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. Even… 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

Me and My Honey in a Sticky Situation

Did you enjoy Halloween? I hope it was a day of safe and spooky fun for you. In honor of this holiday I made some candy from scratch. And you would not believe… Continue reading

Crabapple Butter

It’s been a great season for apples here in the Bay State. It’s also been a great season for crabapples. If you are not familiar with this wild child of the Malus species… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2015- The End

There’s a hard freeze in the forecast for Central Massachusetts. That means it’s time for the 2015 Food It Yourself garden to be dismantled. There were some triumphs and some tragedies this year.… Continue reading

Don’t Panic!

There’s a pumpkin shortage! There’s a pumpkin shortage! What will we do? Thanksgiving is ruined! Cancel autumn we may as well go right to the depths of winter! There’s no pumpkin! Okay that’s… Continue reading

I Take it Back. I Take it All Back

I’ve stated many times on this blog that I’m not going to show how to make yeast bread because you should learn in person from a friend. I take that back. I have… 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