet Cocktail

By Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli

This is the drink of rock stars! Beets are high in iron, which combats anemia and boosts your energy so you can “go-go.”

Caprese Cocktail

By Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli

This cocktail is so savory, it will leave you craving some crusty bread and packing your bags for Italia. Arrivederci!