Tag Archive: DIYet

Summer Simmer- Be Prepared!

This is the first official weekend of summer, and it is hot. I am talking about the level of hot New Englanders love to complain about. High temperatures are expected to hit 90F… Continue reading

Growing Something Greater

The worship community I belong to has started a community garden and I am involved in it. It has been a long process from planning, to building, to planting. This week we made… Continue reading

It’s a Start…

This is simultaneously the most wonderful and the most irritating part of the gardening season in central Massachusetts. Everything is in the ground, but it feels like an eternity until harvest time. No… Continue reading

A Little Break from It All

Oh my, this week has been rough. The social and political landscape just keeps getting more adversarial, and humans are being hurt by it. The economy keeps getting more unbalanced. Yes, I have… Continue reading

Springtime Sweets

The weather is feeling delightfully springy here in central New England. The world is starting to blossom. Seeing all these flowers has helped me through the last few weeks. For reasons personal, local,… Continue reading

It’s a Plan, Not a Mandate

Yes, I have once more mapped out a plan for my raised beds. Long-time readers will know that the odds of the final 2022 Food It Yourself garden looking anything like this plan… Continue reading

Shaping Up for Spring

We are approaching what passes for “springtime” in central New England. Some days are around 60F, other days the temperature tops out at 20-something. We have been on this climatic roller-coaster since mid-February.… Continue reading

Awe Shakshuka!

No, that is not a clever substitute for a swear word. Shakshuka is a delicious dish, made all over North Africa, consisting of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. It can be… Continue reading

Trust the Process- It’s Delicious!

This weekend I drove from central Massachusetts all the way to northeastern Rhode Island to visit my sister, Syllie. We spent the day chatting, drinking tea, and using some of the rhubarb that… Continue reading

Poe-tay-toh, Poe-tah-toe, Oh No!

Just when you thought this pandemic couldn’t make the planet Earth any more sad, now we have a potato shortage. The Washington Post published an article about it recently. Click here to give… Continue reading