Tag Archive: cooking

All Wrapped Up

Mr. Food It Yourself and I are in a rut. No, it has nothing to do with being married for 11 years. Over the winter we got lost in a cycle of eating… Continue reading

Trying To Be Trendy: Rutabaga Fries

You all know by now that I am a sucker for a food trend. Well, it seems that the trend of using cauliflower as a substitute for foods you don’t want to eat… Continue reading

Comfort Food- Doing My Own Thing

All of a sudden it got cold in Central Massachusetts. For the next few days, at least, we are scheduled to have chilly, autumnal weather. This kind of weather always gives me an… Continue reading

The Stove is Dead, Long Live the Stove

Last Thursday, our stove died. The short version of this unexpected and scary event: the computer board that controls all functions of the stove ceased to function; the top heating element in the… Continue reading

My Cup of Tea

Is it possible to have a crush on a food? If so, I may have developed a crush on rose-scented tea. Just after Christmas a coworker left some in the shared kitchenette at… Continue reading

Pesto for a Potluck

This past Sunday, the congregation where I worship held a potluck lunch to go along with our semiannual meeting. I signed up to bring pasta salad because there has to be pasta salad… Continue reading

Rhubarbecue

The Food It Yourself Garden is progressing nicely. The peppers and cherry tomatoes are forming flower buds. The sugar snap peas are climbing their chicken wire trellis. I am starting to see ripe… Continue reading

Just Real Quick…Dinner

Hello fellow DIYeters!  Things are happening all at once here in Food It Yourself land. The weather in New England is finally feeling spring-ish, so I am hard at work initiating the Food… Continue reading

Following up

I spent last Thursday and Friday on my Very First Business Trip. I attended a conference related to one of the larger, federally funded, studies we are conducting where I work. One item… Continue reading

Sweets for my Sweetie- Surprisingly Simple

It is that time of year again- Mr. Food It Yourself’s birthday.  I was prepared to make another pineapple upside-down cake, but his request this year was for a traditional Scottish style fruit… Continue reading