Blueberry Mini-Adventure (and Muffins!)

We all hated jack pine in college. In forestry school, we spent an entire fall semester alternating our time between cool, moist hardwood forests and the hot, dusty jack pine plains. The hardwoods were comfortable to work in and a lot less likely to harbor nests of vicious hornets. It took me a long time … Continue reading Blueberry Mini-Adventure (and Muffins!)

Sauerkraut Gets a Makeover (And It’s Looking Better Than Ever)

Let’s face it: Sauerkraut has an image problem. At best, the fermented food elicits memories of an Oktoberfest side dish served alongside bratwurst, and probably only consumed after drinking a boot (or two) of beer. But this isn’t your grandmother’s sauerkraut anymore. New and improved kinds are popping up on everything from burgers to health … Continue reading Sauerkraut Gets a Makeover (And It’s Looking Better Than Ever)

The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Pickles

This recipe is in quite the pickle—in a good way. Pickling is an easy way to preserve food by using acidic solutions that help prevent spoilage. Today's versions of pickling include both fermented foods, which undergo a process to create lactic acid to keep bad bacteria out, as well as foods preserved in vinegar. Even … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Pickles

How to Grow Your Own Sprouts at Home

Not ready to start a garden just yet? Stuck in a tiny apartment with poor light? Looking for some new and healthy plants to grow indoors? No matter the reason, everyone can grow their own sprouts! These tasty guys are super nutritious and easy to grow pretty much anywhere, and the payoff is fresh, healthy, … Continue reading How to Grow Your Own Sprouts at Home