Amy McCoy

Amy McCoy is the author of "Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget" and is the creator of the websites Poor Girl Gourmet and tiny farmhouse. She and her husband live on a small farm in Rehoboth, MA with a menagerie of animals, including thousands of bees, 28 chickens, 2 turkeys, and 3 Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs, one of whom is expecting a litter soon.

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Belle Chevre DIY Cheese Kit

by Amy McCoy
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Amy is the ultimate homesteader. She raises pigs and chickens, keeps a big garden and even has a tractor and big barn. She’s made lots of cheese from scratch and knows a thing or two about the art of dairy transformation. Amy shares her experience with the Belle Chevre DIY Cheese Kit from the Eat Boutique

Harvesting Olive Oil in Tuscany

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Most of us daydream about whisking away to Tuscany to soak up the sun on a gloriously lazy day, feasting on freshly pressed olive oil.  For Amy, a certain Tuscan dream has been realized, but to get her own fresh olive oil, she did the hard work of harvesting the olives. Let Amy’s story inspire

Preserved Eggplant

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Amy and I both prioritize our gardens and use those gardens to feed our families, though her garden is far more diverse and tidy than mine. (For example, my tomatillo plants are on the ground, flat and smashed.) Still, we have both grown and preserved eggplant, and her recipe is perfect. It takes a little

Cheese: Homemade Queso Blanco

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To kick off 2012 I made seven food wishes, remember? Among those was my wish for more chic snacks with fewer ingredients.   Think toasts with great bleu cheese and a honey drizzle or tomato basil jam poured over fresh local mozzarella.   What could get better than those simple snacks including cheese made in

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