Chop Chive and…Well?

Last year my mom gave me three little divisions from her chive plants. This spring I have three gigantic bundles of chive to contend with. One bundle I divided and moved to the… Continue reading

I’m Tellin’ Mom You Called Me Soupid

This is the blog you’ve all been waiting for (even if you didn’t know it). My sister -book/schlocky horror movie reviewer for genexposè- SyllieBee and I have joined forces to create an amazing… Continue reading

From the Ground Up

So it looks like the winter that never really happened has finally given up trying here in New England. Many of my fellow Bay State gardeners have begun planting. I, however, have yet… Continue reading

Looking into Cooking

Like most everyone, there are some meals I cook regularly. Frequently prepared dinners in our house include sausage/pepper sandwiches, cauliflower & chickpea curry, and chicken pot pie. However, much to the dismay of… Continue reading

The One True Chowder

Want to start an argument? Ask three or four friends of Italian heritage how to make the best tomato sauce. Or ask your Vietnamese buddies what really goes into pho. Go on-line and… Continue reading

Risotto

  Yes, I’m still on this rice-related kick. Risotto, if you are unfamiliar is the epitome of fancy when it comes to rice dishes.  Mr. Food It Yourself has been creating risotto for… Continue reading

All They’re Cracked Up to Be 2: Rice and Easy

It should come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I love cooking. However, I have a complicated relationship with recipes. I really, really try to follow them precisely the… Continue reading

Trying to be Trendy- Rice Cooker Cooking

I’m not a big fan of trends when it comes to clothes, decorating, hair styles and the like. However, I am a pushover for food trends. Lately I’ve seen many recipes for baking… Continue reading

Prune a Prunus

A few years ago our town gave away trees to residents. Who wouldn’t was a free tree? We got two sour cherry trees (Prunus cerasus). We let them establish themselves for a couple… Continue reading

Let the Planning, and Learning, Begin

If you have been following this blog a while then you might remember that the Food It Yourself garden had some pest problems last summer. Too many consecutive years of nightshade planting made… Continue reading