Thursday, August 14, 2014

Week 31 Thursday (8/14/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Blog

         I have heard of Pineapple Upside Down Cake but never Biscuits. I know a lot of you like the cake but are you daring enough to try the biscuits. This is another allergy of mine, but the recipe does sound interesting.
         The pineapple is a really nutritious fruit. One entire pineapple is only 452 calories.  If you ate the pineapple you would get 105% of your daily Vitamin C  requirements and 76.5% of the needed magnesium. Wow – no wonder they consider it a super fruit.
         The pineapple is originally from Brazil and Paraguay.  Christopher Columbus even took it back to Spain and shared it with the King and Queen.

Random Reflections - The Glorious Garden

Hibiscus southern bell or rose mallow (red) 

         I am so thrilled with these flowers. This large hibiscus grows best in the south, but can be grown here, too. The soil needs to be well-drained. You shouldn’t over water this plant. I have mine on the southeast corner of my house. Being up against the hot side of the house on a small hill, gives the plant great drainage and protection against the brutal Illinois winters. This plant should be in full sun. The butterflies love this plant.
         The hibiscus is the largest perennial. They do have some insect enemies like Japanese beetles, but I have never had any insect problems on this plant.

Irksome Ideas and Images
         Not getting into school has been very frustrating this year. I am so happy that we now have air conditioning, like the rest of the district, but the delay has been hard to take this year. I am anxious to have my classroom completely ready, because I scheduled a lot the last week and will have little time to spend there. Oh well, there is nothing to do, but accept it and wait.

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