Why Is My Garlic Bitter? Answered!

Garlic bulb and garlic cloves on the wooden table

Garlic is a favorite culinary ingredient in many different dishes and cuisines. It is also known to have numerous potential health benefits, so it’s no wonder many people, myself included, always have some fresh garlic available in the kitchen or the garden. But what happens if you find a head of garlic that tastes bitter? … Read more

Why Is My Corn Sour? Answered!

Boy eating eating sweet corn that happens to be sour.

Corn is one of the most enjoyed vegetables around. Many agree that nothing tastes better than a fresh ear of sweet corn with some salt and butter. But what if you bite into that ear of corn only to find out that it has a sour taste? Here I’ll talk about why sweet corn can … Read more

Why Is My Watermelon Bitter? Answered!

Sliced watermelons on table and on wooden chopping board

Whenever summer starts, I find myself craving watermelon. A good juicy watermelon tastes sweet and is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day. So what do you do if you grow or purchase a watermelon that tastes bitter? Keep reading to discover why this can happen and how to fix it. Why Is My Watermelon … Read more

Why Is My Mint Bitter? Answered!

Bunch of fresh green mint on wooden table

Mint is a favorite herb to grow for many gardeners because it is easy to maintain and provides a prolific crop. It’s also delicious in a variety of dishes and drinks. However, occasionally mint can have a bitter taste. Keep reading to discover more about why this can happen and how to fix it. Why … Read more

Why Is My Avocado Bitter? Answered!

avocado with leaf and one that is cut by a quarter

Avocados have gained enormous popularity in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. The versatile fruit is very healthy, filled with fiber and essential fatty acids, and you can eat avocado for any meal. But what do you do if you come upon a bitter-tasting avocado? Keep reading to find out. Why Is My … Read more

Eating Hops And Uses Beyond Beer

Hops Growing on the Hop Plant

We all know hops are somehow used to magically make beer, but did you know you can eat hops as well as use the hop plant beyond making beer? In this article, we’re exploring the topic of eating hops with recipes to try and other uses for hops. So read on, to find out more. … Read more

Why Is My Rutabaga Bitter? Here’s What You Need To Know

Newly harvested rutabaga with roots and leaves.

Whether you’re growing rutabaga from seed or picking it up at your local market, you know that not all rutabagas are created equal. You may learn this the hard way when incorporating rutabaga into a recipe only to find it’s too bitter to even attempt to eat. The risk of accidentally biting into a bitter … Read more

Why is My Apple Bitter? Answered!

Homegrown apple tree with ripe fruits ready for picking.

Almost everyone enjoys apples, and with so many different varieties to choose from, there’s usually something for every palette. However, occasionally you might bite into a rather bitter-tasting apple. Here I’ll talk about why this can happen and steps to take to ensure that your apples taste delicious.  Why Is My Apple Bitter? The Short … Read more

Why Is My Zucchini Bitter? (And how to fix it!)

Why is My Zucchini Bitter

Zucchini is a favorite crop among home gardeners of all types and one that I include in my garden every summer. It’s easy to grow and nutritious and makes for a bountiful harvest with little effort. However, sometimes zucchini can taste bitter leaving you with an unpleasant meal you might prefer to discard. So in … Read more

Can You Eat Raw Eggplant? Answered!

Sliced Raw Eggplant - Can You Eat Raw Eggplant

Eggplant is often used in dishes for its meat-ish texture and just because it’s delicious. But have you ever wondered whether you can eat raw eggplant? It may surprise you to learn eggplant can be eaten raw. In fact, raw eggplant can be prepared and eaten in a number of different delicious ways. So in … Read more