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Farm Cooks

Beef … it’s whats for dinner at the Utesch’s

By KRISTIN DANLEY-GREINERksdg13@msn.comFood has always been an important component in Elaine Utesch's life, whether she was teaching high schoolers to cook in her family and consumer science class or whipping up something delicious for the farm crew out of her own kitchen.Utesch and her ...

Better with bacon

By KELLSEY TRIMBLEGRIT MagazineBacon is one of those foods that just about everyone agrees - it's flipping delicious. My favorite way to enjoy it is with a side of eggs, over-easy, and a buttermilk biscuit with butter and blackberry jam. But you'll never see me turn down a BLT either, complete ...

Blooming jellies

By JACQUELINE WILTGRIT MagazineFlower jelly is easy to make, and makes a flavorful addition to the pantry. Almost any edible flower can be made into jelly. Because flowers taste differently, a combination of flowers can be used to produce unique flavors to add to a variety of culinary ...

­­­­Using up the harvest

By KAREN K. WILLGrit MagazineDespite its nagging demands for water and protection from pests, your backyard garden is your biggest resource all summer long. Not only does it provide you with the freshest, best-tasting varieties of vegetables and herbs, it also saves you money and delivers ...

Summer menus featuring fresh garden favorites

By LAURA CARLSONlaura@carlsonwrites.comClaudia Putnam is a busy woman. She is the retiring director of industry relations for the Iowa Sheep Industry Association (ISIA), a wife, mother, grandmother and leader of a county 4-H club. She is also an active shepherd of her own flock and works ...

Serve it up fresh

By ASHTEN SWARTZGRIT MagazineWhen I've spent the afternoon pulling weeds on a humid summer day in Pennsylvania, the last thing in the world I want to do is stand over a boiling pot of soup. As the seasons change, so do the tastes of what brings comfort to my family.When the sweat is dripping ...

Unusual and delicious

By KELLSEY TRIMBLEGRIT MagazinePie seems to be a widely regarded favorite in the category of desserts; warm filling tucked neatly into a buttery, flaky crust. A slice of cherry or peach is the perfect complement to a summer barbecue, and a dollop of ice cream atop warm apple pie has autumn ...

Doing good, eating good at Lytton Town Night

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBYyettergirl@yahoo.comLYTTON - While Lytton celebrates Gala Days each year during Memorial Day weekend, planning and fundraising for this beloved, more than 100-year-old tradition starts months earlier.In fact, a key part of the process starts in that most iconic of all ...

Fired up for summer

By KELLSEY TRIMBLEGRIT MagazineWhen warm weather rolls around, you can often find me enjoying any type of activity that involves being outdoors, and this includes cooking. I've been stuck inside all winter, so I'm ready to spend as much time outside as possible. Why not take the kitchen with ...

Summertime sandwiches

By ASHTEN SWARTZGRIT MagazineIf John Montagu had a nickel for every sandwich consumed since his title became the eponym for the delectable and ingenious food invention, well, he probably would have spent them all at the card table. The Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who was fond of gambling, received ...