Tree Cheers for Springtime!

This past Saturday brought not only snow to the Food It Yourself house, but also my long awaited 4-variety Asian pear tree. Unfortunately, the tree was packaged with a note from the nursery… Continue reading

I’m Finally Trendy!

I am still working towards spring planting here at Food It Yourself headquarters. This week, a few snow peas popped up. I completed an expansion of the front yard strawberry beds and moved… Continue reading

Got to Start Some Time…

Yes, it is that time of year again, DIYeters. It is time to start some seeds inside. I am a big fan of direct sowing when possible, but some plants need a head… Continue reading

Skill Test

Around the first of this year, The Interweb was abuzz with folk suggesting we make the 2020’s just like the Roaring (19)20’s. They wanted to bring back dapper clothes and hats, jazz music,… Continue reading

I’m stumped.

Planting season is still a long way off in central New England. However, I am already preparing for the 2020 Food It Yourself Garden. I have all my seeds ready to go. I… Continue reading

Here’s the Plan

It is February. The seed catalogs arrived about six weeks ago. I bought stuff. From Johnny’s Selected Seeds I selected string beans, the most disease resistant zucchini and pickling cucumbers I could find,… Continue reading

Game Day Snacks 2!

It is that time of year that can only be described as Blah. Days here in central New England are either sunny and cold to an arctic degree, or cloudy and chilly and… Continue reading

Winter Workout for Chicken Tenders

Here we are, beginning a new calendar year. We’ve eaten all the seasonal treats, become totally confused about what day it is because of all the mid-week holidays, and generally had a good… Continue reading

We Made Some Friends!

Today was Cookie Decorating Day! You know what that means- my sister, Syllie, and I decorated a batch of Moravian spice cookies. If you are new to this blog you might want to… Continue reading

Me and My Dad Hit the Sauce

If I do say so myself, my sister and I achieved a collaborative personal best with our Thanksgiving pie crust. It was flaky, golden, held up to the apple and pumpkin fillings, but… Continue reading