Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun dried tomatoes are the easiest way to preserve your summer bounty.

Homesteading Anywhere

It doesn't matter if you live in the country or in a big city, you can homestead anywhere.

DIY Drink Gifts

Homemade foodie gifts have always been a hit with my family over the holidays. This year, I tried something a little different - homemade hot drink mixes.

Canned Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo salsa is unusual but delicious and easy to make. Tomatillos are easy to grow, too!

Tortilla Salad

My favorite salad uses an ingredient all Iowans know.

Canning Salsa

It's tomato picking time on our homestead. What better way to preserve the harvest than canned salsa?

Belle Figs

The author is proud of her accomplishment, and her dried figs are beautiful and delicious!

Cornbread Memories

Simple pleasures help soothe the complicated pressures of life.

100 Years of Mice

Lori learned to oven can her dry goods to keep them safe from mice this winter, and in the process linked a young man with his great-grandfather.

Fat Farmers No More

Just because you live on a homestead and work hard doesn't mean you can overlook your calorie intake. Believe me, it can get out of control very quickly! Noticing subtle changes in how you feel and how you look in the mirror can keep you on track!

Homemade Christmas Gifts From the Farm

In times of plenty or want, a homemade gift given with love warms the heart of the recipient. This Christmas, an easy-to-make, yet unusual “gift-in-a-jar” will find its way to our family and friends.

A Dinner at Elderslie Farm

Sarah attended what she thought would be an ordinary farm-to-table dinner event at a local farm, but this was anything but an ordinary experience.

Curious Comfort

A paragraph or two on what different people consider comfort foods.

A Pip of a Name

Discovering a new word to me in a old book has led to rambling thoughts about food and reading.

Library Food

I can live without television but I can't live without a library card. Even when I am not looking for food related information my library surprises me with how many food tidbits are waiting to be discovered.

Girl Scouts - 100 Years of Camp Food

As Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, I have taken time to reflect on my camping experiences with the organization; my camping food experiences.

The Hobby: Food

Food is part of all our lives, a daily chore that has to be done to feed a family. Now that the family has grown it's time to explore food from all angles: history, new tastes and new cooking methods. Food is now a relaxing hobby.