Rapunzel's salad  

sweetalyssum 48F
560 posts
4/25/2006 1:23 pm

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Rapunzel's salad


Have you ever noticed how things can grow around you while you aren't paying attention?

Yesterday at twilight, I was surprised as I wandered the garden to find that my Coral Bells had bloomed again. Little violas sprung, columbine just beginning to bud, and evening primrose getting ready for its June blooming.

Little known fact...just something about me...evening primrose reminds me of the lettuce that Rapunzel's mother supposedly craved while pregnant with her. Look at me...I'm talking about Rapunzel as if she existed. LOL...

I always want to sit amidst the primrose and start snacking; preferably with a light vinagrette and some goat cheese to balance the lovely flower. A bottle of red wine...not sure which one...but a red would be divine.

Perhaps someone who knows wine could suggest one?

Yes...this was a silly post.



gemini0157 60M
6842 posts
4/25/2006 3:12 pm

Sweetie... I thought I knew my wines but... I can't honestly say I know what to pair with a primrose.....! If primrose would grow here... I sure wouldn't eat them...... anyway... Try a Bordeaux like Grand Cru Montachret with that goat cheese... see they have been making that wine and cheese side by side for centuries.... that's the key..... the smoothness of the wine compliments the sharpness of the goat...


rm_magnet4u22 50F
18406 posts
4/25/2006 3:40 pm

Oh, but she does exist!!!

Well, I guess we know who will suggest a lovely wine, don't we??? I won't even try, because I know I can't top it!



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sweetalyssum 48F

4/26/2006 9:29 pm

    Quoting gemini0157:
    Sweetie... I thought I knew my wines but... I can't honestly say I know what to pair with a primrose.....! If primrose would grow here... I sure wouldn't eat them...... anyway... Try a Bordeaux like Grand Cru Montachret with that goat cheese... see they have been making that wine and cheese side by side for centuries.... that's the key..... the smoothness of the wine compliments the sharpness of the goat...
I've stumped Gem!!! I get a prize! I shouldn't have mentioned the goat cheese, then you really would have been stumped!

Let me advertise my un-cultured palate and admit...shhhhhhh..."I've never had a Bordeaux."

In the future...I'll have to rectify that.


sweetalyssum 48F

4/26/2006 9:30 pm

    Quoting rm_magnet4u22:
    Oh, but she does exist!!!

    Well, I guess we know who will suggest a lovely wine, don't we??? I won't even try, because I know I can't top it!
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...whoevah could you be referring to darlin?


sweetalyssum 48F

4/26/2006 9:32 pm

    Quoting rm_Akadafa:
    "Have you ever noticed how things can grow around you while you aren't paying attention?"

    Yep. Although if you haven't moved or changed anything in awhile, that growth could be mold.

    Life goes and grows, whether we keep up or not...
Aka!!! Ewwwwwwwwwww! Good point!


rm_magnet4u22 50F
18406 posts
4/27/2006 7:58 am

Now, maybe we will convince him how good cheap California wine is



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MisterPriapus 58M
6980 posts
5/11/2006 4:34 am

Life sure can be persistent, not to mention durable.

Last Spring, I planted a pair of window-boxes with annuals (or is that perennials..?) to grace my entry-way. Yellow lilies, and several other pretty plants (I'm a tree guy, with familiarity with vegetable plants... recalling the names of flowering ornamentals plumb eludes me ). When the first snow fell, I brought them in, and they wintered at the foot of my townhouse's stairs.

A few months ago, while still in the grips of Winter, I noticed each box had fresh green growths thrusting up thru the parched soil.

I couldn't hump those boxes upstairs quickly enough for a good soaking and placement in my bedroom's east-facing windows!

The lilies are in full, glorious blossom, and the others are coming along beautifully: seeing me off in the pre-dawn dark, and welcoming me home at day's end.

Can't say as I'd considered browsing those boxes before reading this Post...

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Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.



And while I got my Broad-Brimmed Pimping Hat on, could I cajole all of y'all to Comment on, Alone In A Cloud? It's probably the best thing that I've written!

Lately...

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sweetalyssum 48F

5/13/2006 9:56 pm

Mr. P

Isn't it quite lovely the way that flowers just "give". They don't hold back their beauty to determine if you are worthy of receiving it...they just give to you.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...but you did take care of them. They greet you better for the extra care you did take for them.

If they had lips...they would kiss you.


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