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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.

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.

11/12/2014 - 5 Tips for Shopping the Winter Farmers’ Market
Whether you’ve retired your garden for the winter or simply seek out the company of other farmers, here are some tips for getting the most out of your town’s winter market.

11/05/2014 - 3 Ways Bid the Farmers’ Market Farewell
As the growing season comes to a close, support your local farmer and prepare for the winter ahead with these tips.

10/30/2014 - 5 New Gadgets for the Farmstead Kitchen
Check what new-to-the-market kitchen products we’re using to cook up delicious meals at home.

10/22/2014 - Classic Wisconsin Cheese Ball
Serve up this cheese ball as an appetizer at your next gathering, or mix up a custom spread of your own.

10/15/2014 - 4 Chef Tips for Creative Cooking
You, too, can be a culinary rock star with these tips from award-winning farm-to-table chef Naomi Pomeroy.

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