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Too Hot To Cook-Healthy Fat Salad

It is too hot to cook in the Bay State tonight. Nights like this make the prospect of ordering take out look mighty tempting. Mr. Food It Yourself will, on occasion, simply call… Continue reading

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

Gonna Get That Sucker!

We’ve finally had some summer-like weather here in central MA. The many, many tomato plants in the Food It Yourself garden have responded with a quick growth spurt. There are flowers on just… 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

Hot and First-y

Lots of firsts today in central New England. Many towns hit 90°F for the first time in 2017 today. Not coincidentally today is the first time I had to turn the sprinkler on… 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

Planning to Succeed

Did you ever have one of those obnoxious supervisors that said things like, “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail”? I know I have. As annoying as it is to… Continue reading

Chick This Out!

We’ve had another rainy week here in central New England. I did, however, manage to plant some lettuce and some other greens.  Hopefully the seeds did not get washed away. I also started… Continue reading

In Between the Rain Drops…

It was mild, then it was cold. Then it was really really really cold. Then it was okay. Then it was cold and it rained. That is how 2017 has been, weather wise.… 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