Springtime Sweets

The weather is feeling delightfully springy here in central New England. The world is starting to blossom. Seeing all these flowers has helped me through the last few weeks. For reasons personal, local,… Continue reading

It’s a Plan, Not a Mandate

Yes, I have once more mapped out a plan for my raised beds. Long-time readers will know that the odds of the final 2022 Food It Yourself garden looking anything like this plan… Continue reading

And a Time to Every Purpose

1 To everything there is a season,A time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born,And a time to die;A time to plant,And a time to pluck what is planted;3 A time to kill,And a time to heal;A time… Continue reading

Shaping Up for Spring

We are approaching what passes for “springtime” in central New England. Some days are around 60F, other days the temperature tops out at 20-something. We have been on this climatic roller-coaster since mid-February.… Continue reading

Awe Shakshuka!

No, that is not a clever substitute for a swear word. Shakshuka is a delicious dish, made all over North Africa, consisting of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. It can be… Continue reading

Trust the Process- It’s Delicious!

This weekend I drove from central Massachusetts all the way to northeastern Rhode Island to visit my sister, Syllie. We spent the day chatting, drinking tea, and using some of the rhubarb that… Continue reading

Poe-tay-toh, Poe-tah-toe, Oh No!

Just when you thought this pandemic couldn’t make the planet Earth any more sad, now we have a potato shortage. The Washington Post published an article about it recently. Click here to give… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2022: Planning All the Things

It is the coldest day (so far) of the 2021-2022 winter season here in central Massachusetts. It was exactly 00F at 7:00am today. The chickens are at maximum fluff and we are feeding… Continue reading

Jiggle All the Whey!

This was a very exciting holiday for team Food It Yourself. Dad and Syllie and I made manicotti for Christmas dinner, which is typical. What we did differently this year was make our… Continue reading

Cookie Day 2021

Yes, Food It Yourself Cookie Day 2021 has happened. My family firmly believes that Christmas is the cookie holiday, so we always make an assortment. This year, my sister (Syllie), my dad, and… Continue reading