Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dressing and awards!

I was delighted to read comments on my blog this afternoon and see that my friend Amy, a newer member of the Austin Bloggers group, has generously shared a blog award with me.

Thanks, Amy, of Go Away, I'm Gardening, for this little pre-Thanksgiving gift. I have to admit sometimes I am still surprised that there are people out there reading my blog at all! I love this garden community that transcends time and space and climate.

I must now pass this award on to other blogs who I think deserve such an award along with these instructions. Post the award on your blog along with the name of the person who passed it on to you and link to their blog. Choose blogs you think are great and pass it on to them.

So, my first passalong of the award goes to Robin, of Getting Grounded. Her blog is always interesting and beautiful and full of new ideas and plants that I haven't tried yet in my shady spaces.

And my second passalong, goes to Janet, the Queen of Seaford, who has a Virginia garden blog, but has roots like mine in Texas and Germany. And she has digging dogs, so there's that link, too. I love her sometimes tropical plantings, and always learn something new when I go to her blog.

There were so many blogs I could have chosen; I love reading them all, frankly, but that would have made my post WAY too long!

We're in Indiana enjoying the holidays with family, so I send you Happy Thanksgiving wishes along with this photo of Nana's Homemade Oyster Dressing before it went in the oven...yummm


Did I mention that I brought a plastic container with ripe tomatoes from Texas to Indiana in my suitcase yesterday? Boy are they good! And since tomato season here is long gone, they are a welcome treat!

28 comments:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Congratulations! And how does one pack a tomato? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Diana said...

MMD - Ha! I should have explained that, huh?! Well, I put 4 in a firm plastic container so it was full and tight, and then added 1 lemon from the tree and put the lid on it and then put it in the middle of the suitcase kind of protected on the sides. Happy Thanksgiving!

getgrounded said...

Wow, Diana, I'm delighted to be a recipient of your passalong blog award! I'll see if I can get a post up soon to continue passing the happy feeling along. Have a great holiday with those tomatoes (great idea, BTW).

getgrounded said...

Okay, I'm really not THAT egotistical - I didn't mean for that comment to post twice...

Diana said...

GetGrounded -- Happy to share as I love reading your blog and benefiting from it. Happy Holidays!

Gail said...

Happiest of Thanksgivings to you Diana and your family. I loved that you had tomatoes and carried them to Indiana! I know they are greatly appreciated!
gail

Diana said...

Gail -- I wish I could share my tomatoes with all my blogging friends. Alas, stories and photos will have to suffice. Happy Holiday.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving with family! Looks like you might see a little snow while you're here!

Diana said...

Robin - My daughter checked the ground first thing when she got up. We're still hoping! Happy Holidays.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Thanksgiving Diana. You are a great packer if you got some tomatoes to IN without making tomato soup. ;)

Diana said...

Lisa -- Hapy Thanksgiving to you, too. Hope you are not up early to go shopping! I did pack those tomatoes well, and we've enjoyed them. It was just a hoot to bring 'em. Have a good weekend.

EAL said...

that oyster dressing looks fabulous.

fairegarden said...

Oh Diana, I bet you were the most welcome guest at the house with those fresh tomatoes! The dressing looks delish too. How wonderful you were able to visit your family! That's the best! :-)
Frances

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

Diana, if you have a recipe that you can share for the oyster dressing, please e-mail it to me! My dear husband loves oyster dressing and I've never been able to make it to his satisfaction.

Diana said...

EAL - the oyster dressing was fabulous. It's Nana's recipe and I wrote down detailed instructions on every little step.

Frances -- They did love having those tomatoes. And how fun that we could bring them. We won't have them here much longer - the cold's a comin!

Cindy - Happy to share it. I'm going to type it all up and email to family this week and I'll send it to you as well!

ConsciousGardener said...

Congrats, and of course we read your blog...it's wonderful! Have a great day!

Diana said...

Conscious Gardener - Awww - that's sweet. It still makes me happy everytime I get comments. Seems like a lifetime ago that I started blogging.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful, Diana. The thought of fresh tomatoes again...sigh. Those plastic globes that are in the supermarkets again just don't cut it, do they.

Ilona said...

That dressing sounds yummy- oyster is my favorite. I bet your tomatoes were a welcome treat- Up north here I never buy the store tomatoes in winter- they have no taste...so what is the point. A Texas tomato would be worth its weight in gold.

Diana said...

Ilona - The Texas tomatoes pretty much were worth their weight in gold! And you're so right - store-bought is worthless!

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