8 Tips for Cooking Over an Open Fire

In all my years of cooking outside, I've learned a thing or two. Here are my 8 best tips for cooking over an open fire. Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned off-grid cook, I can't wait to hear your best tips. Be sure to share in the comments! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

In all my years of cooking outside, I’ve learned a thing or two. Here are my 8 best tips for cooking over an open fire. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned off-grid cook, I can’t wait to hear your best tips. Be sure to share in the comments! [by Melissa Norris]

How to Cook Pastured Chicken

No one wants to eat dry chicken, especially when you've spent years raising it or quite a lot of money to buy it! Here's how to get tender and juicy *pastured* chicken. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Since you and your neighbor aren’t “engineering” your chickens to be plump and juicy, you may notice that your pastured meat is sometimes dry or tough after cooking. No one wants to eat dry chicken, especially when you’ve spent years raising it or quite a lot of money to buy it! Here’s how to get tender and juicy pastured chicken. [by Lindsey Dietz]

Anatomy of a Blended Soup

Anatomy of a Blended Soup | The sky's the limit when it comes to deciding what to put in your blended soups. Use up any stray produce: an extra potato that didn't get baked, bits of broccoli or red pepper from a party tray, zucchini that's gone soft, wilty herbs that might be thrown out anyway... Anything is fair game. And delicious! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The sky’s the limit when it comes to deciding what to put in your blended soups. Use up any stray produce: an extra potato that didn’t get baked, bits of broccoli or red pepper from a party tray, zucchini that’s gone soft, wilty herbs that might be thrown out anyway… Anything is fair game. And delicious! [by Lindsey Dietz]

Sourdough Pizza in an Outdoor Pizza Oven (Video)

Sourdough Pizza in an Outdoor Pizza Oven (Video) | I'm thrilled to introduce you to my parents, Ibrahim and Martha. Not only do they live in beautiful Montana, they've got this absolutely amazing outdoor pizza oven. I begged just a little bit, and they said yes to filming one of their pizza baking days. Be sure to watch ALL the way to the end... for a laugh! Plus photos from the videos and more info on creating a pizza oven. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my parents, Ibrahim and Martha. Not only do they live in beautiful Montana, they’ve got this absolutely amazing outdoor pizza oven. I begged just a little bit, and they said yes to filming one of their pizza baking days. Be sure to watch ALL the way to the end… for a laugh! Plus photos from the videos and more info on creating a pizza oven. [by Wardee Harmon]

The Secret of Fish Stock

The Secret of Fish Stock | Fish stock doesn't usually make a person's top ten "I need to try this!" list. It certainly didn't make mine! But "unfortunately", I'm a reader, and when I read about the health benefits of fish stock, I had to give credit where credit is due. All meat stocks are healthy for you, but fish stock is in a class all by itself. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Fish stock doesn’t usually make a person’s top ten “I need to try this!” list. It certainly didn’t make mine! But “unfortunately”, I’m a reader, and when I read about the health benefits of fish stock, I had to give credit where credit is due. All meat stocks are healthy for you, but fish stock is in a class all by itself. [by Paula Miller]

5 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs (including easy pesto recipe)

5 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs (plus easy pesto recipe) | Fall is just about here and many of us are busy preserving the summer harvest. While you are freezing, canning, and dehydrating fruits and veggies, don’t forget to preserve your herbs, too! Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to preserve and store your herb harvest. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Fall is just about here and many of us are busy preserving the summer harvest. While you are freezing, canning, and dehydrating fruits and veggies, don’t forget to preserve your herbs, too! Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to preserve and store your herb harvest. [by Andrea Sabean]