Category Archive: Cook it yourself

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays 3 (A three part Christmas Special)

Part 3- A Finale Touch First, a quick performance note: The post I made on Sunday night might have been slightly misleading. The dough for Moravian spice cookies is rarely so well behaved.… Continue reading

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays II (A three part Christmas Special)

Part 2- The Leading Roll We made Moravian spice cookies every Christmas when I was young. As I grew older, my mom stopped making them. Not that she stopped baking for Christmas, but… Continue reading

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays (A three part Christmas Special)

Part one-Get it Together! So there are these unethical food manufacturers out there trying to convince people that refrigerated or frozen logs, blocks, and tubes of raw cookie matter become magically “homemade” just… Continue reading

New to Me- Sorghum

I like to think I am an adventurous person when it comes to food, but I realized recently that I have not tried a new food in…WOW! I don’t know how long. I… Continue reading

All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Halloween night got me thinking about the kinds of treats I preferred when I was young enough to trick or treat. (For the record, that was during the Reagan administration.) I always liked… Continue reading

Toe-may-toe, Toe-mah-toe, This is It. I Mean It!

So, today was supposed to be about my potato harvest. Here’s what I got for potatoes. So not an absolute bust, but last year we got almost 20 pounds, so I was certainly… Continue reading

Soup, Our Food

There is a chill in the air that the sun just can’t cut and the leaves are a little more colorful every day. Yes, it is soup season in the Bay State. There is… Continue reading

Mild Mannered Foodstuffs

Have you heard about Super Foods? They are just like other foods, except they are SUPER! Many come from far-away places like tropical South America and the mysterious Middle East and have exotic… Continue reading

We Gather Together

This post is not about my tomato problems. It is not even about growing your own food. It is, in fact about finding your own food. Yes, I said finding food, also known… Continue reading

I’ve Fallen Behind, I’d Better Ketchup

As I mentioned previously a huge quantity of tomatoes currently emanate from the Food It Yourself garden. What’s a DIYeter to do with such a bounty? Fresh, ripe tomatoes are a highly perishable… Continue reading