Tag Archive: vegetables

Too Hot to Cook, But That’s Okay Because We Have Tomatoes

It is August and it is too hot and I am grumpy and my brain is not working efficiently. Thankfully, it is my second favorite season- tomato season! We got a couple ears… Continue reading

I’m Kind of Picky

It is hot in central Massachusetts. It is even hotter in the mid-west. Some predict that 2022 will be the hottest year in the past 100 years. I like to think it will… Continue reading

This Spud’s for Independence Day

It is Independence Day weekend here in the USofA. Yes, some states have chosen to strip doctors of the freedom to adequately treat their patients, and to require healthcare professionals to disclose HIPPA-protected… Continue reading

Growing Something Greater

The worship community I belong to has started a community garden and I am involved in it. It has been a long process from planning, to building, to planting. This week we made… Continue reading

It’s a Start…

This is simultaneously the most wonderful and the most irritating part of the gardening season in central Massachusetts. Everything is in the ground, but it feels like an eternity until harvest time. No… Continue reading

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