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Garden 2015- Still Growing

Just wanted to share some pictures of the 2015 Food It Yourself garden from this week so you could see how things have expanded since The Planting.  Everything is growing, except the cucumbers… 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

Breed Your Seed

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you know all about my tomato situation. (If you are a new DIYeter, here is the crux of it ) Mr. Food It… Continue reading

Eat Your Weedies

CORRECTION 5/28/2015: Ironically, I misidentified the species of plantain I collected and ate. On 5/27/2015 I stated that I ate Plantago major. A sharp-eyed friend of mine who is a serious forager noticed… Continue reading

The Planting

Finally, the 2015 Food It Yourself garden is planted and ready to grow! It was a multi-day process requiring the help of Mr. Food It Yourself, my mom and dad, some earth worms,… Continue reading

Garden 2015-Get Ready

Central New England seems to have skipped spring and jumped right into summer. Every single tree is spewing out pollen, my lawn is growing a mile a minute, and it’s time to 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