• The Amazing Squirrel Rescue

    March 25, 2011DishinandDishes

    Behind this fence lies my garden.  Mr W put a sweet little picket fence and gate across the yard on the side of the house in the backyard so I could have my garden protected from our mutts. It’s behind this fence. So yesterday on his day off, he was cutting down some trees that had grown up…

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  • Signs of Spring

    March 18, 2011DishinandDishes

    It’s spring around here…and I’ve already told you I’ve got the outdoor bug. Today I planted 4 Early Girl tomato plants due to the promise of a 50 day maturity.   I don’t mind telling you that 50 days seems like a LONG time, but really that’s just at the end of April….right?

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  • It’s That Time..Gardening!

    March 17, 2011DishinandDishes

    It’s that time of year…the time that makes me antsy and giddy with pleasure. Yes it’s St. Patrick’s Day…and I’m not cooking one thing Irish or green…except for smashed potatoes and roasted asparagus tonight..does that count? But I am doing something green…well..sorta.  Green as in plants. Time to plant herbs!

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  • Do You Have a Favorite Cookbook?

    January 18, 2011DishinandDishes

    Do you have a slew of cookbooks like me? Which one is your favorite?  Can you pick? I would hazard a guess that it’s the one with the stained and warped pages… You know, the one you use all the time?  And you use it so much that you’ve splattered it with the sweet potatoes you’re whipping…

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  • Trees Glorious Trees

    December 10, 2010DishinandDishes

    After going missing for four or five days with a flu that almost did me in, we had to get busy decorating the house for Christmas.  We’re hosting a large party this weekend and I need the latter part of the week to clean and cook. I’m completely in love with Christmas trees. When I…

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  • Nicoli’s Italian American Steakhouse – Anadarko

    November 8, 2010DishinandDishes

    CLOSED   Highway 281 N Anadarko, OK 73005 405-247-6340 website Hours: Friday & Saturdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are times when you’ll drive a distance just for an experience. There are places you’ll hang out at just because of a relationship with some truly wonderful people. Remember the show Cheers? “You wanna go,…

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  • Hey Garden, Are You KIDDING Me?

    October 19, 2010DishinandDishes

    So yes, it’s past mid-October and those crazy poblano peppers that I planted? The ones that have only flowered until now? They’re producing scads of peppers. What’s up with that? Anyone know?

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  • How Many Coffee Mugs Are Too Many?

    September 18, 2010DishinandDishes

    When Mr. Wonderful and I moved into our new house, we were amazed at the cupboard space.  We probably had more than twice as much storage space than we had at our previous home. When unpacking the kitchen boxes, however, I realized that we had a problem – we had WAY too many coffee cups…

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  • I Have Naked Ladies In My Backyard!

    September 14, 2010DishinandDishes

    Mr. Wonderful and I moved into our house in September of 2005 and these flowers were popping up in the backyard.  I think they’re my favorite flowers.  I love their spidery look. Someone told me they were “Naked Ladies”. And that’s what I’ve called them ever since. If anyone knows the real name of these…

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  • Garden Diary Update

    July 22, 2010DishinandDishes

    Finally! Some results.  After our numerous hail storms and torrential rain downpours this spring that resulted in my heirlooms seedlings being wiped out, I finally have some results in my garden! My cucumber plant is busting out all over with cucumbers! Look for recipes soon involving cucumbers. Lots of them.

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  • Garden Diary Update – Pesky Pests!

    June 26, 2010DishinandDishes

    Here’s a quick garden update. I haven’t posted much on my garden this summer due to the fact that I lost all my heirloom seedlings that I’d nurtured from seed in the house.  I had just put them outside when the monstrous hailstorm hit and wiped them all out.  I had to go buy some…

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  • My Haven…and the Rodents That Destroy It!

    June 1, 2010DishinandDishes

    On the back patio we made a haven. A haven surrounded with Tiki torches and lanterns for late night romance. A haven for grilling out.   A haven to dine with the smell of flowers and herbs surrounding us in a night of blissful peace. A haven mosquitos can’t invade. A haven flies can’t invade.…

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