Bigfoot, Baking, Eating Healthy at Hooters and How to Make a Football With Your Bare Hands: In Tulsa Blogs This Week

Posted by Tasha on November 9th, 2010 in Tulsa Blogs

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As always, there’s tons of wild and zany and useful stuff going down in Tulsa’s blogosphere. Here’s this week’s sampling.

‘Tis the Season

The Art of Manliness: 15 Ways to Winterize Your Home, How to Make a Football by Hand and (new baby news!) Augustus George McKay. Not only have the McKays welcomed their first bundle of joy into this world (and gave him probably the best baby name of which I’ve heard, ever), but they’re also writing about how a classic pigskin comes to be and how to protect your home against whatever winter might have to throw at it this year. Congrats, friends! Thanks for bringing more usefulness (and cuteness) into this crazy world.

Tulsa Ballet: The Nutcracker: Past, Present and Future. Ever wonder how Tulsa’s favorite and longest-running ballet (which opens for 2010 on Dec. 11, by the way) got its start? There’s a post at Tulsa Ballet’s blog about it. Pretty interesting stuff, y’all.

Tulsa Gentleman: Tunnel of Trees. The trees in the oldest parts of town are undoubtedly the most beautiful in town when fall rolls around. Now that the first freeze has come and gone and most of the color of the leaves went with it, enjoy this shot of a tunnel of trees in their full, colorful glory.

The Daly Dose: Read These Cards and Anner’s. Looking for some less-than-traditional cards to send out this holiday season? Ashley found some, and guess what – you can get ‘em right here in Tulsa. Plus, check out her trip to Anner’s Wellness Works, an organic food co-op here in Tulsa that promises to be a source for those of you looking to put together locally-inspired feasts this season.

Crash Test Mommy: Freebies from Shutterfly. Or, you could make your own darned Christmas cards. Jenny tells us how we can a few dozen of them for free.

The Pioneer Woman: Thanksgiving cooking. Everyone’s favorite cook has been whipping up dish after dish (after dish after dish – let the photo above serve as proof) that’s sure to impress on any holiday table. Get ‘em all, including those from the archives, at the link above.  And yes, there’s some green bean casserole in there for you crazies who’ll each such things.

The Noshery: Turkey and Sweet Potato Croquettes and Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gouda Cheese Sauce. Speaking of holiday cooking, Meseidy at The Noshery has these, which look to me like little bite-sized Thanksgiving dinners. In a word: Yum. And then there’s the sweet potato gnocchi. Good lord have mercy. Meseidy, me thinks you’re gonna have to give us bloggers a course in food photography. Seems you’ve mastered it, yo.

Global Table Adventure: Smoked Turkey with Egusi Sauce. Don’t think you can stand one more year of a day after day of leftovers from a traditional turkey dinner? Not to worry. Sasha at Global Table Adventure serves up a turkey dish that just might become the new go-to recipe for the centerpiece of your holiday meal.

Living on This Farm: Wild Persimmons. Lisa has hundreds of wild persimmon trees on her 400-acre farm just off Route 66. They might be scarce now that the season’s first freeze has swept the plains, but at least persimmons are on sale at Whole Foods right now. Except, they’re from California. Ouch! I think I feel Lisa sending me stabby vibes.

Kellyology: Starting Young. Now that the holiday shopping season is here, it might be a good time to start talking to your kids about wise money management and the importance of saving and giving. Kelly has some classic, easy-to-follow advice.

It’s in the Details: My First Fire. Katie lit up her fire place for the first time not just for the season, but for the first time ever in her new place (a pretty good feeling, I must agree). And, of course, she took a photo. Which is hard to cuddle beside or to warm your hands with, but still – around here, it counts.

Grey Eye Designs Studio: Beating the Winter Blues. Brigid has some advice on how to beat the winter blues. And who among us couldn’t use some tips on this now that the sun is setting at five freaking thirty? Ugh. Help us, Brigid. Help us.

