Change of Seasoning

The gardening season is drawing to a close here in central Massachusetts. We’ve had couple of night frosts, so it is time to take the Food It Yourself garden of 2016 down for… Continue reading

Quote Healthy Unquote

Okay, DIYeters. We need to talk. Earlier this year the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked for input regarding the possibility of defining the word “natural” of food labels. A total of 7,690… Continue reading

Girls Like Flours

Last week I made some pretty tasty sweet potato candy using coconut flour. This left me with a small problem.  I now own a one pound bag of coconut flour. What to do… Continue reading

I Wonder If…

This is a phrase Mr. Food It Yourself uses often.  Earlier this week he finished the sentence with “…you can make candy from sweet potatoes.” Since the drought in the North East has… Continue reading

Not Just Pretty

Summer is definitely on the wane here in New England. Apples, pumpkins, and Hubbard squash are popping up at the farm stands.  The sun is still warm, but the wind is cooler.  I… Continue reading

Bee Part of the Solution

Several times in this blog I have briefly mentioned the plight of bees in North America and the world in general. I think it is time I address the issue fully.  Bees, our… Continue reading

To Market to Market

So, it’s August and I have literally no zucchini to write about. This time last year I was up to my eyeballs in cocozella di Napoli. I have to admit I’ve been a… Continue reading

Eat Your Weedies 2

It has been a very dry summer in Central New England. Most cities and towns have a mandatory watering ban, which means the Food It Yourself garden has been a bit parched and… Continue reading

Oh My Melon 3- Back to the Rind

I am still playing around with watermelon rind as a fruit/vegetable, and I am having a great time with it.  I have discovered that a light steaming makes the rind soak up a… Continue reading

Oh My Melon II: Fry by Night

It is watermelon season. Watermelon is really yummy. We have established this. The rind of a watermelon is edible. This I am experimenting with. Using melon rind in a stir-fry is not uncommon… Continue reading