Tag Archive: cooking

Eat Your Weedies 2

It has been a very dry summer in Central New England. Most cities and towns have a mandatory watering ban, which means the Food It Yourself garden has been a bit parched and… Continue reading

Peachy!

And just like that, it is too hot in Central Massachusetts. I have packed away my heavy sweaters. Mr. Food It Yourself has the air conditioner in the bedroom window. Above all else,… 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

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

Sloppy…Who?

Mr. Food It Yourself wanted sloppy Joe sandwiches for dinner. I was okay with that. However, I have issues with the canned and powdered preparations available from the grocery store. Every can of… Continue reading

Hot Versus Spicy

Some say taste is subjective. Actually, though, it is chemical. The shapes of the chemical compounds in your food present various shapes to the taste receptors in your mouth, and the smell receptors… Continue reading

Don’t Panic!

There’s a pumpkin shortage! There’s a pumpkin shortage! What will we do? Thanksgiving is ruined! Cancel autumn we may as well go right to the depths of winter! There’s no pumpkin! Okay that’s… Continue reading

All about that Basil…or Whatever Herbs You’ve Got

Herbs are amazing to cook with. They flavor your food, encouraging you to add less salt. They can transform foods from one culture to another. Want that tomato soup to have a little… Continue reading

What’s for Dinner?

On May 26th I got a new job. I call it my Big Girl Job. I get a salary instead of punching an hourly clock, I work 40 hours each week, I get… Continue reading

Under Pressure

Usually I am knee-deep into my garden at this time of year. However, the late spring in New England has kept my digging and tilling to a minimum. It has also kept me… Continue reading