Real Food Kitchen Tour: House. Barn. Farm.

Welcome to another edition of the Real Food Kitchen Tour. This week, we travel to Upstate New York to tour the kitchen of Jennah Scofield, author of the blog, House. Barn. Farm.

Real Food Kitchen Tour: House. Barn. Farm.

Welcome to another edition of the Real Food Kitchen Tour. This week, we travel to Upstate New York to tour the kitchen of Jennah Scofield, author of the blog, House. Barn. Farm.

What’s a Real Foodie?

A “real foodie” is someone who cooks “traditional” food. We cook stuff from scratch using real ingredients, like raw milk, grass-fed beef, eggs from chickens that run around outdoors, whole grains, sourdough and yogurt starters, mineral-rich sea salt, and natural sweeteners like honey and real maple syrup.

We don’t use modern foods that are either fake, super-refined, or denatured. This includes modern vegetable oils like Crisco and margarine, soy milk, meat from factory farms, pasteurized milk from cows eating corn and soybeans, refined white flour, factory-made sweeteners like HFCS or even refined white sugar, or commercial yeast.

We believe in eating wholesome, nutrient-dense foods that come from nature. So we shop at farmer’s markets or buy direct from the farmer, or we grow food in our own backyards.

This Week’s Real Food Kitchen Tour: House. Barn. Farm

Blog Name: House.Barn.Farm.
Blog Author: Jennah Scofield
How Long Blogging: 5 months

Jennah in the kitchen

House or Apartment: My husband and I along with our 2 children live in an 1850’s Farmhouse.
Size of Kitchen: 10.5 x 14.5′

RFKT view from west

Things You Love About Your Kitchen: My favorite thing about our kitchen is the 1910 wood cookstove that we found PA. It was in it’s original house and had only had 1 owner.. It is amazing to me to think that this was high technology back then.. It serves as our only cooking appliance. We do not have a gas or electric range. It cooks food sooo much better than any other stove I have ever used and it heats our house at the same time, which is a bonus in Upstate NY.

Things You Would Change: I love my kitchen and it was one of the reasons we bought our home, but if I could change one thing it would be to create a more open floor plan so as to create a more social space. There can definitely be too many cooks in the kitchen.

RFKT side table

Favorite Tools & Gadgets: My [easyazon-link asin=”B00005UP2P” locale=”us”]Red KitchenAid Mixer[/easyazon-link], [easyazon-link asin=”B001L7OIVI” locale=”us”]Omega Juicer[/easyazon-link], and cheapo [easyazon-link asin=”B002RBXHSC” locale=”us”]Oster Blender[/easyazon-link]. These 3 tools get used if not on a daily basis then pretty close to it.. I do not think I could live without them.

RFKT from the southwest

Biggest Challenges Cooking Real Food: For me the biggest challenge is time. Real food takes time, this is not a negative, simply a challenge. In a world that sets it’s values based on instant gratification it’s refreshing to take your time and savor the moment. Unfortunately with homeschooling, farm chores, soap making and blogging my time is at a real premium. Having a plan in place is the only way I can get it all done and feed my family nourishing real foods.

RFKT fridge

Current Family Favorite Meal: It changes every day.. That is the best part about having kids that are adventurous eaters.. So Today our family favorite is what we had for dinner last night. Grilled Venison {My husbands catch from last years deer season} Brussels sprouts sauteed in coconut oil with garlic and Parmesan cheese and boiled salt potatoes {both picked from our garden that afternoon}

real food kitchen tour cookstove

Favorite Cookbooks: I don’t often use cookbooks because there is so much information online and because we eat simple foods. But I do have an obsession with community cookbooks.. I don’t really use their recipes because most of them contain heavily processed foods, but I like how the recipes are handed down from generation to generation and the little family stories that usually accompany each recipe.

kids in the kitchen

Let Us Tour Your Kitchen

Are you a real foodie? Do you have a kitchen that you’d like to see featured on CHEESESLAVE?

Please email me at annmarie AT cheeseslave dot com. Either send me a link to a Flickr set or email me your photos (minimum of 5, but more is better). Note: Please send me LARGE photos. Minimum 610 width. If they’re too small, I can’t use them.

Oh, and please send the answers to the above questions (at the very top of this post).

As much as I’d love to include all the photos I receive, I can’t guarantee that I will use your photos in the series. I’m looking for creative, good quality photos.

Some ideas for photos:

  • Show us what’s in your fridge or what’s fermenting on your counter
  • Take some snaps of some of your favorite kitchen gadgets, or show us how you organize your spices
  • Got backyard chickens? Send some pics!
  • How about a lovely herb garden?
  • Kids or pets are always cute!
  • Try to include at least one photo of yourself, ideally in your kitchen

And no, you don’t have to have a blog to be included in the tour.