• An Entryway Redo

    January 2, 2012DishinandDishes

    We’ve lived in our house now for six years. We’ve pretty much redone the entire house …except for the entryway.  I could live with it for so long..it wasn’t super horrible. And there were rooms that got priority attention…like the rooms we’d actually be in most often. However, this walk-into-our-house space has NO entryway light…

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  • Let Us Grow Patio Lettuce

    September 22, 2011DishinandDishes

    Since my garden got baked to death this summer during our drought, I thought I’d play it safe and plant something portable…you know in pots, that could be moved in or out according to our crazy weather here.  After reading Jamie Oliver’s cookbook and his motivating me to patio garden, it seems, you can just…

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  • DIY Coffee Table Remake

    September 5, 2011DishinandDishes

    It always amazes me the thing that people throw away. We picked this coffee table up at a local thrift store. The stained color was just…a little too orange for our taste or our furniture.  We have a lot of chocolate brown in our living room and it just didn’t seem to work.  However, it…

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  • The Coolest Cheeseboard

    August 7, 2011DishinandDishes

    I’ve been looking for a compact cheeseboard. One that wouldn’t be huge so I could take it out on our boat.    We love to take a picnic out there and float and revel in the quiet while we munch on simple things. So when I saw this cheeseboard on OpenSky, it made me sit…

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  • Searching for a Pepper Mill

    July 28, 2011DishinandDishes

    I need a Pepper Mill. Pepper Mills are something you can’t live without.  There is nothing like freshly ground black pepper on your latest culinary creation. My taste buds have changed. I used to detest pepper.  My Dad puts it on everything from cantelope to broccoli and I just didn’t ever want it.

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  • Nasturtium the Edible Flower

    June 6, 2011DishinandDishes

    Would you eat a flower? Really would you?

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  • Glory Be! A Tomato!

    June 3, 2011DishinandDishes

    So far, my Oklahoma tomato plants have been free of *pests *hail *tornadoes

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  • I Love Lilies

    May 27, 2011DishinandDishes

    I am currently obsessed with Lilies.

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  • Pretty and Functional Too! Herb Centerpieces

    May 23, 2011DishinandDishes

    There are certain herbs I’ve learned not to put in my flower beds and so I stick them into pots to contain them.  A few of these are mint.

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  • Composting With Spent Tea Leaves

    May 10, 2011DishinandDishes

    A few weeks back my friend Kristy from one of my favorite places – t, an urban teahouse sent out a Tweet on Twitter that she had tea leaves for composting for anyone who needed them.  If you don’t know, composting is nature’s way of recycling organic material back into the soil, enriching it as it…

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  • Lilacs at Last!

    April 7, 2011DishinandDishes

    I adore lilacs.  They are up there with tulips, peonies and begonias as some of my favorite flowers.  My parents’ yard in Michigan was bordered with them when I was growing up and I use to love the smell of them breezing through the open windows.  Sometimes I would cut them and put them in…

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  • Growing Your Own Lemongrass

    April 1, 2011DishinandDishes

    After checking out sources about growing lemongrass from seed, I decided to look most of the said was easiest to do – root it myself.

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