• Pesto Cauliflower Gnocchi With Sausage

    October 9, 2019DishinandDishes

    This cauliflower gnocchi with spicy turkey sausage, tomatoes and pesto recipe was the result of seeing photos on my Instagram feed involving Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi. I had to see if it lived up to the hype.

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  • Growing Tomatoes Vertically

    June 6, 2019DishinandDishes

    Oklahoma food blogger Katie Johnstonbaugh shares how to grow tomatoes vertically using less space in small gardens

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  • A Tale of Two Salsas – Featuring Guajillo Chiles

    May 18, 2013DishinandDishes

    I have an addiction for salsas. I seek them out at Mexican restaurants and always want to know what “secret” salsas they’re hiding and not bringing out unless asked for. Many places have specialty salsas that you can only get when asked.  My salsa fetish has me on a quest during this season of my life to try out…

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  • Fall Gardening? The Tomatoes that Never Stop!

    November 23, 2009DishinandDishes

    This bowl seems to never diminish on my kitchen counter.  It’s late November, Thanksgiving is next week, and these doggone heirlooms are still producing like troopers. We’ve cleaned up most of the leaves from the backyard, but we haven’t pulled these plants out yet, sickly as they might look. I’m particularly happy about the picture…

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  • First Heirloom Tomato Harvest

    September 9, 2009DishinandDishes

    My first harvest of my heirlooms. Pictured above you will see Black Krim (the largest pinky/green ones).  These have been really prone to infections, either by bug or by disease.  Note the hole on the bottom side of the top left one. The small red ones in the colander are Besser Cherry Tomatoes.  We have…

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  • Pancetta Tomato Bibb Lettuce Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

    August 29, 2009DishinandDishes

      So I got the September issue of Gourmet this month and got excited. I love to look through my Gourmet each month and see the innovative and rugged photography, and the way the food stylists make the cuisine look so earthy, so hip, so happening now. Then I usually carefully place my Gourmet magazine…

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  • This is the time – My Heirlooms Part 6

    August 16, 2009DishinandDishes

    This is that time. That time when you know all your mothering, your care,  your watering and weeding is going to pay off. This is the time when you begin scouring for recipes with tomato in them. Did I mention previously that all the markers I put on these tomatoes blew away in the Oklahoma…

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  • Heirloom Update

    July 15, 2009DishinandDishes

    By katie And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is what it’s all about. Gardening. If you’ve  gardened before, you need no explanation. You plant seeds. You jump for joy when the little things sprout. Well okay, Kayla didn’t jump for joy, she could care less.  But the picture seemed appropriate. You transplant from the starter containers…

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  • The Perfect Tomato Stakes

    June 18, 2009DishinandDishes

    By Katie I don’t call him Mr. Wonderful for nuttin! Yesterday I asked him if he could come up with a way to stake my tomatoes without using cages.  These (not so little) guys were getting big enough that their weight was causing them to flop over. I really hate fighting with the wire cages and…

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