Yummy Yankee Thrift

As Americans, we like to define ourselves by our heritage- we call ourselves by the nationality of our ancestors.  Yes, I frequently refer to myself as “Italian-American”.  However, I am at heart an… Continue reading

I’ve Made My Bed… (2012 garden, part 2)

So just after getting my garden together in May, I left my camera out in the rain. Needless to say, the camera did not survive.  This careless act, and the intensive research seminar… Continue reading

It’s the Berries! (2012 garden, part 1)

On a chilly Bay State February morning, snow flurries grayed the sky.  Also, some guy dumped a huge box on my doorstep.  I had been expecting the corrugated metal strips, the bird net,… Continue reading

Hi there…

Sorry my posts have been fewer and farther between.  What’s that saying about life happening when you make other plans?  Do note, however, that between a summer graduate class and working the busy… Continue reading

Just Dandy!

I work at a hardware store.  As in most U.S. hardware stores this time of year the lawn and garden products are flying off the shelves.  I have no problem talking about and… Continue reading

Right of Way

If you’ve been reading the Food it Yourself blog, I’ll bet you’re interested in growing your own produce.  Did you know that you can also raise your own livestock?  According to the National… Continue reading

Looking for more?

I hope you are enjoying this blog, and that you are now inspired to get in touch with your food.  I understand, however, that this blog cannot be all things to all people. … Continue reading

Knead to know…

Do you eat bread?  I have posted a Podcast about bread! Give it a listen, or read the transcript.

Say Cheese!

I am proud to announce that this week I checked the first item off the stock pot list and made cheese.  What’s even better is I didn’t have to buy fancy cheese cultures… Continue reading

Reaching Out

As much as DIYeters value self-sufficiency, there are some things that take a community.  Kneading a triple batch of bread dough, making pickles, hunting for wild blueberries- some things are easier and more… Continue reading