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.

Belle Chevre DIY Cheese Kit

Posted May 27, 2013

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…

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Harvesting Olive Oil in Tuscany

Posted January 4, 2013

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…

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Preserved Eggplant

Posted October 1, 2012

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…

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Cheese: Homemade Queso Blanco

Posted April 16, 2012

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…

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