Flowers Around The House

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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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Re: Flowers Around The House

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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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:45 pm

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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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:08 pm

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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Re: Flowers Around The House

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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Re: Flowers Around The House

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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Re: Flowers Around The House

Postby Ann » Thu May 11, 2017 3:20 pm

Beautiful, Orin! :D

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Re: Flowers Around The House

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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