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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Fred the Cat » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:08 pm

While watering the houseplants the other day we got a surprise. The pineapple was starting to bear fruit.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby geckzilla » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:23 pm

Nice, I just ate a pineapple pizza. Mmm, bromeliads.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Ann » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:29 am

Wow, fantastic, Fred! :D

And I don't like pizza much myself, but a pineapple pizza... I won't say no to that! :chomp:

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby geckzilla » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:53 am

It's become a bit of a thing to hate on people who like pineapple on their pizzas. I always thought everyone loved pineapple on pizza, because why not? It's so delicious. Apparently a lot of people despise it. Of course, reading their vitriolic anti-pineapple pizza messages only made me hungry.
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Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:25 pm

geckzilla wrote:It's become a bit of a thing to hate on people who like pineapple on their pizzas. I always thought everyone loved pineapple on pizza, because why not? It's so delicious. Apparently a lot of people despise it. Of course, reading their vitriolic anti-pineapple pizza messages only made me hungry.

I love pizza- it's close to the perfect food. But I'm not particularly fond of pineapple. A little bit on pizza (with something like ham to offset the sickly sweetness) is okay, but there are much better choices for toppings, IMO.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby geckzilla » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Hmm, sickly sweet is not how I would describe my ideal pineapple. It's more sour or tart than anything. Sweet, sure, but it's gotta have a good sour flavor to complement its own sweetness and the salty ham. But yeah, I have come to accept the inferiority of the general population in regard to its consensus on pineapple topping.
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geckzilla wrote:Hmm, sickly sweet is not how I would describe my ideal pineapple. It's more sour or tart than anything. Sweet, sure, but it's gotta have a good sour flavor to complement its own sweetness and the salty ham. But yeah, I have come to accept the inferiority of the general population in regard to its consensus on pineapple topping.

The very best pizza has nothing but crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. But that only works when all three are super fresh. There's a place an hour from here (in other words, the closest place to get pizza) that makes a great one with corned beef, cabbage, and horseradish.

Mostly, we make our own pizza. BBQ chicken is a good topping, if we've traded some milk or cheese for a chicken.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Fred the Cat » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:25 pm

The original reason my wife had bought a fresh pineapple for a pizza. She loves to propagate anything that roots. Before the pineapple her goal was to get an avocado to overwinter. Now it’s a monster.
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She made the pot too. No avocadoes expected but it would be a nice surprise. We’re happy with our baby Dole. :ssmile: Fred is the ham. :wink:
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Fred the Cat wrote:The original reason my wife had bought a fresh pineapple for a pizza. She loves to propagate anything that roots. Before the pineapple her goal was to get an avocado to overwinter. Now it’s a monster.
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She made the pot too. No avocadoes expected but it would be a nice surprise. We’re happy with our baby Dole. :ssmile: Fred is the ham. :wink:

It can take 10 years or more before an avocado tree produces. Got to be patient with that one!
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby rstevenson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:02 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:The very best pizza has nothing but crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. ...

Amen to that! San Marzano tomatoes, Mozzarella di Bufala, and home-grown basil -- on a home-made crust, of course. Yum!

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:51 pm

rstevenson wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:The very best pizza has nothing but crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. ...

Amen to that! San Marzano tomatoes, Mozzarella di Bufala, and home-grown basil -- on a home-made crust, of course. Yum!

We make our own mozzarella from fresh raw goat milk (if it tastes different from buffalo moz, I can't tell). Otherwise, just the same.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby warmingwarmingwarming » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:35 pm

This is a very pleasant thread .. I used to buy cut flowers for my bachelor pad .. made it nice and homey .. and the honeys enjoyed them too .. I guess I should say the honey bees, but that might sting.
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Postby orin stepanek » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:08 am

I like pineapple and I like pizza; but I never tried them together! I think I'll stick to beef; mushroom; & onion with lots of sauce and mozzarella cheese! :wink: I like the pineapple on an ice cream sundae! :D
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Postby warmingwarmingwarming » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:50 pm

orin stepanek wrote:I like pineapple and I like pizza; but I never tried them together! I think I'll stick to beef; mushroom; & onion with lots of sauce and mozzarella cheese! :wink: I like the pineapple on an ice cream sundae! :D


I had to learn to enjoy pineapple on pizza, but once learned, is very pleasant, slows down the chewing and hightens enjoyment considerably.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby orin stepanek » Thu May 11, 2017 2:02 pm

Here are some beautiful Irises; and another white flower that I don't know the name of!
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Beautiful, Orin! :D

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Postby orin stepanek » Thu May 11, 2017 11:01 pm

Thanks Ann; Irises are so delicate! One of my favorites! 8-)
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Ann » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:16 am

geckzilla wrote:Hmm, sickly sweet is not how I would describe my ideal pineapple. It's more sour or tart than anything. Sweet, sure, but it's gotta have a good sour flavor to complement its own sweetness and the salty ham. But yeah, I have come to accept the inferiority of the general population in regard to its consensus on pineapple topping.


