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Tag Archive: summer

Summer into Fall

Yes, it has been a while since I posted. My schedule was really full during August and September. Most of it was fun stuff. Some of it was taking down the garden since… Continue reading

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 Magical Mystery Squash

Remember how I had those volunteer squash sprouts this past spring? (See the picture to below to refresh your memory. )As my zucchini, cucumbers, and pumpkins were being eaten by an adorably evil… Continue reading

Not So Bad

So we never did catch that woodchuck. Correction- our exterminator caught the mommy wood chuck, but she worked her way out of the trap. However, since she now knows that our yard is… 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

Too Hot To Cook-Healthy Fat Salad

It is too hot to cook in the Bay State tonight. Nights like this make the prospect of ordering take out look mighty tempting. Mr. Food It Yourself will, on occasion, simply call… Continue reading

Wild Jam Session!

The brief, glorious part of the New England summer known as Strawberry Season is fading away. A few plants may bloom and fruit again, though. Last year I had one strawberry bloom in… Continue reading

Oh My Melon 3- Back to the Rind

I am still playing around with watermelon rind as a fruit/vegetable, and I am having a great time with it.  I have discovered that a light steaming makes the rind soak up a… Continue reading

Oh My Melon II: Fry by Night

It is watermelon season. Watermelon is really yummy. We have established this. The rind of a watermelon is edible. This I am experimenting with. Using melon rind in a stir-fry is not uncommon… Continue reading

Oh My Melon 1: Cut That Up!

I am not a fan of very hot weather.  I am, however, a big fan of fruits that are ripe when the hot weather hits. Local berries are currently available all around central… Continue reading