Category Archive: Cook it yourself

Wild Jam Session!

The brief, glorious part of the New England summer known as Strawberry Season is fading away. A few plants may bloom and fruit again, though. Last year I had one strawberry bloom in… Continue reading

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

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

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

You Don’t Knead It but You Need It

So, you all know I’m just a little obsessed with bread, especially the home-made kind. I make batter bread on a regular basis because it can be mixed, raised and baked off on… Continue reading

New Toy!

Nothing compares to the feeling you have as a kid playing with a new toy for the first time. That goes double when it is a toy you hadn’t known you wanted. For… Continue reading

All They’re Cracked up to Be III- Winter Flours

So, those pepperminty macaron cookies I made for Christmas were delicious. However, now I have some random almond flour to use up. I like almonds, but I hate the quack-tastic cult status it… Continue reading