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Kitchen How-to
food & kitchen information


The heart of the homestead lies in the kitchen. Not merely your farm's nutrition hub, the kitchen is a gathering place where friends and family can celebrate the farm's harvest and pass down age-old traditions. In this section, find food-preparation advice and recipes that feature your farm and garden products.

 

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Kitchen How-to

Kitchen How-to

Your kitchen keeps you active throughout the harvest season and beyond, and we have all the information you need to keep the cooking process going smoothly. Get tips for fixing a canning project gone awry and cleaning cast-iron pans as well as advice on storing your harvest in a root cellar and keeping the pantry well-stocked. Read more »

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Homestead Recipes

Looking for a new favorite meal? These recipes will help you put your farm-fresh meat, eggs, dairy and produce to work in a variety of dishes that will satisfy the taste buds.

Main Dish Recipes

Main Dish Recipes

Give your farm-raised foods a starring role on the dinner table by including them in a recipe that will have your dinner guests begging for more. Make a grand presentation with recipes like Citrus-braised Wild Duck, or opt for something more suitable to family-style dining with meals like Southwest Black-bean Burgers. Get recipes »

Side Dishes

Side Dish Recipes

Round out your meal with side dishes that have seasonal flair. Present the harvest in style with recipes like Chile Pecan Stuffing and Crab-stuffed Deviled Eggs, or make something for pure comfort, like Roasted Root Vegetables or Green-bean Casserole. Get recipes »

Appetizer Recipes

Appetizer Recipes

Create a buzz around the farm-party appetizer table with nibbles that will wow. You can go simple (we recommend Cheese-fried Zucchini Sticks) or go all out (think Sweet-potato Parsnip Cakes), but whatever you choose to serve is sure to be a hit. Get recipes »

Dip Recipes

Dip Recipes

Make crudités, crackers and fruit plates more interesting, no matter the occasion, with dips like Orange Yogurt Fruit DipCrunchy Dill Dip and Thai Peanut Coconut DipGet recipes » 

 
Soup and Stew Recipes

Soup & Stew Recipes

Flavorful soups and stews—from vegetarian recipes, like Herbed Carrot Soup and Garden Chili, to those made with farm-raised meats, like Greek Beef Stew and West Africa Curried Chicken—are simple ways to warm up the kitchen and provide a hearty meal. Get recipes »

Bread and Baked Goods Recipes

Bread & Pastry Recipes

Whether you enjoy the therapy of kneading homemade sourdough bread or delight in the aroma of streusel muffins straight from the oven, nothing brings joy to the kitchen like baked goods prepared with the loving hands of a farmstead cook. Get recipes »

Salad Recipes

Salad Recipes

Let the flavors of the garden tempt your palate with vegetable- and fruit-based salads. Stick with classics, like Caprese Salad or Strawberry Spinach Salad, or delve into creative creations, like Tangy Melon Compote or Broccoli and Smoked Turkey Salad. Get recipes »

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Save room for dessert because we've got plenty of sweet treats to satisfy. There's no need choose between the kids' favorite brownies and grandma's request for a fruit-filled cobbler—make them both (or add something new to the mix) so everyone's happy! Get recipes »

Drink Recipes

Drink Recipes

Warm up, cool down or quench your thirst with beverages that capture the essence of farm life. Kids will be happy with fun mixtures, like Blueberry Kiwi Smoothies, while the grown-ups can indulge in something more adult-friendly, like Christmas WassailGet recipes »

Condiment Recipes

Condiment Recipes

Whether you need to spread, rub, drizzle or splash, making your own condiments sure beats the grocery-shelf varieties. These recipes will add a burst of flavor to every meal, from preserves to vinaigrettes of all flavors to homemade mustard and catsup. Get recipes »

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Fuel up for a hard day's work on the farm with a hearty breakfast that won't let you down. Pumpkin Pancakes, Asparagus FrittataApple Granola Breakfast Casserole or Breakfast Wraps—we have a recipe that will temper your cravings and suit the season. Get recipes »

Animal Snack Recipes

Animal Treat Recipes

Don't forget your animal friends when it comes to preparing farm-fresh goodies. From Bird Bread for the chickens and Imbir's Horse Treats, as well as other recipes for the rest of your farm menagerie, there are many ways you can show your favorite animal you care. Get recipes »
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