Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This and That

THIS...

My Christmas Rose didn't make it in time for Christmas. And then there was the cold snap where it just hunkered down and waited for warmer weather. But it's working on blooming now.

THAT...
Body Art.
You may have seen this before.  Pretty amazing isn't it?

And THAT....
Did you know that the hard rind around parmesan cheese can be used to make vegetable stock?

43 comments:

  1. I am so glad your Christmas rose (however late to the party) has decided to bloom.
    I have seen that body art and it blows me away. Re the parmesan rind? I saw that tip on television last night. It is a small world.

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    1. Me too, EC:)
      Sounds to me all the parmesan rind sightings are sending a message. Let us know when soup's on:)

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  2. Your Christmas rose is great, and it's early for Christmas this year....That body art is amazing. I am still wondering bout parmesan rind for veggie soup though. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Val.
      The body art is amazing. What talent.
      I haven't tried the rind but my daughter has and says it adds a wonderful flavor.

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  3. I love the birds and the flowers. My mom always told me flowers are beautiful and to not worry, one always hears the birds singing in the morning. My mom passed away this eve...I was with her.

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    1. Birgit,
      My heart goes out to you.
      Sending you a super-sized hug.

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  4. I have never seen a Christmas rose before, but it looks like it might be a late bloomer this year.

    I don't get the body art. Guess I'm a bit dense at times.

    And I've heard of the rind of Parmesan cheese, but probably would never buy a large enough hunk that it would make it worthwhile to add to soup.

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    1. I love Christmas roses. They don't much care for the summer heat, though.
      I wouldn't particularly want to be on the receiving end of body art, but I enjoy the creative designs artists come up with.

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  5. Loved the post Sandra especially about the Christmas Roae.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you found it interesting.

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  7. We also call them a Winter Rose, as they don't bloom here for our warm Christmas but during the winter.

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  8. The cold snap sure put a kink in much. Never knew that about the cheese.

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    1. Isn't that the truth?
      I just recently found out about it. I like that it's easy:)

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  9. Super Sandra, I just wanna know - why in the heck aren't you on the HGTV Channel? You've got some skills! You know I adore my trivia, so thanks for the tip on Parmesan Cheese. That's pretty neat. Hugs...RO

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    1. You're the one with skills. You turn coupons into money:) I just garden and write.

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  10. You wouldn't think the cold would confuse a winter flower.

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    1. You wouldn't think so:) I think the degree of cold has a bearing on it.

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  11. Your Christmas Rose is o beautiful!
    I must be getting old... I don't understand the body art but it sure is lovely.

    Big Hugs 💕

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    1. Thank you:)
      I understand. I find the creativity of it amazing, though.

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  12. Your Christmas rose is lovely and a welcome breath of Spring after bitter cold and snow (at least up here). The body art is fascinating. Who thinks of these things? And I've been throwing the rind of Parmesan cheese away!

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    1. Thanks, CJ. I love seeing flowers in the winter.
      Let me know how the stock turns out if you try the rind.

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  13. I can't see how someone could sit there that long without the paint messing up. (If this is indeed real and not photo shop.)

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    1. Modeling for painters would be a difficult job even without the body paint.

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  14. Your Christmas rose looks pretty. Yeah, just how could anyone sit still long enough for that parrot body art?

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    1. Thanks, Jamie.
      Wouldn't be me. I'd get a cramp:)

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  15. Maybe it's better, the rose coming late, after all the hoopla. Like an extra special gift! And thanks for the cheese rind tip!

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    1. That's a nice thought:) Thank you, Jeanie.
      Let me know how you like the stock:_)

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  16. Your Christmas Rose is beautiful.

    The body art quite stunning.

    Parmesan Rinds in Broth is good too ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan.
      The body art is stunning isn't it.
      Sounds like you've actually tried the rinds. Excellent.

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  17. Thanks for the parmesan rind tip! Beautiful flower.

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  18. It will just prolong Christmas for you.

    We have a "Christmas flower" that oddly enough blooms in May. I haven't figured that out yet.

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  20. I'm in the middle of a long, cold winter here in the Midwest, so it's good to see flowers. I'm looking forward to spring, when they will start blooming again.

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  21. I love seeing flowers in the winter too, NW.

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  22. What a gorgeous bird! (I'm really into birds right now, due to a picture book I've written. Meanwhile, as a vegetarian, I was thrilled to learn you can make vegetable stock from the rind of parmesan cheese. Do you have a recipe?

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  23. Christmas Rose!! That is gorgeous Sandra! Wow! Never heard of that before!
    That Body Art, is amazing! I can't think of sitting like that. I wonder how many hours that would take??
    (thanks for coming by my blog! You are such a sweetheart! Sorry I'm late coming around!)
    Big Hugs!

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