Food & Drink


Learn to be Fearless in the Kitchen

I have to admit, when I received a review copy of The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn and flipped through it, I was a little disappointed. It was not the book I expected it to be. And yet, when I sat down and started reading I was hooked. Possibly because the author starts […] Read More

Chorizo soup

Spicy Chorizo Soup and Chow Chow

As the weather cools in the States, gardens are slowing down and many of us are shifting to meals that warm us up. Over on Popcorn Homestead, you'll find one of my family's go-to cool season meals: chorizo soup. Whip it up with fresh tomatoes and peppers from the garden and top it with the […] Read More

A Cure for Watery Homegrown Tomato Sauce

With many gardeners in the thick of their tomato harvest, stock pots are bubbling with tomato sauce, marinara sauce, pizza sauce, homemade ketchup, and lots of other bright red tomato goodness. If you've ever made sauce from fresh tomatoes, you know that no matter how much you cook it down, the sauce often separates, leaving […] Read More


Swap out One Food Item, Change the World

Can I make you think for a moment? If you pondered your family's eating habits and figured out the one prepared item that is used the most in your household, what would it be? I asked a similar question on Facebook the other day and got a variety of answers: ketchup, salsa, ranch dressing, Miracle […] Read More

Gluten free pizza crackers for your snacking pleasure.

Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crackers

After reading my true confession about Cheez-Its, Amanda from High Prairie Homestead took pity on me and sent a recipe for homemade cheese crackers. I guest posted about making a gluten free version of Cheez-Its for Little House in the Suburbs, but while I was at it I decided to experiment with a gluten free […] Read More


Organic Foods and Bulk Buying Options

  I do not claim to be fully self-sufficient. While I continually strive to improve that, there are just some things that I'll never be able to produce myself - and I'm not willing to do without. I still depend on growers in other climates to produce the wheat, the oats, and the corn that […] Read More

watermelon rind relish

Watermelon Rind Relish

Save your watermelon rinds to make a knock-off old fashioned hamburger relish!


Guest Post – Beet Caviar: The Irresistible Purple Salad

I "met" Joan Bailey during the blogathon I did several months ago. We had a discussion (a short one; it was on Twitter!) about beets and she was kind enough to share a guest post here at Attainable Sustainable. Welcome, Joan! Photo courtesy of Dragonwood Farm, a little farm in Michigan's southeast corner organically growing […] Read More

Grainy mustard - it's a snap to make at home!

Homemade Grainy Mustard – Yes, Really

Mm. Mustard. I love mustard. But those fancy pants Dijon mustards give me a headache. I can get organic Dijon that comes in plastic. Or non-organic Dijon in glass. (Go figure, right?) Then it occurred to me that this is yet another product we've become accustomed to buying ready to use, when there's a perfectly good […] Read More

Know what parts of your canning jars are reusable and which ones aren't!

Anatomy of a Canning Jar

If you've never preserved your garden abundance by canning, the system can be a little confusing. A friend of mine---one who's never canned before---was asking about home preservation and I was reminded that although I grew up understanding how a canning jar works, many people just don't. The jars most commonly used for home preservation […] Read More