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Dec 6, 2012 13:21:48   #
Pontuf
 
So beautiful!

Pontuf

Sorlenna wrote:
Angora1 wrote:
Thank you Nana.
Spinach would work great too.
The roasted pumpkin seed oil is worth the search. Of course roasted pumpkin seeds along with it on the salad are fabulous.


I do roast my own pumpkin seeds, and I have some green onions growing--I bought a bunch for cooking and as I used the tops, I just stuck the roots down in a pot. As long as I remember to water them (with a house full of cacti, which don't really care if one waters or not for a month or so, this is more challenging than one might think, ha ha), they keep growing.

Oh, that reminds me! I need to get a picture of my Christmas cactus, which has just begun to open up blooms!
quote=Angora1 Thank you Nana. br Spinach would... (show quote)
 
Dec 6, 2012 13:23:54   #
Cashmeregma (a regular here)
 
Sorlenna wrote:
Angora1 wrote:
Thank you Nana.
Spinach would work great too.
The roasted pumpkin seed oil is worth the search. Of course roasted pumpkin seeds along with it on the salad are fabulous.


I do roast my own pumpkin seeds, and I have some green onions growing--I bought a bunch for cooking and as I used the tops, I just stuck the roots down in a pot. As long as I remember to water them (with a house full of cacti, which don't really care if one waters or not for a month or so, this is more challenging than one might think, ha ha), they keep growing.

Oh, that reminds me! I need to get a picture of my Christmas cactus, which has just begun to open up blooms!
quote=Angora1 Thank you Nana. br Spinach would... (show quote)


Wow, I hadn't even thought of the green onions!! :idea: Brilliant. Your cactus looks great. Love mine.
Now that is the size I want my photos to be. Hmmmmmm, how to do it.
Dec 6, 2012 13:29:35   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
NanaCaren wrote:
I wish you luck with your herbs. It shouldn't be too clod there, I leave most of my herbs outside until after the first frost. Except for basil which seems to die at the mention of the word frost.


I am more concerned about light--the days are so short and all the windows are on two sides of the house, but it does get pretty cold in here some days.

Angora1 wrote:
Isn't it interesting all the jobs you have had. It is fun learning all the things different people have done to make a living.


I think it's fun learning about them, too, but not always fun working at them. LOL I still shudder when I think about the factory I worked in for a while!

Pontuf wrote:
So beautiful!

Pontuf


Thank you. I just love it--I'd wanted another for a long time but hadn't found one until last year, so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting it to actually bloom again. The first ones opened up on Dec. 2!
Dec 6, 2012 13:34:03   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
Angora1 wrote:
Wow, I hadn't even thought of the green onions!! :idea: Brilliant. Your cactus looks great. Love mine.
Now that is the size I want my photos to be. Hmmmmmm, how to do it.


I have a pineapple top I planted, too, which is growing well, but it will take a really long time--if ever--that it will have any fruit. It's still pretty, though.

I edit my photos to about 4" (on whichever side is larger) when I post--my camera takes ungodly huge shots and they always have to be cropped and/or reduced!
Dec 6, 2012 13:52:14   #
Gweniepooh (a regular here)
 
The headband is so cute. Love the flower on it. I'm sure it will be greatly prized.

Your meal also looks so tempting...Mmmmmm haven't had lunch yet and I'm hungry. Wish I could take a a bite.


Angora1 wrote:
Here is the head band I made for the sweater for my niece with the bunny.

The pictures seem a little blurry. Perhaps my hand moving or I need to clean the phone surface.:roll:

The other is my improvised kale salad:
kale enough for one person
grated carrots
grated apple
walnuts
flax seed oil sprinkled over
roasted pumpkin seed oil
blueberry balsamic vinegar
parsley
few sprigs of fresh rosemary
tomato
I should have added some sunflower sprouts. Oh well, now I will have them for a snack later.
(cheese would go great...blue cheese...feta...etc.)
Hope you improvise on this. Collards or spinach work too. ;-)
Here is the head band I made for the sweater for m... (show quote)
Dec 6, 2012 13:54:10   #
Gweniepooh (a regular here)
 
Christmas cactus is lovely. I had a nice one that the blooms were a deep pink unfortunately it didn't survive my non-green thumb. My mom could grow anything whereas I seem to kill plants. LOL

Sorlenna wrote:
Angora1 wrote:
Thank you Nana.
Spinach would work great too.
The roasted pumpkin seed oil is worth the search. Of course roasted pumpkin seeds along with it on the salad are fabulous.


