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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.

08/20/2014 - 4 DIY Spa Treatments Using Cucumbers
Need a bit of rejuvenation after hours of harvesting? Turn to the harvest itself for help.

08/13/2014 - Two Refreshing Drinks Using Cucumbers
Tired of making pickles? We are, too, so we mixed up these beverages to use up our cucumber bumper.

08/06/2014 - Grecian Green Beans
Stew up this season’s green beans for a Greek twist to a summer meal.

07/30/2014 - Chickpea Couscous Salad with Toasted Almonds and Cumin Seed
Need an outlet for your excess zucchini? Mix it into this Mediterranean salad.

07/23/2014 - Artichoke Garlic Bread
Wrap your garden-grown garlic in your favorite bread dough for a bread that can be served as a snack or a meal.

07/16/2014 - 4 Ways to Connect with Neighbors During the Harvest
Don't let your social life fall by the wayside during growing season. Use these ideas for including friends and family in harvest actvities.

07/09/2014 - 3 Ways to Swap Garden Extras
Don't let your harvest to-do list stress you out! Instead, share your garden wealth with friends.

07/02/2014 - Red, White and Blue Dessert Pizza
Boast American spirit in both form and function this July Fourth with a dessert pizza in fresh, patriotic colors.

06/25/2014 - 4 Ways to Stay Sane in the Summer Kitchen
The summer harvest will keep your farm kitchen busy. Keep from getting overwhelmed with our time-saving tips.

06/18/2014 - Have You Written Your Summer Bucket List?
Give your summer bucket list a farm-to-table bend by incorporating a recipe wish list.

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