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A Maker’s Delight – Rye Bread and Aronia Berry Jelly

A Maker’s Delight – Rye Bread and Aronia Berry Jelly

Bronze and mahogany leaves twist off their stems and flutter down to remind the grass that the season turns, and it too will turn from soft and green to a brittle brown. A brilliant autumn day in October, and I’m inside looking out from my kitchen window thinking about engaging in a bread baking extravaganza…

The Real Nebraska “Way.”

I so admire people like these, who go their own way avoiding and ignoring the “big” store mentality, dedicated much more to the spirit of the land they live on and the people who live there: “Homestead Country Store is a small, privately owned country store, featuring natural home raised: Beef steaks, roasts, and hamburger…

The Enchanted Bakery Story Inspired a Persian Bakery Response

We felt surprised and delighted when we received an e-mail message from Mohammadreza Ghasemi who lives with his family in Sharoud, Iran. Mohammadreza’s e-mail is a response to Kristine Jacobson’s story on the sisters – Ana Gonzalez and Veronica Ramsey’s bakery business in Grand Island, Nebraska. See Kristine’s story of the Enchanted Bakery at www.Nebraskaruralliving.com…

High Tea is Sweet

Angela Davis, our international storyteller and blogger for Nebraska Rural Living tells us about High Tea, Low Tea, and Full Tea as celebrated in her adopted home in Holland with references to buying tea in China and the British tradition of High Tea. After reading her descriptions of the savory and sweet delicacies associated with…

Crazy Crackers – Crazy Delicious

Crazy Crackers – Crazy Delicious

Photo by Don Brockmeier Eustis, an amazing village tucked into the Loess canyon country, shot the moon again! The village is host to another over the top delicious food company! Add Monument Foods to the successes of The Village Piemaker and Lone Wolf Wurst Meats, LLC in Eustis. Monument Foods developed, tested, and now bakes…

Garden-Ready Herbs, Vegetables and Strawberries at Schwarz Family Farms

Garden-Ready Herbs, Vegetables and Strawberries at Schwarz Family Farms

Becky and Alex Schwarz plant, grow and pot our favorite herbs, Heritage vegetables, and the sweetest strawberries on the planet. See these vivacious plants at most Nebraska Hy-Vee stores and purchase for your kitchen garden. The varieties are listed below and if  grown at Schwarz Family Farms, they are certified organic. Herbs and Garlic basil and…

Arrogance in the Kitchen

Arrogance in the Kitchen

Seems you can count on me to tell another food story. At www.Nebraskaruralliving.com, we publish stories on the vitality and amenities of Nebraska. We often choose to write about growing food, preserving food, marketing food products, cooking and serving the foods, and all business ventures around food products. We count as our favorite moments those…

An Inevitable Arrangement With Nature

An Inevitable Arrangement With Nature

In September, October and well into November, Nebraska weather displayed Her serene and clement self with temperatures in the 70’s, breezes not wind, and blue skies. I rejoiced in the cinnamon, scarlet and gold foliage and the playful scenario of falling leaves. Today, She blasts us with winter winds, and Her clouds hang low like…

Chopped!

Chopped!

A rural adventure took me and my co-pilot to the small town of Davenport, Nebraska; population 289. Our mission was to meet with an entrepreneur who is utilizing food in order to “bring economic and social self-reliance to a community in rural Nebraska”. Sounds fantastic, right? We ended up leaving with much more than a…

Dear Mr. Buffett

Howard G. Buffett, son of Warren, farmer, photographer, and author of Forty Chances, Finding Hope in a Hungry World takes the reader by the hand and explores the deep rift between regions of the world where farmers grow an abundance of food and agriculture thrives and regions where malnutrition and hunger prevail. Mr. Howard Buffett’s…

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