I Say “toe-MAH-toe”…so many tomahtoes

So, you may have noted in the last Food It Yourself blog entry  I prattled on and on about tomatoes. It was almost as if I was trying to convince myself, as well… Continue reading

You Say toe-MAY-toe, I say YES!

Growing your own edibles is a big part of a healthy DIYet. If you have never grown an edible thing, even if you have never grown anything, you should start with tomatoes. Why?… Continue reading

Bread for Speed

If you’ve been reading the FoodItYourself blog for a while, you’ve heard my opinions on the amazingness of making your own bread.  Perhaps, though, you prefer instant gratification when it comes to the… Continue reading

PIE!

I hate making pie crust.  I will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid making a regular pastry crust including, but not limited to the following: using biscuit dough to make cobbler, making a… Continue reading

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