Tag Archive: homemade

Jiggle All the Whey!

This was a very exciting holiday for team Food It Yourself. Dad and Syllie and I made manicotti for Christmas dinner, which is typical. What we did differently this year was make our… 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

Toadally Delicious!

Living in a home without cable TV in the 1990’s, Saturday evenings meant one thing- “Brit-coms” on public television. Not sure how it happened, but our local public television network got the rights… 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

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

Challenge Accepted!

I am very happy to report that the raised garden beds planned by our Church congregation’s eagle scout candidate have been constructed and filled. As I noted earlier in the season, community gardens… Continue reading

The Sweetest Day in 2020

Yes, that is correct. It is Cookie Day. Me, my sister Syllie, and our dad got together and made way more cookies than we could ever possibly need. Yes, we are all in… Continue reading

The Spirit of Sharing

It seems the surge in home gardening has become a surge in home canning. How awesome is that? Not only are more people growing food, but they are doing it well enough to… Continue reading

In a Pickle, Yet Again

The cruel irony of gardening is this: the same weather that makes everything grow and produce is also weather that makes one loath to run a hot water canner. Seriously, it is 95F… Continue reading