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Lacto Fermentation: Sauerkraut

Natural Sauerkraut The fear of pathogens is a thing of science fiction in the world today. We seem to run across news articles on a regular basis about super viruses and other evil machinations that put the fear of crazy in all of us. The sad thing is, this fear …

Acorn Squash Ravioli #Realfood

Fall in Michigan is probably my favorite season.  There is a crisp bite to the air, not to cold but still far from sweltering hot.  This change brings about a certain aroma, though I am not sure I can name it exactly; there is a certain fragrance in the air …

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Cranberry Scones #realfood

Scones are a beautiful thing. Not quite a biscuit and not quite a muffin. It’s a bit like the best of both worlds. And with a spot of jam they are delightful (Yeah, that sounds entirely too cheery to me too.) Enough of that nonsense, let’s make some scones… Cranberry …

preserved tomatoes

Preserved Tomatoes #realfood

Preserved Tomatoes We go through a decent amount of tomatoes over the course of the year. Makes me wonder what our sauces would be like if the Europeans held to the belief that tomatoes were poisonous. But I digress… Aside from our stand up freezer I have three fridges (2 …

Brisket #Realfood

Brisket Can you believe it, August already. We are winding down into the dog days of summer. But that is no reason to give up the ghost of all the great summer foods. And by summer foods I mean slow cooking and BBQ. At my house I like to do …

chicken enchilada

Chicken Enchilada #realfood

Chicken Enchilada Chicken enchilada are one of the great simple foods that seem like they could be a lot of work but the reality is they really don’t take that much effort at all.  Another great aspect, they don’t really require too much to make them great.  Needless to say, …

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie #realfood

Turkey Pot Pie I can hear you asking, “So, what do you do with left over smoked turkey?” And now I give you an answer. Turkey pot pie is a great way to go. Heck you can do this with left over turkey after Thanksgiving too. There isn’t really a …

smoked turkey

Smoked Turkey #realfood

Smoked Turkey One of the things we like around here during the summer is turkey smoked on the grill. When you have enough freezer space, Thanksgiving is the best time to load up on turkeys. We tend to have 3 or 4 sitting in the freezer waiting for summer time. …

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad #realfood

Italian cuisine is based on frugality. If it can be avoided foods nothing goes to waste. The simple peasant loaves of bread that we know mostly as Italian bread traditionaly made have little to know preservatives in them. On average they would last a day and the second day they …

Pork Po’Boy

A while back we were attempting to do something a little crazy on twitter. At the time we called it twitter chopped. The idea was to have someone give out some crazy ingredients and see what people could make with them. Sadly, we only made it through a couple weeks …