Running on Empty: The Running Plan and Eating Healthy at Hooter’s. As the Route 66 Marathon looms at just two weeks away, running season is still going strong here in T-Town. Kate has a plan for those who are interested in running and are starting at the beginning of a training program – get it at the link above. And you know what? It works. I know because it’s how I got started, and I just up and ran 10K the other day. Thanks goes to Kate and Shawna at Moving 4 Life for the continued inspiration and training tips. And, let’s not forget that Kate has a guest post from a guy who’s working to lose some poundage for his impending nuptuals and was forced to find some healthful options at the place where everyone goes “for the wings.”

A Day in the Life of Okie Rednecks: My First Deer of 2010. I’m always fascinated by the content featured on this blog – it’s like the Okie life I somehow missed living. On Halloween this post about the author’s first deer of the year showed up in my reader and I couldn’t help but be amazed. As someone who went to high school in a part of town where it was perfectly acceptable to miss class to spend a morning in a tree stand but who was raised mostly as a city girl, I’m always intrigued by a couple who are in a race against each other to put the biggest deer head on the living room wall.

In the Sweet Life: Bigfoot and Baking. What do they have in common? Shannon tells us at the new official blog of Ann’s Bakery, a historic mainstay here in Tulsa.

When Bloggers Get Miffed

The School of Hard Knox. SPIRITual Moment. Have you been to the SpiritBank Event Center? Teresa Knox has. To say the least, she was not impressed.

Running 4 Life: Boobie Prize. I saw this and wondered about it, too, but Shawna at Running 4 Life took the time to blog about it: That there are fewer awards for female runners than male runners at Tulsa Run 2010, a race in which more women than men finished last year. Not only does Shawna wonder what the heck is up, but she established an award for those un-rewarded females who placed alongside their ribbon-earning male counterparts: The Boobie Prize.

Other Fun Stuff

Tulsa Food Blog: Brunch Like the Irish at Kilkenny’s Pub, Still in Love with Hamburgers and Yokozuna Revived my Faith in Tulsa’s Sushi Scene. Brian at Tulsa Food Blog has been blogging up a storm, and he has three great posts about Tulsa unique foodie stops up right now, including a pictorial tour of the burgers of Tulsa. Dieters beware!

The Daly Dose (again!). Romantic Getaway Frank Lloyd Wright Style. Ashley and her husband celebrated their first wedding anniversary with a stay at the only realized FLW skyscraper, just a hop, skip and a jump from Tulsa in Bartlesville, OK. And, of course, she took lots of great (and adorable) photos.

This Land Press: Rusty and Colleen. Rusty and Colleen are the couple behind one of downtown’s newest restaurants, Mod’s Coffee and Crepes. Snuggle up with your significant other down by the fire and read the story of how they got together.

Coffee pr0n: Specialty Coffee, Is It Worth It? As a foodie who lives in a coffee town but is compelled to be highly budget conscious, I wrestle with this question all the time. Topeca roaster John Cunningham presents both lines of reasoning.

Adventures of Becky and the Danger Boys: Year’s Supply. Ever wonder what a year’s supply of diapers might look like? Well, it’s something like this.

Living on This Farm (again!): Fish Bones. Because you know you’re like me and are intrigued by the concept of a giant rogue fish head.

What Tulsa blogs have you been reading this week?

Image from ThePioneerWoman.com.

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7 Comments to Bigfoot, Baking, Eating Healthy at Hooters and How to Make a Football With Your Bare Hands: In Tulsa Blogs This Week

  1. coleb

    On November 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

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    I’ve been reading two this week. A newish one from a soon to be mother and the projects she’s been working on while she seems to be nesting:
    http://ayellowdoor.blogspot.com

    And another new one from a young knitting girl in Tulsa:
    http://mypurlsofwisdom.wordpress.com

  2. Katie

    On November 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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    Ha! What I failed to mention on the post about my fire…is that I got so freaked out that I was going to kill us with carbon monoxide poisoning that I turned it off after about 5 minutes of lighting it. Good news – we all survived. :) I have lit it again without the ill-effects of gas invading my home.

    Thanks for the shout-out!

  3. Becky

    On November 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm

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    Hey Tasha, thanks for linking to my blog :) . Makes me feel better that even with my hefty dose of sleep deprivation from the newborn that I am actually blogging something half way intelligible.

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