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Let the Planning, and Learning, Begin

If you have been following this blog a while then you might remember that the Food It Yourself garden had some pest problems last summer. Too many consecutive years of nightshade planting made… Continue reading

Beyond Breakfast-Pleasant Porridge Pastries

So one of the things we’re supposed to do more of, according to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans is to eat whole grains. I enjoy the trendy whole grains like quinoa 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

Sloppy…Who?

Mr. Food It Yourself wanted sloppy Joe sandwiches for dinner. I was okay with that. However, I have issues with the canned and powdered preparations available from the grocery store. Every can of… Continue reading

Safe to Eat

So, we’ve discussed the approval of GMO salmon, for good or bad. I’ve ranted about mandatory sodium labeling on New York City restaurant menus. Now, one final food related topic that has been… Continue reading

New In the News-Sodium Warnings on NYC Menus

As promised, I am continuing to look at some interesting (to me) issues that have popped up in the news lately. If you missed the first issue I tackled, click here to learn… Continue reading

Summer = Saved

Yes, I am going to get back to nutrition and agricultural science issues that are in the news, as promised.  But, right now time is tight. There are Christmas cards to send and… Continue reading

New in the News

There are so many things going on in the world of food, nutrition, and agriculture! The three topics I find most interesting right now: GMO salmon are heading towards your dinner plate Legislation… Continue reading

This is Your Chance to be Heard

Ever since I got interested in the story behind what we eat (I’m talking Clinton administration here) there has been one word that gets food scientists, nutrition experts, and food processors worked up… Continue reading

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