Category Archive: Cook it yourself

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

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

Rhubarb Ketchup- Yes! That’s a Thing.

Mr. Food It Yourself is a big fan of ketchup. Commercially prepared ketchup has a few drawbacks, though. It tends to be high in salt and added sugar. Many major brands use high… Continue reading

Toadally Delicious!

Living in a home without cable TV in the 1990’s, Saturday evenings meant one thing- “Brit-coms” on public television. Not sure how it happened, but our local public television network got the rights… Continue reading

Tofu- Fun to Say and Fun to Eat!

October has flown by here at Food It Yourself HQ. We are almost done winterizing the garden. The chickens are in full molt; we will winterize the coop soon. We are looking forward… Continue reading

Relishing the Change in Seasons

Summer is officially over in the northern hemisphere, and autumn is making itself comfortable. There is no longer enough daylight to ripen my tomatoes, so I have taken the plants down and salvaged… Continue reading

Too Hot To Cook: Salmorejo

It is too darn hot in Central MA. It is August, so nobody is surprised. This is also New England, so everyone is complaining. For those of you not from New England, popular… Continue reading

The Dinner With No Name

Mrs. S, my friend’s mother, taught me how to make this amazing vegetable side dish. She would serve it to us at sleep-overs, cook outs and camping trips. It is the most amazing… Continue reading

Trying to Be Trendy: Heard any Good Yolks Lately?

Yes, I am trying yet another foodie trend. This one caught my attention because I have the most wonderful problem a chicken tender can have. What is one to do with so many… Continue reading