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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

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

Heart to Hear, Important to Know

More food/nutrition/agriculture science for you, DIYeters.  This time it is serious. The American Heart Association issued a press release summarizing research presented at a recent AHA conference. The research analyzed pools of data… 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