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Urban Farm Magazine

John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist's "Farmstead Chef" blog
Farmstead Chef
Join John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, co-authors of the cookbook Farmstead Chef (New Society Publishers, 2011), as they share recipes and tips for using your garden abundance to eat seasonally. From creative ways to cook up zucchini to making homemade pantry staples, John and Lisa make it fun and easy to create a more self-sufficient, sustainable farmstead kitchen—and save money in the process. Plus, this husband and wife duo share inspiring "kitchen-table talks” with farmstead chefs across the country, complete with recipes.

01/21/2015 - 7 Back-Burner Kitchen Projects to Tackle This Winter
Use the downtime in your winter months to tackle farm and kitchen projects that have been lingering around your homestead.

01/14/2015 - 3 Ways to Start Enjoying Fermented Vegetables
A trend that’s here to stay, fermentation offers a lot in the way of food preservation and digestive health.

01/07/2015 - 3 Tips for Improving the Art of Home Cooking
Break outside the recipe box and have more fun with your cooking. What better dish to test your culinary creativity than with a pot of chili?

12/31/2014 - 5 Kitchen Tools We Loved This Year
We continuously finding new toys that make our time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Here are our picks from 2014.

12/24/2014 - Latvian Alexander Cake
This Christmas, we celebrate Lisa’s Latvian heritage with her mom’s famous shortbread cookies known as Alexander Cake.

12/17/2014 - Gluten-Free Winter Squash Spice Muffins
Our secret to undetectably gluten-free baked goods lies in the flour.

12/10/2014 - How to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange
Our first time hosting a cookie exchange was a hit and likely to continue on as an annual tradition. Use our tips for hosting your own.

12/03/2014 - Bake Bread in Your Dutch Oven
Cast iron is the perfect cookware for baking a crusty bread with a soft, airy center.

11/26/2014 - 4 Food Questions to Stir Up Thanksgiving Gratitude
Cultivate the spirit of appreciation around the holiday table by reflecting on your favorite food memories from the past year.

11/19/2014 - Winter Warm-up: Cauliflower Potato Curry
Our take on a traditional Indian dish makes for a warm, hearty meal that anyone can enjoy as the weather gets cold.

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