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Thursday, March 29, 2012

What is that???

I went to Winco yesterday morning to pick up a few things. In the fruit section they had these creates with this crazy looking fruit in them. I looked at the sign and it said Dragonfruit. So cool :) I thought it would be a hit at home with all my roll playing, gaming boys. So I picked it up and was excited to try this unusual fruit.

So I waited until everyone was home so we could try it together. I was surprised what it looked like on the inside.

We all tried it at the same time. It had some texture, and at first I thought it tasted like a really mellow cucumber. As I had a few more bites I didn't think it had such a cucumber taste. Really kind of bland. Now i am not sure if it was ripe when we tried it. I squeezed it and it felt ripe to me, but not sure if it was. The red outer peel can be peeled away, it is bitter, and the white seedy part is what I finished eating. It is not the best thing I have had, but it is worth a try :)


Monday, March 19, 2012

Planting peppers :)

Oh what a happy day. It's time to start my peppers. I wanted to really try my hand at starting more of my vegtable plants. A few weeks ago I started some broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Some of the broccoli came up, they were started with older seeds. Then I went and got some new seeds and put them in place of the ones that didn't sprout. Some of the cauliflower sprouted, but not all. On the cabbage, they all sprouted and all were with the new seeds. So on the ones that never did sprout I will go ahead and buy plants when it is time.

The past few years I have grown a few green peppers. Last year I had more of them and not wanting to waste I sliced them up, put them in zip lock bags and put them in the freezer. I had enough of them to keep me going until around Christmas time. So this year I am starting lots. I love having them, I find I do use them in lots of my recipes. Like salsa ,chicken spagetti , enchiladas and lots more. So this year I am going a little pepper crazy and starting a bunch.

So here are the totals

Burpee-sweet pepper -big dipper-12
Burpee-sweet pepper-california wonder -12
Burpee-jalapeno m-6
Burpee-hot-pepper-peppernocini greek-6


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Art journal page :)

It has been awhile since I've sat down and finished a page. I have lots of color down on other pages. Not sure why I quit for awhile, maybe the winter blues, but I love how I feel when working on a page, especially when I get in that zone and it all comes together. I have heard others say it's very theraputic and I agree, it makes my heart happy :0) I finished this page yesterday.

Have a happy day :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kindle Case

We got a kindle fire a bit ago, and I wanted to make a case for it.

 I might make another one, this will have to do for now. I do like the colors :)