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Wednesday, October 21, 2015


I love the idea of painting small and getting something finished in just a day.  I also love any excuse to go walking in the woods and especially like it when I can grocery shop in the woods and at check out..... everything is FREE!  One of my favorite Oklahoma treasures that you won't find in the store, are persimmons.  This little painting is actually on my ebay auction this week along with some of it's brother and sister 6x6s.

To visit my ebay gallery

To visit my artist blog

Dang it... this isn't the one that is on auction but is one that is still available.  If I weren't so lazy I would go get it and take another photo... you can see it on the link to the gallery though.

Did you know.......?

Did you know that you can eat the leaves of both broccoli and sweet potato?  It is very common in African countries to eat the leaves of the sweet potato.  Who knew?  Like many of the root plants that are common in our diet, the leaves of them are not only edible but are often more nutritious than the root.  I have been eating these for several years now, right after I found out that I could have my garden plants doing double duty for me.  They can be eaten raw or used in soups and stews.  I usually chop them up very fine and take the big rib out of the broccoli.

Monday, October 5, 2015


 Drying some of the Lambsquarter seeds for winter use

Making chili and a last minute decision after finding sprouting violets decided to see how they taste.  Since I know that both the leaves and the flowers are edible, I think I can safely assume the sprouts are as well.  So browning the meat and then threw in some chopped leaves, sprouts and a bit of hot pepper too from the garden.

Making Passion Flower Curd

My husband is trying Jackie Dill's recipe for Passion Flower Curd.  It was delish!