Pistachios — Historic and healthy nuts

By Habeeb Salloum Issue #125 • September/October, 2010 Pistachios (Pistacia vera), whose name derives from the Persian word pisteh, is believed to have originated in Iran. For thousands of years they thrived in western Asia, in...

Black beans and rice

Recipe of the Week  Black beans and rice  Courtesy of Tom Barth   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 lb. black beans, rinsed and sorted 2 Tbsp. margarine 2 onions, coarsely chopped 3-4 bay leaves 3...

Stewed tomatoes

Recipe of the Week  Stewed tomatoes  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 gallon ripe tomatoes 2 cups onions, coarsely chopped 1 cup celery, coarsely chopped 1 cup sweet peppers,...

Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe of the Week  Chicken Enchiladas  Courtesy of Mari Susan Bell  Two large pans (double recipe) can feed quite a crowd when accompanied by refried beans or Spanish Rice and a green/citrus/sweet onion salad. Delicioso! Enjoy! Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients 3...

Canned bacon — Roll your own

By Enola Gay Issue #127 • January/February, 2011 I have to admit, I am somewhat of an extreme canner. I love to can unusual things—canned foods you just don't find on everyone's shelves. My latest canning...

Penne with Provencal eggplant and peppers

Recipe of the Week  Penne with Provencal eggplant and peppers  Courtesy of Tim and Anna Green   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 medium-sized eggplants, unpeeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1...

Old-fashioned applesauce cake

Recipe of the Week  Old-fashioned applesauce cake  Courtesy of Muriel Sutherland   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. cloves 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2...

Wild edibles in delectable dishes

By Rebekah L. Cowell Issue #123 • May/June, 2010 Many of us are surrounded by "free" foods we never think of utilizing. Perhaps you look out on your backyard or meadow, and think G-R-A-S-S! But you...

Pasteurizing milk

By Patrice Lewis Issue #123 • May/June, 2010 In the last hundred years of urban migration, the home or small farm dairy became a lost breed. Who needed to keep a cow when it was so...

Turkey the old-fashioned way

By Linda Gabris Issue #90 • November/December, 2004 When I was a kid, mom did all her cooking on a McClary wood stove that sat in the corner of her big country kitchen. The stove, fondly...

Pastoral bread

Recipe of the Week  Pastoral bread  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 pkg. active dry yeast 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/3 cup peanut oil 3 cups warm water (110°-115°) 5 cups...

How to make kombucha

By Kristina Seleshanko Issue #172 • July/August, 2018 Kombucha is an ancient drink that’s recently enjoyed a revival because it’s a fizzy and healthy alternative to soda pop. Despite urban myths, it contains only trace amounts...

My garden — A springboard of food, pleasure, and history

By Habeeb Salloum Issue #80 • March/April, 2003 "You mean that from this postage-size garden you grow enough vegetables and herbs to last you all year?" my friend asked in disbelief as he watched me plant...

Dishpan cookies

Recipe of the Week  Dishpan cookies  Courtesy of Darlene Campbell   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups oil 4...

Jerusalem artichokes with brown rice

Recipe of the Week  Jerusalem artichokes with brown rice  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced small 1 small...

Boston Baked Beans

Recipe of the Week  Boston Baked Beans  Courtesy of Elinor McFee  Ingredients 2 cups dry navy beans 2 quarts cold water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup molasses 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard 4 ounces salt pork...