The One True Chowder

Want to start an argument? Ask three or four friends of Italian heritage how to make the best tomato sauce. Or ask your Vietnamese buddies what really goes into pho. Go on-line and… Continue reading

Risotto

  Yes, I’m still on this rice-related kick. Risotto, if you are unfamiliar is the epitome of fancy when it comes to rice dishes.  Mr. Food It Yourself has been creating risotto for… Continue reading

All They’re Cracked Up to Be 2: Rice and Easy

It should come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I love cooking. However, I have a complicated relationship with recipes. I really, really try to follow them precisely the… Continue reading

Trying to be Trendy- Rice Cooker Cooking

I’m not a big fan of trends when it comes to clothes, decorating, hair styles and the like. However, I am a pushover for food trends. Lately I’ve seen many recipes for baking… Continue reading

Prune a Prunus

A few years ago our town gave away trees to residents. Who wouldn’t was a free tree? We got two sour cherry trees (Prunus cerasus). We let them establish themselves for a couple… Continue reading

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