Thanksgiving in June

Last week started out very, very hot. It got a bit better around Wednesday, but dinners were made of salad or smoothies- things which did not require us to generate heat during preparation.… Continue reading

Hot and First-y

Lots of firsts today in central New England. Many towns hit 90°F for the first time in 2017 today. Not coincidentally today is the first time I had to turn the sprinkler on… Continue reading

Game Time Snacks!

Saturday, June 3 was a super fun day for Mr. Food It Yourself and me.  We were invited to join a bunch of friends for a game night. This is a semi-regular occurrence… Continue reading

Planning to Succeed

Did you ever have one of those obnoxious supervisors that said things like, “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail”? I know I have. As annoying as it is to… Continue reading

Chick This Out!

We’ve had another rainy week here in central New England. I did, however, manage to plant some lettuce and some other greens.  Hopefully the seeds did not get washed away. I also started… Continue reading

In Between the Rain Drops…

It was mild, then it was cold. Then it was really really really cold. Then it was okay. Then it was cold and it rained. That is how 2017 has been, weather wise.… Continue reading

Kimchee (or Kimchi): It Grows On You

There is a living, growing colony of bacteria hanging out in my kitchen cabinet. A few days ago, I started the colony myself in a mix of cabbage, daikon radish, and scallion. In… Continue reading

Live! From the Stock Pot List: Kimchi (or Kimchee)

Anaerobic fermentation! No, that is not a spell from Harry Potter. It is a process by which glucose and other sugars are broken down in the absence of oxygen to produce lactate and… Continue reading

Rolls of a Pizza Type- A Fryday Night Adventure

This was what the Food It Yourself Garden looked like last night. We are in the midst of a two day Winter Weather Event; specifically the type of event that used to be… Continue reading

Old School Sweets for my Sweetie

This week was full of celebrations for me and Mr. Food It Yourself. We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary with grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. We also celebrated Mr. Food It Yourself’s… Continue reading