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Start Your Own Modern Homestead

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie With the rise in food costs, pesticides, and GMOs there's never been a better or more important...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Eugenia Bone,
Food Writer and Journalist

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Eugenia Bone, journalist, food writer, co-president of the New York Mycological Society, and author of the new book Mycophilia 1...

Can You Freeze Tomatoes?

The Splendid Table | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
The Splendid Table

"Can you freeze tomatoes? My mom thinks I have to can them, which I cannot bear in this heat. "

Food Swaps as Culinary Incubators and Friend Factories

Megan Paska | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Megan Paska

2011-03-28-Screenshot20110328at2.44.24PM.jpgFood swaps are popping up all over the place, allowing the food enthused to unite, inspire and develop friendships.

Food Swap!

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

As many of of us approach the depths of winter, perhaps we might look at our homemade goods with a yearning for something different, something new to taste from someone else's pantry. Have you thought about a food swap?

Canning My Fear of Canning Tomatoes

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I feel inducted into a world where slowing down is necessary, and the reward is both a can of local tomatoes and a day spent in the kitchen with my mom.

Welcome to the Tea Dance, Tea Doggers

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

Just because Christine O'Donnell is an insane clown posse of fundamentalism, puritanism, xenophobia and lowest common denominator dementia, it doesn't make her not a lady. Which means, I support her.

PHOTOS: 7 Ways To Kick The Plastic Habit

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We need to break our dependence on oil, no doubt about that. One real culprit of our oil addiction is plastic. It's everywhere -- from single use pack...

Coping with Tomato Overload

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

One becomes terrified that all these jewels will go to waste. Well take heart, gentle reaper; there is plenty that can be done with all that red, green and gold bounty.

The Nine Lives of Roasted Garden Fresh Tomatoes

Mary Ann Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann Esposito

I have waited patiently for this season's crop, and they have come in early and with great abandon. I am looking ahead though, planning on preserving as many as I can.

How to Make Small Batch Strawberry Jam (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Canning strawberry jam is a great way to preserve fresh strawberries (and other berries) for year-round enjoyment.

New Microwave Could Replace Canning

Local | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Juming Tang, a WSU professor of biological systems engineering, has invented a new method to preserve food that could make canning obsolete. "We use...

Can DIY Become Tradition or is Canning Just the New Sewing?

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

Maybe re-learning to make things and grow things needs to be done for the acts themselves. Maybe we'd actually be happier being a bit more connected, even at the price of convenience.

How To Can And Preserve For Winter (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Farm-fresh fruits and veggies make the summer scrumptious. So keep the summer flavors coming all winter with these delicious canning videos. Make sure...

Stop Wasting Food! 4 Easy Techniques For Preserving Food | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the home, Americans waste 14 percent of their food purchases, including leftovers and stale dated products. It is estimated that the average family...

Getting Saucy at Tomato Time!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Homemade tomato sauce has a taste of summer that just can't be faked.

The United States of Canning

Kim O'Donnel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kim O'Donnel

Canning celebrates the abundance of your local food shed. If you don't grow your own food, you might go to your neighborhood farm market, roadside stand or co-op to buy what you need to jam, preserve or pickle.

Canning Makes A Comeback

News & Observer | By ANDREA WEIGL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Canning foods is something our mothers and grandmothers did. Not us. But this homemade art is making a comeback....

Real Food Rehab: The Recession Issue

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dana Joy Altman

I have never been so poor in my life. But despite how it appears on paper, there's been an upside to all this. It's easy to focus on what you don't have, harder to celebrate what you do. That, to me, is paramount to happiness.

7 Ways to Grow Your Own Food and Save Money

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Tear up your front lawn and plant a garden. In the long-term, it will be a lot cheaper than shopping at the supermarket. And you can share your harvest with your community.