Real Food

Articles about organic gardening, from-scratch recipes and food preservation techniques and tutorials.

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors

We’ve had a summer growing season as strange and unpredictable as 2020 itself. Despite a warm, sunny spring, the summer got off to an unseasonably cool, wet start in June and July. This meant that some of our heat-loving crops like tomatoes and peppers got off to a...

8 Time-Saving Canning Tips to Help You ‘Put Up the Harvest’

Puttin' up the harvest (aka. canning and preserving food) is by far one of the most rewarding aspects of this homesteading lifestyle, in my humble opinion. I can honestly say there’s nothing better than the feeling I get come fall and winter when our pantry is...

Homemade “Cheesy” Kale Chips: Dehydrator & Oven Instructions

Learn how to make your own cheesy kale chips at home with this simple tutorial that includes instructions for using either a dehydrator or an oven.  * * * When I was growing up, “kale” wasn’t even part of my vocabulary, let alone my diet....
Top 10 Best Crops for Your Victory Garden

Top 10 Best Crops for Your Victory Garden

Victory gardens gained popularity in both WW1 and WW2 when American and Canadian citizens were encouraged to grow as much of their own food as possible so that commercially grown food could be sent to troops and allies fighting overseas. Today, victory gardens are...

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Turmeric Scrambled Eggs And Garlic

Turmeric Scrambled Eggs And Garlic

I’ve always loved eggs, but ever since I started doing Keto a couple months ago, my egg consumption has gone through the roof. These days, it’s not unusual to find 4 dozen eggs in our fridge at any given time, and we don’t even have laying hens...

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Low-Sugar Mango Jam Recipe

Low-Sugar Mango Jam Recipe

Every year around this time, I start craving all things tropical: Tropical fruits, piña coladas, Hawaiian-style barbecues, reggae music, an all-inclusive beach vacation in an exotic locale… By late February/early March, I’ve pretty much had...

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How to Grow An Heirloom Vegetable Garden

How to Grow An Heirloom Vegetable Garden

If you’ve never eaten an heirloom tomato fresh off the vine, then you, my friend, haven’t truly lived. Honestly, when it comes to most vegetables in the garden, you just can’t beat the flavour of heirloom varieties.  Buttery French heirloom pumpkins. Fresh, juicy...

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