To Market to Market

So, it’s August and I have literally no zucchini to write about. This time last year I was up to my eyeballs in cocozella di Napoli. I have to admit I’ve been a… Continue reading

Eat Your Weedies 2

It has been a very dry summer in Central New England. Most cities and towns have a mandatory watering ban, which means the Food It Yourself garden has been a bit parched and… Continue reading

Oh My Melon 3- Back to the Rind

I am still playing around with watermelon rind as a fruit/vegetable, and I am having a great time with it.  I have discovered that a light steaming makes the rind soak up a… Continue reading

Oh My Melon II: Fry by Night

It is watermelon season. Watermelon is really yummy. We have established this. The rind of a watermelon is edible. This I am experimenting with. Using melon rind in a stir-fry is not uncommon… Continue reading

Oh My Melon 1: Cut That Up!

I am not a fan of very hot weather.  I am, however, a big fan of fruits that are ripe when the hot weather hits. Local berries are currently available all around central… Continue reading

Learning New Things

Just last year I planted some rhubarb crowns in the Food It Yourself Garden.  They handily survived the mild winter of 2015-2016. This spring I got a decent cutting of stalks. Then the… Continue reading

Wild Blue…

I finally found a stash of wild blueberry plants. I’ve been looking for a very long time. To be perfectly honest I was not totally sure that the plants I discovered bore blueberries,… Continue reading

Evolve Your Diet, for Crying Out Loud

If I read one more internet recipe claiming to be “paleo” I’m going to reanimate the corpse of Julia Child so she and I can seek out and destroy whoever posted it. The… Continue reading

2016 Garden Spectacular!

OK, so the Food It Yourself garden is not looking spectacular yet, but it is getting there.  It all started in April when Mr. Food It Yourself and I got our soil tested… Continue reading

Peachy!

And just like that, it is too hot in Central Massachusetts. I have packed away my heavy sweaters. Mr. Food It Yourself has the air conditioner in the bedroom window. Above all else,… Continue reading