I do roast my own pumpkin seeds, and I have some green onions growing--I bought a bunch for cooking and as I used the tops, I just stuck the roots down in a pot. As long as I remember to water them (with a house full of cacti, which don't really care if one waters or not for a month or so, this is more challenging than one might think, ha ha), they keep growing.

Oh, that reminds me! I need to get a picture of my Christmas cactus, which has just begun to open up blooms!
quote=Angora1 Thank you Nana. br Spinach would... (show quote)
 
Dec 6, 2012 13:59:04   #
Ask4j (a regular here)
 
Angora1 wrote:
Here is the head band I made for the sweater for my niece with the bunny.

The pictures seem a little blurry. Perhaps my hand moving or I need to clean the phone surface.:roll:

The other is my improvised kale salad:
kale enough for one person
grated carrots
grated apple
walnuts
flax seed oil sprinkled over
roasted pumpkin seed oil
blueberry balsamic vinegar
parsley
few sprigs of fresh rosemary
tomato
I should have added some sunflower sprouts. Oh well, now I will have them for a snack later.
(cheese would go great...blue cheese...feta...etc.)
Hope you improvise on this. Collards or spinach work too. ;-)
Here is the head band I made for the sweater for m... (show quote)


Yumm! Have not heard of or tried Flax seed oil or blueberry balsamic vinegar--need to find it next trip to the coop.
Dec 6, 2012 14:00:12   #
Pontuf
 
Sorlenna how do you plant the pineapple and what kind of drainage and dirt? If you can grow one in New Mexico maybe I can grow one in Arizona. I may also try the Xmas cactus. Had luck in the past but then one day it just died. Broke my heart.

pontuf

I have a pineapple top I planted, too, which is growing well, but it will take a really long time--if ever--that it will have any fruit. It's still pretty, though.

:( :( :( :( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
Dec 6, 2012 14:03:54   #
Cashmeregma (a regular here)
 
I forgot to mention that the roasted pumpkin seeds that are used to make this oil are green and so is the oil. Here is a little information on the seeds and the oil:
We used to get these seeds in Austria where they grow the squash/pumpkin. There is a big business in the roasted pumpkin seed oil in the SE part of Austria, in and around Graz and you can even get it in Vienna on your salads. It is like green gold. Now that I moved back to the States they have it here too. This pumpkin tastes quite different from our pumpkins. I would probably call it a squash as to flavor but it is the size & shape of our pumpkins. I have a whole book of Austrian recipes for soup made with it. If you want to see a picture of it you can find it here:
http://www.austrianpumpkinoil.com/pumpkinseeds.html
This shows a photo of the pumpkin. I don't know if we have this pumpkin anywhere in the States but it made the best soup. I would top it with a swirl of the roasted oil and roast the seeds in the oven and top it with the roasted seeds.
Dec 6, 2012 14:06:46   #
Cashmeregma (a regular here)
 
Ask4j wrote:

Yumm! Have not heard of or tried Flax seed oil or blueberry balsamic vinegar--need to find it next trip to the coop.


The flax seed oil must be refrigerated and then I use it just before I serve. It has some Omega 3 in it. So do the walnuts and I keep those refrigerated or frozen too. The blueberry balsamic vinegar was from a small company at the Public Market downtown here. I suppose you could add blueberries on the salad. Mmmmmm. But the blueberry vinegar is excellent.
Dec 6, 2012 14:08:30   #
Ask4j (a regular here)
 
Gweniepooh wrote:
Christmas cactus is lovely. I had a nice one that the blooms were a deep pink unfortunately it didn't survive my non-green thumb. My mom could grow anything whereas I seem to kill plants. LOL

Sorlenna wrote:
Angora1 wrote:
Thank you Nana.
Spinach would work great too.
The roasted pumpkin seed oil is worth the search. Of course roasted pumpkin seeds along with it on the salad are fabulous.


