Real Food

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

Let’s Have Some Fun with Our Food!

By Sue Van Slooten

Once in a while, you just have to have fun with your food. And the funny names we give things, like Unicorn Farts. Yes, you heard correctly.They are tasty, and pretty to look at too!

Chive Blossom Dip

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Try this easy, seasonal chive-blossom dip.

Prep Greens in Jars

By Ilene Freedman

Prep spring greens like spinach, lettuce and scallions so they are washed and chopped in the refrigerator, ready to go.

Dandelion Jelly Recipe

By Michael Perry and Shikoy Rayn

Turn those pesky weeds into beautiful and tasty jelly. Serve it on warm biscuits or save those nutrients for the winter.


Creative Ways to Use Dandelions

By Ashley Hetrick, Vermont Mango Plantation

Dandelions are edible flowers, and there are so many creative ways to use them.

Using Excess Asparagus

By Carole Coates

Does your asparagus grow faster than you can eat it? If so, count yourself lucky. Here are a couple of tips for using excess asparagus: freeze it for later or make asparagus soup.

Springtime Planting & Buckwheat Banana Muffin Recipe

By Rosemary Hansen

Rosemary and her family are busily planting nut trees on the homestead and dealing with drought and predators. Fencing is going up and she reflects on the beauty around her. Meanwhile, Rosemary has made a tasty gluten-free muffin recipe for those with severe allergies!

Making Maple Syrup in the 21st Century

By Toby Grotz

Maple-syrup making has gone hi-tek.

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