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Tag Archive: herbs

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 past salad… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- It Takes Pain to be Beautiful

My mom used to tell me “it takes pain to be beautiful.” She would then commence the lengthy process of detangling my thick, wavy hair. This year, getting my garden together was a… Continue reading

This Is PIZZA!

Okay, DIYeters, there is some serious stuff going on in the USofA. There are issues with foreign relations, issues with domestic policy-I’m actually overwhelmed by it all, emotionally. There are a few targeted… Continue reading

Girls Like Flours- Farinata! (No That is Not an Italian Swear Word)

It is still wicked cold in central Massachusetts. Actually, it was dangerously cold in most of the USA this week. The next gardening season seems so far away on days when the high… Continue reading

Too Hot To Cook Two- Tabbouleh

Once again I have spent so much time tending and harvesting the Food It Yourself garden that I have not had the time to actually blog about it! We are staring down a… Continue reading

Food-It-Yourself Garden 2017 Mid-Season Update

This year’s garden is certainly different than last year’s garden. Last year we were in the midst of a major drought. This year I am worried about mold, fungi, and keeping the slugs… Continue reading

Saturday Light Dinner

WOOHOO! It is officially that sub-compartment of New England Summer known Zucchini Season. This s not because I harvested my first zucchini a few days ago but because I have already given away… Continue reading

Change of Seasoning 2- A Dry Topic

A few weeks ago I harvested all the remaining herbs from the Food It Yourself Garden.  I hung them in bundles inside paper bags. Then I waited. Finally, the leaves were dry and… 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

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