Tag Archive: home grown

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

Food It Yourself 2021 Gardening Season in Review

How on earth is it November, already? it seems like just yesterday I was perusing seed catalogs and rototilling my front lawn into a large planting bed. The gardening season has passed in… Continue reading

Relishing the Change in Seasons

Summer is officially over in the northern hemisphere, and autumn is making itself comfortable. There is no longer enough daylight to ripen my tomatoes, so I have taken the plants down and salvaged… Continue reading

PUMPKIN TIME!

What’s just over 65 lb and full of sincerity? The Food It Yourself 2021 pumpkin harvest! The squashes have turned a brilliant orange. The vines have died back. Best of all, my straw… Continue reading

Late Summer is Actually Just Early Pumpkin Season.

We have almost made it through August! The hottest part of the year is theoretically behind us. We are picking and putting up tomatoes. We are harvesting herbs to dry over the winter.… Continue reading

Too Hot To Cook: Salmorejo

It is too darn hot in Central MA. It is August, so nobody is surprised. This is also New England, so everyone is complaining. For those of you not from New England, popular… Continue reading