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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

We Gather Together

This post is not about my tomato problems. It is not even about growing your own food. It is, in fact about finding your own food. Yes, I said finding food, also known… Continue reading

I’ve Fallen Behind, I’d Better Ketchup

As I mentioned previously a huge quantity of tomatoes currently emanate from the Food It Yourself garden. What’s a DIYeter to do with such a bounty? Fresh, ripe tomatoes are a highly perishable… Continue reading

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