Tag Archive: vegetables

In a Pickle, Again!

Once again I am staring down an August without any zucchini. My plants got nibbled on by something or another and just never quite recovered. (Mr. Food It Yourself is in the process… Continue reading

Gardening with Guarded Optimism

So far so good in the Food It Yourself garden this year. I hesitate to say things are wonderful, because my pride last year at this time was quickly quashed by woodchucks. Yes,… Continue reading

What Went Down Better Come Up

As you remember from last week, the Food It Yourself garden has been planted. I have now entered that super anxious time where I wait for the right kinds of green things to… Continue reading

Sun’s out, Seeds Down

It finally stopped raining in central New England- at least for today. I was so excited I decided to start planting the Food It Yourself 2019 garden. Also, my neighbor has been working… Continue reading

Comfort Food- Not Some Passing Fad

It has gotten cold in central New England. On the days when it is not freezing it is raining. Overall, I would say the climate has reached maximum blah. Therefore, I am once… Continue reading

Trying To Be Trendy: Rutabaga Fries

You all know by now that I am a sucker for a food trend. Well, it seems that the trend of using cauliflower as a substitute for foods you don’t want to eat… 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

Pesto for a Potluck

This past Sunday, the congregation where I worship held a potluck lunch to go along with our semiannual meeting. I signed up to bring pasta salad because there has to be pasta salad… Continue reading