Category Archive: Cook it yourself

Because It’s August I’m Blogging About Zucchini

If you grew zucchini this year you are doubtless up to your eyeballs in it right now. That’s totally normal. In fact, most gardeners will tell you that there is no way not… Continue reading

Wicked Mint!

As I mentioned before, my herbs will not quit this summer. Thankfully, fresh herbs are delicious and I have been cooking with them. Also, fresh herbs are seriously easy to preserve. You can… Continue reading

What’s Pho Dinner?

This week Mr. Food It Yourself got a bee in his bonnet about trying to make pho from scratch in our pressure cooker. Well, you know how much I love bees, so I… Continue reading

All about that Basil…or Whatever Herbs You’ve Got

Herbs are amazing to cook with. They flavor your food, encouraging you to add less salt. They can transform foods from one culture to another. Want that tomato soup to have a little… Continue reading

Save Summer in a Bottle

A few years back, the town I live in gave away trees. No joke- they just handed them out to residents for nothing more than a phone call stating a request. We got… Continue reading

What’s for Dinner?

On May 26th I got a new job. I call it my Big Girl Job. I get a salary instead of punching an hourly clock, I work 40 hours each week, I get… Continue reading

Under Pressure

Usually I am knee-deep into my garden at this time of year. However, the late spring in New England has kept my digging and tilling to a minimum. It has also kept me… Continue reading

Beeting Myself Up

There are very few foods I will not try. Octopus is one of my favorite kinds of seafood. Yes, I trash talk kale all the time but I will gladly eat it in… Continue reading

Timeless in No Time

I love tomato soup. So does Mr. Food It Yourself. We love it so much we served grilled cheese and tomato soup as our wedding reception meal. I’m not totally opposed to the… Continue reading

Another One from the Stock Pot List- New York Griddle Breads

Yes, I have checked another item off my Stock Pot List. I’m talking about English muffins. As this article from The Nibble shows, these breakfast standards actually originated in NYC.  Unlike typical breads… Continue reading