Category Archive: The big picture

Hot Versus Spicy

Some say taste is subjective. Actually, though, it is chemical. The shapes of the chemical compounds in your food present various shapes to the taste receptors in your mouth, and the smell receptors… Continue reading

What the ?^@! happened?

When I was growing up there was this one boy in my class at school who got hives on his neck if he ate certain foods. We all felt bad for him because… Continue reading

This Post is Not About Zucchini

This started out as a rant, but quickly dissolved into something else- a ramble maybe? I edited out most of my ranting, but, I hope the ramble gets people thinking and talking. It… Continue reading

Bumble On

On Saturday July 18, 2015 I went to a lecture on the importance and identification of bumblebees. It was held at Tower Hill Botanic Garden and was very well atended. The presenter, Dr.… Continue reading

Keep The Dirt Clean

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2015 is the International Year of Soils.  Soil health is important for crop health (for both commercial farming and back yard gardening)… Continue reading

Who is Responsible for This?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know I talk a lot about food. If you follow my twitter feed you’ll know I sometimes use social media to…um…express my feelings… Continue reading

To Everything There is a Season- You Should Respect That

Like most Americans I am always trying to get more fruits and vegetables into my DIYet. Studies show that, as a nation, we just don’t get enough. And, like most Americans in these… Continue reading

Sweet

There are many reasons why I follow a DIYet. One reason is that I like knowing what ingredients are in my food. There are some ingredients I want none of, like peanuts which… Continue reading

GMO OMG

I have to get political for this post, DIYeters. We need to talk about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) in our food supply. November, 2014 will see two states, Colorado and Oregon vote to… 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