Thankfully, I’m Getting Over It

We celebrated Thanksgiving Day in the USA on November 24th. Although this has been a challenging year on many levels, we have plenty to be thankful for. We enjoyed the day with family,… Continue reading

2022 Garden In Review

It’s just a few days before Thanksgiving and Old Man Winter is making his presence known here in central Massachusetts. The trees are bare. The ground is starting to freeze. We had our… Continue reading

Let’s Try That Again…

Back in 2019 (maybe it was 2018), I found this recipe for Dijon mustard. I made a double batch because Mr. Food It Yourself is a mustard fanatic. It turned out very, very,… Continue reading

Pilaffing Out Loud

Growing up, we would regularly buy Near East brand lentil pilaf mix to have with dinner. It was easy to prepare, perfectly seasoned, and it went on sale frequently (since the Near East… Continue reading

Crunch Time

I love snacks, and Mr. Food It Yourself does, also. A while ago, actually a few years ago, I experimented with making crunchy chickpea snacks. The concept is simple- remove the water from… Continue reading

Too Hot to Cook, But That’s Okay Because We Have Tomatoes

It is August and it is too hot and I am grumpy and my brain is not working efficiently. Thankfully, it is my second favorite season- tomato season! We got a couple ears… Continue reading

I’m Kind of Picky

It is hot in central Massachusetts. It is even hotter in the mid-west. Some predict that 2022 will be the hottest year in the past 100 years. I like to think it will… Continue reading

This Spud’s for Independence Day

It is Independence Day weekend here in the USofA. Yes, some states have chosen to strip doctors of the freedom to adequately treat their patients, and to require healthcare professionals to disclose HIPPA-protected… Continue reading

Summer Simmer- Be Prepared!

This is the first official weekend of summer, and it is hot. I am talking about the level of hot New Englanders love to complain about. High temperatures are expected to hit 90F… Continue reading

Growing Something Greater

The worship community I belong to has started a community garden and I am involved in it. It has been a long process from planning, to building, to planting. This week we made… Continue reading