Eat Close to Home

Helping you buy, grow, preserve, and cook food produced in the Great Lakes area.

Helping you buy, grow, preserve, and cook food produced in the Great Lakes area.

Seedling

Gardening

How to start a garden, tend your plants, and harvest crops.

Pickles

Preserving

Learn how to preserve food by caning, pickling (lactofermenting), root cellaring, and more.

Chopping Carrots

Cooking

How to cook with local foods year-round and make the most of preserved foods. Paleo, non-dairy, vegetarian, vegan, and low-sugar recipes.


Most Recent Blog Posts

Falling in Love With Plums

Grocery store plums have never excited me. But you know…neither have grocery store tomatoes. I’m starting to see it’s all about the variety and how you eat them. My love affair starts on the tree. How gorgeous are these? They look like jewels. I almost can’t believe they are a plant. The orchard around theContinue reading “Falling in Love With Plums”

Dried Onion Comparison

I dehydrated two kinds of onions this year, and I’m pleasantly surprised with the results! This summer, I diced several large onions (I forget if they were yellow or white) and dehydrated them. I’m forgetting the details; I think it was three huge onions (about 3 pounds) and it filled 6 dehydrator trays, which driedContinue reading “Dried Onion Comparison”

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