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Following up

I spent last Thursday and Friday on my Very First Business Trip. I attended a conference related to one of the larger, federally funded, studies we are conducting where I work. One item… Continue reading

Big Plans for a Big Harvest

After making an impressive rally throughout March, I am pretty sure Old Man Winter has keeled over dead. I could be wrong, though. This is New England after all. Even if he makes… Continue reading

Sweets for my Sweetie- Surprisingly Simple

It is that time of year again- Mr. Food It Yourself’s birthday.  I was prepared to make another pineapple upside-down cake, but his request this year was for a traditional Scottish style fruit… Continue reading

Do Right and Feed Everyone

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, this is not a political blog. However, it gets really hard to talk about food, agriculture and nutrition without getting into food, agriculture and nutrition… Continue reading

This Is PIZZA!

Okay, DIYeters, there is some serious stuff going on in the USofA. There are issues with foreign relations, issues with domestic policy-I’m actually overwhelmed by it all, emotionally. There are a few targeted… Continue reading

Sunday Dinner, No Big Deal

Such a great Sunday we had in the Food It Yourself house today! There were no animal related emergencies; Agnes Featherduster is back in the chicken coop where she belongs. Neither Mr. Food… Continue reading

Feather Plucker!

Winter continues in Central New England. It is not as wickedly cold as it was in early January, but daily highs are only above freezing 50% of the time, nightly lows are generally… Continue reading

Let’s Get Rotten

We are on back half of winter here in New England, at least as far as the calendar shows. I have received about half a dozen seed catalogs, not counting the ones Mr.… Continue reading

Girls Like Flours- Farinata! (No That is Not an Italian Swear Word)

It is still wicked cold in central Massachusetts. Actually, it was dangerously cold in most of the USA this week. The next gardening season seems so far away on days when the high… Continue reading

Snow Birds

It is wicked cold in central Massachusetts. We always have winter cold snaps, but this year it came a little earlier than usual. For those of us who live in the house the… Continue reading