Bee-Friendly Gardens

Become a pollinator steward and plant a bee friendly garden. Not only will you be helping the bees, you will also have a garden to envy with year-long blooms and an abundant vegetable harvest. . . . → Read More: Bee-Friendly Gardens

Herb Garden

When we moved into our house over sixteen years ago, we set out willy-nilly to landscape.   We had no plan.  We had a vision.   But, we had no plan.

I wanted roses.

We planted roses everywhere.  We built flowerbeds for roses around the house.  We planted climbing roses on our back fence.  We . . . → Read More: Herb Garden

Garden Update

I hope I am not jinxing our future harvests by sharing an emerging future bounty of apples, apricots, cherries, strawberries, tomatoes, and grapes…. . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Radish Salad

“If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, just wait a minute and it’ll change.” —Will Rogers

This quote is just not another Rogers’ witticism.   Having lived in Oklahoma most of my life I know it is the honest to goodness truth.

For example, on Sunday, January 26, 2014, it was 65+ degrees.   . . . → Read More: Radish Salad

The Garden Tour

Mom’s border garden of begonias and BEETS.

Over July 4th, we traveled to Iowa to see Mom, Sis and the boys (two nephews and a brother-in-law).      I have previously featured a few of their garden specimens for Abigail’s Virtual Flowers so if you are an avid reader, you may see some repeats.

. . . → Read More: The Garden Tour

Roasted Carrot Hummus with Orange and Garam Masala

This is an exciting new hummus full of healthiness and Indian spices (which I worked into my Food ‘n Flix post for this month). . . . → Read More: Roasted Carrot Hummus with Orange and Garam Masala

The new green house.

Hopefully more veggies this winter. . . . → Read More: The new green house.

Garden Update (and a winning post) !!!!!!

I don’t think I have posted anything about this season’s garden. Here it is! . . . → Read More: Garden Update (and a winning post) !!!!!!

Last wine adventure (at least for the time being!)

Our last adventure in our Wine Exploration series—-kind of a let down. . . . → Read More: Last wine adventure (at least for the time being!)

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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