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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.

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.

06/11/2014 - Fried Eggplant Tapas with Rosemary and Honey
Local honey plus fresh rosemary plus fried eggplant equals bliss.

06/04/2014 - Peach Vinaigrette for Your Spring Greens
Blending two ingredients that don’t normally mix well is usually not a great idea—unless, of course, it comes to making vinaigrette.

05/28/2014 - Rhubarbsicle Creamy Cocktails
Rhubarb is the main event in this cocktail inspired by orange creamsicles.

05/21/2014 - Excuse Our Nerdiness—It's Time to Organize Our Pantry
Stocking the pantry saves time and money—two non-renewable resources—and brings those impromptu food cravings to life.

05/14/2014 - How to Make a Fluffy Omelet … From an Inn Keeper Who Understands Eggs
When it comes to making fluffy omelet—like those served at restaurants when the chefs or cooks know what they’re doing—you’ll need to master a few techniques to create these airy packages to hold your favorite fillings.

05/07/2014 - Home-Ground Chorizo Sliders
Even if you missed celebrating Cinco De Mayo—the Mexican holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexicans defeated the French in 1862—you can still harness the south-of-the-border flavor with these chorizo sliders.

04/30/2014 - Chimichurri Sauce: No Basil in this "Pesto”
As most farmstead chefs know, there’s more than one way to make pesto.

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