I do roast my own pumpkin seeds, and I have some green onions growing--I bought a bunch for cooking and as I used the tops, I just stuck the roots down in a pot. As long as I remember to water them (with a house full of cacti, which don't really care if one waters or not for a month or so, this is more challenging than one might think, ha ha), they keep growing.

Oh, that reminds me! I need to get a picture of my Christmas cactus, which has just begun to open up blooms!
quote=Angora1 Thank you Nana. br Spinach would... (show quote)
Christmas cactus is lovely. I had a nice one that... (show quote)


The secret in getting Christmas cacti to bloom is to treat them "badly". Very little watering all winter then in spring I set them outside, bury the pot in the garden, in direct sunlight and let them get cooked in the sun, they seem to love it. Then when the nights begin to cool off I bring them in. Depending on the type, they bloom in late fall and then again in spring. My mother would control when they bloomed by putting them into a closet for a time--I don't know the ins and outs of the process. Little effort great rewards.
 
Dec 6, 2012 14:09:27   #
Cashmeregma (a regular here)
 
Gweniepooh wrote:
Christmas cactus is lovely. I had a nice one that the blooms were a deep pink unfortunately it didn't survive my non-green thumb. My mom could grow anything whereas I seem to kill plants. LOL


Christmas cactuses don't like artificial light of any kind. They are best by a window in a room that doesn't have lights on.

Wonder if you over watered your plants. I just water mine once a week.
Dec 6, 2012 14:25:41   #
Cashmeregma (a regular here)
 
Sorlenna wrote:
Angora1 wrote:
Wow, I hadn't even thought of the green onions!! :idea: Brilliant. Your cactus looks great. Love mine.
Now that is the size I want my photos to be. Hmmmmmm, how to do it.

I edit my photos to about 4" (on whichever side is larger) when I post--my camera takes ungodly huge shots and they always have to be cropped and/or reduced!


I can crop my photos, but when I post them they are still big. I have sent in a message to Iphoto/Ilife to see if they can help me. I am supposed to call them later. I went into every section of iphoto trying to see where I could reduce size and most questions on HELP are about size storing in iphoto library. I won't make them too small, I promise, just like the size yours are Sorlenna. Not too big, not too small. Just Right. This has nothing to do with what Sam said. I have always thought they were too large. Never liked taking up most of a page. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Dec 6, 2012 14:28:14   #
Cashmeregma (a regular here)
 
Sorlenna wrote:


Thank you. I just love it--I'd wanted another for a long time but hadn't found one until last year, so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting it to actually bloom again. The first ones opened up on Dec. 2!


If we were closer you could have a cutting off my plant. I can't tell you how many children, so to speak, this plant has now.
Dec 6, 2012 14:32:19   #
Ask4j (a regular here)
 
Angora1 wrote:
Sorlenna wrote:
Angora1 wrote:
Wow, I hadn't even thought of the green onions!! :idea: Brilliant. Your cactus looks great. Love mine.
Now that is the size I want my photos to be. Hmmmmmm, how to do it.

I edit my photos to about 4" (on whichever side is larger) when I post--my camera takes ungodly huge shots and they always have to be cropped and/or reduced!


I can crop my photos, but when I post them they are still big. I have sent in a message to Iphoto/Ilife to see if they can help me. I am supposed to call them later. I went into every section of iphoto trying to see where I could reduce size and most questions on HELP are about size storing in iphoto library. I won't make them too small, I promise, just like the size yours are Sorlenna. Not too big, not too small. Just Right. This has nothing to do with what Sam said. I have always thought they were too large. Never liked taking up most of a page. :lol: :lol: :lol:
quote=Sorlenna quote=Angora1 Wow, I hadn't even ... (show quote)


I wonder if you can't control the size of your downloaded photos on your camera. Maybe check your manual. It is troublesome to have to resize them every time you want to share.
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