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Tag Archive: home cooking

Ears to Small Successes!

This summer has been emotionally draining. Woodchucks ate everything but the tomato plants. Then the cucumbers bounced back but squash beetles caused them to wilt. Then it rained for three weeks strait and… 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

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

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

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

Sunday Dinner, No Big Deal

Such a great Sunday we had in the Food It Yourself house today! There were no animal related emergencies; Agnes Featherduster is back in the chicken coop where she belongs. Neither Mr. Food… 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

Trying to be Trendy, again- Oh BROTHer

So people are talking about bone broth. What are they saying? Play around on these links (watch out, they all want to sell you something.) Here’s a guy named Dr. Axe who thinks… Continue reading

Slowly Cooking Off My Tomatoes

Yes, the Food It Yourself 2017 garden season has been brought to an end. Even after the take down I still had plenty of tomatoes available. My refrigerator was full of the last… Continue reading

New to Me- Delectable Delicata!

I like retro stuff. I listen to retro style music. I like to shop at consignment stores that specialize in retro fashions.  Recently, a very retro style squash has come back to the… Continue reading