Can't help popping in here. I quite agree that pineapples are so good because they are not just sweet, but sour or tart as well. Mangos, though, are sickly sweet indeed, and they are not for me.

But anyway, I just read (in a Swedish online tabloid) that the creator of the pineapple pizza, or the Hawaii pizza, Sam Panopoulos, has passed away at 83. Sam Panopoulos created the Hawaii pizza in 1962. He had emigrated to Canada from Greece in 1954 at the age of 20. With his brothers he started several popular restaurants, among them Satellite in Chatham, Ontario, where he got the idea of putting pineapple pieces on a pizza.

Rob, have you heard of him?

And Fred, how is your pineapple coming along? Any plans of inviting us all to your home for pizza? :wink:

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Fred the Cat » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:23 pm

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I was hoping it will be ready by eclipse time in August but apparently they may take while to ripen. You should come over for a taste of both. :idea:
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Postby rstevenson » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:03 pm

Ann wrote:...
But anyway, I just read (in a Swedish online tabloid) that the creator of the pineapple pizza, or the Hawaii pizza, Sam Panopoulos, has passed away at 83. Sam Panopoulos created the Hawaii pizza in 1962. He had emigrated to Canada from Greece in 1954 at the age of 20. With his brothers he started several popular restaurants, among them Satellite in Chatham, Ontario, where he got the idea of putting pineapple pieces on a pizza.

Rob, have you heard of him?

I have. Not sure if the pineapple pizza idea spread beyond Canada, but you can certainly get one almost anywhere in this country. I think it's gag-worthy, but that's free choice for ya. What is particularly disturbing to the purist in me is that it's getting almost impossible to get a Margherita pizza anywhere in Eastern Canada. From Wiki... "Pizza Margherita is a typical Neapolitan pizza, made with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella fior di latte, fresh basil, salt and extra-virgin olive oil." So, I just make my own.

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Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Ann wrote:But anyway, I just read (in a Swedish online tabloid) that the creator of the pineapple pizza, or the Hawaii pizza, Sam Panopoulos, has passed away at 83. Sam Panopoulos created the Hawaii pizza in 1962. He had emigrated to Canada from Greece in 1954 at the age of 20. With his brothers he started several popular restaurants, among them Satellite in Chatham, Ontario, where he got the idea of putting pineapple pieces on a pizza.

He claimed he invented that pizza. A dubious claim at best. It's certainly false that he was the first to put pineapple on pizza. The claim is that he first mixed ham and pineapple, but since those ingredients were used together in other foods, that's questionable as well.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby rstevenson » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:50 pm

From the Hawaiian Pizza page on Wikipedia...
Pineapple as a pizza topping divides public opinion: Hawaiian was the most popular pizza in Australia in 1999, accounting for 15% of pizza sales, and a 2015 review of independent UK takeaways operating through Just Eat found the Hawaiian pizza to be the most commonly available. However, a 2016 survey of US adults had pineapple in the top three least favourite pizza toppings, behind anchovies and mushrooms.

Very likely pineapple has been added to pizzas all over the world, independantly of the Canadian "invention" of that particular bad idea.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Fred the Cat » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:45 pm

Our cool weather this spring has allowed the columbines around the house to flourish.
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Having lived in the mountains of Colorado, they are my wife's favorite. :ssmile:
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Postby rstevenson » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:10 am

There were columbines growing wild where I grew up -- south-eastern Ontario, Canada. I and most other kids would search for them in season and nibble the sweet 'honey' from the tiny bulbs at the end of the flower pettles. Did anyone else here do that? Try it, you'll like it.

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Postby Chris Peterson » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:45 am

rstevenson wrote:There were columbines growing wild where I grew up -- south-eastern Ontario, Canada. I and most other kids would search for them in season and nibble the sweet 'honey' from the tiny bulbs at the end of the flower pettles. Did anyone else here do that? Try it, you'll like it.

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(I trust there are no poisonous varieties of columbine?)

There are more poisonous varieties than otherwise. Careful.
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