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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.

01/29/2014 - Bistro Fare: Goat Cheese, Roasted Beet and Walnut Tart
How did we "beat” that last lingering bucket of fall beets in our basement root cellar? No more roasting or pickling for us.

01/22/2014 - Bake Your Own Bread Bowls
When we moved to our Wisconsin farmstead, Inn Serendipity, nearly 20 years ago, we quickly embraced home cooking, partly because we didn’t have another option

01/15/2014 - Pumpkin Curry Soup
There’s one real remedy to winter in Wisconsin: hot soup.

01/08/2014 - The Pretzel: Back In All It’s Glory
In that "everything old is new again” category, we re-introduce the pretzel.

01/01/2014 - Farmstead Potato Leek Dumplings
We’re always looking for ways to get back to our food traditions, often influenced by ethnic or cultural heritage.

12/25/2013 - 5 Healthy Food Resolutions for the New Year
As we move into 2014, resolve to take your healthy-eating habits up a notch with some out-of-the-box resolutions.

12/18/2013 - Miniature Foods for Holiday Fun
Miniature foods are all about the fun look. They’re trendy, cool, hip and one of the top culinary wedding trends for 2013.

12/11/2013 - Crunch on This: Baked Beet Chips
We love beets. Although we've harvested harvested by the bucketful, ours don’t store well in our basement during the winter so we turn them into beet burgers (a recipe featured in our book Farmstead Chef) and our new favorite, baked beet chips.

12/04/2013 - 4 Easy Ways to Organize for Holiday Baking
Today gifts us with a great reason to talk pantry: It's National Cookie Day! As we head into the season of holiday cooking, take some time to prepare your pantry before igniting those baking engines.

11/27/2013 - For the Love of It: Sweet Potato Crab Cakes
Fresh, seasonal ingredients can be turned into a gourmet feast, especially on your farmstead.

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