Tag Archive: vegetables

It’s a Plan, Not a Mandate

Yes, I have once more mapped out a plan for my raised beds. Long-time readers will know that the odds of the final 2022 Food It Yourself garden looking anything like this plan… Continue reading

Awe Shakshuka!

No, that is not a clever substitute for a swear word. Shakshuka is a delicious dish, made all over North Africa, consisting of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. It can be… Continue reading

Poe-tay-toh, Poe-tah-toe, Oh No!

Just when you thought this pandemic couldn’t make the planet Earth any more sad, now we have a potato shortage. The Washington Post published an article about it recently. Click here to give… 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

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

Nothing But Sincerity!

I am so excited about our pumpkins this year. The vines in the raised beds are huge, and still growing. There are currently five pumpkins, and the vines are still blooming, so we… Continue reading