Tag Archive: home grown

Too Hot to Cook, But That’s Okay Because We Have Tomatoes

It is August and it is too hot and I am grumpy and my brain is not working efficiently. Thankfully, it is my second favorite season- tomato season! We got a couple ears… Continue reading

I’m Kind of Picky

It is hot in central Massachusetts. It is even hotter in the mid-west. Some predict that 2022 will be the hottest year in the past 100 years. I like to think it will… Continue reading

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

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

And a Time to Every Purpose

1 To everything there is a season,A time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born,And a time to die;A time to plant,And a time to pluck what is planted;3 A time to kill,And a time to heal;A time… 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

Food It Yourself Garden 2022: Planning All the Things

It is the coldest day (so far) of the 2021-2022 winter season here in central Massachusetts. It was exactly 00F at 7:00am today. The chickens are at maximum fluff and we are feeding… Continue reading

Rhubarb Ketchup- Yes! That’s a Thing.

Mr. Food It Yourself is a big fan of ketchup. Commercially prepared ketchup has a few drawbacks, though. It tends to be high in salt and added sugar. Many major brands use high… Continue reading