How to Homebrew Beer in 10 Steps

Follow along as Urban Farm’s managing editor homebrews her first batch of beer. Make 5 gallons of homebrewed beer the fun and easy way!

Winter Salad: Pumpkin & Rice

Photo by Judith Hausman Pumpkin and rice are winter comfort foods. I love this pumpkin and rice winter salad recipe, a substantial cross between a salad and a side that makes use of long-keeping winter resources such as pumpkin and onions. Serve it room temperature accompanied by a green salad to make it a light […]

Barley Stuffed Peppers

  Photo by Judith Hausman Stuffed bell peppers make a traditional and hardy fall meal. Surprisingly hardy in the fall garden, juicy green bell peppers freeze well when diced, and they also can hold any number of tasty stuffings. This stuffed bell pepper recipe is pretty conventional, but rather than rice, I chose chewy barley. […]

Spring Barley Salad

Photo by Judith Hausman This late season dish will let you enjoy one last taste of spring. Grain salads are flexible and simple as light lunches or substantial side dishes. The toothsome texture of barley, quinoa and cracked wheat nicely set off tender new vegetables and can showcase any herbs or dressings.  I love a […]

Barley Risotto With Roasted Pumpkin

Photo by Judith Hausman I like to add fresh rosemary or sage to this barley risotto recipe. Oh, those cookie and eggnog pounds, the finger food at parties, and the special desserts! It’s hard to stay clear of the treats this time of year, so I like to enjoy a few abstemious home dinners that […]