DIY Food

Our Favorite DIY Projects

August 28, 2014

Over at Provisions, we're all about collections of beautiful, useful products to help make the most of good food -- and we don't want you to miss out on the fun.

Today: Start from scratch, then make anything you want. It's DIY time!

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If you're reading this, you probably like to make things, whether that means cooking or baking or planting a garden; you probably have good taste (we won’t say you’re particular, but you might be); and you might like any of the following: cheese, beer, gin, cake, and/or Mexican food

Do any of the above apply to you? Good. You're in the right place.


We’re here to tell you that you can make anything. You are powerful. You can brew your own beer! All you need are the right ingredients and equipment.

Lately, we’ve been testing out some excellent DIY kits and learning that we can do more than we think in the kitchen (see: making kimchi! and bitters!). The best part? DIY means you can tailor whatever you're making to your tastes. If you like goat cheese on the saltier side, add salt; if you wish store-bought tonic water were a bit sweeter, bottle your own and doctor it up.

More: Learn the secret to the best gin and tonic.


Our favorite DIY kits? For now, the homemade gin kit, the tortilla kit, and the mustard kit. But there's no telling what we'll be making next week.

What DIY project are you most proud of? Tell us in the comments! 

Photos by James Ransom

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I like warm homemade bread slathered with fresh raw milk butter, ice cream in all seasons, the smell of garlic in olive oil, and sugar snap peas fresh off the vine.

1 Comment

Susan W. August 28, 2014
Making my own Kombucha (ginger lemongrass is my favorite), ghee, mayo, sauerkraut, preserved lemons and cottage cheese are my most recent DIY projects that thrill me. Oh..I also took apart and fixed two fans that I thought were headed to the Goodwill. :0)