Category Archive: The big picture

New In the News- New & Approved & Controversial

Yet another timely food/nutrition/agriculture news story for you, DIYeters.  This one is quite controversial and, I must warn you, has a bit of a yuck factor. Bariatric (weight loss) surgery has been shown… Continue reading

New in the News- Seaweeding out the Truth

Today I present another trending issue in food, nutrition, and agricultural science. This time, I’m looking into something that’s been in our food for years and all of a sudden is controversial: carrageenan.… Continue reading

New in the News- Nice Package!

I have not been blogging much due to being in a bit of a funk. We’re all concerned about where our country is going. This is not a political blog, but I assure… 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

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

Oh My Melon 1: Cut That Up!

I am not a fan of very hot weather.  I am, however, a big fan of fruits that are ripe when the hot weather hits. Local berries are currently available all around central… Continue reading

The One True Chowder

Want to start an argument? Ask three or four friends of Italian heritage how to make the best tomato sauce. Or ask your Vietnamese buddies what really goes into pho. Go on-line and… Continue reading

We Didn’t Invent This

Home cooking has experienced a renaissance of sorts in the past few years. Fast food and processed “food” from a box is losing favor. People want Slow Food. They want locally sourced food.… Continue reading