Dear Friends and Gardeners, Week 19

Dear Carol, Mary Ann and Everyone, Last summer, I wrote about summers that make you forget you live in hot, dry Oklahoma.  This summer is its infernal opposite. You know it’s hot when . . . the rosebuds air dry before they completely bloom you go outside only to water the containers and check for any vegetables,…

Green Beans and the Livin’ is Easy

I didn’t plant green beans this year. However, I love them and have grown so many types, I’ve lost count. Green beans are an easy veggie crop in Oklahoma. Just plant them after the soil warms (greater than 55 degrees F; between April 10-30 according to the Oklahoma extension service.) Fifty to sixty days later, you’ll…

Eating GF/CF On The Road

One of the biggest fears for anyone who has food intolerances or allergies is eating out. I eat out a great deal because I have three children involved in activities here and there. In my hometown, I’ve memorized all the restaurants where I can eat safely. Traveling halfway across the country is another matter. On…

A Feast for the Senses

We had a scrumptious feast a week ago Friday. It’s taken me this long to gather my information. Thanks to Kacee for having the dinner at her house and for helping me remember wine details. I’m sharing this with you for two reasons: The meal was entirely gluten free and for me, dairy free; and…

Nutmeg Breakfast Muffins

The page was mottled and creased from use, but over a year ago, I’d closed the book on one of my favorite recipes after being diagnosed gluten and casein intolerant. This morning, with time on my hands (since we’re attending mass tonight with the our trappers) and a rumble in my tummy, I decided to…