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Old 04-20-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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The Wahsatch Front is the most pleasant metropolitan area in the world. I'm no city boy but if I were you can believe that's where I'd live. My choice would be Utah County. I'm not LDS.
I have always loved the red rock country around Moab - but the problems with Moab are: tourists, Real Winter and Real Summer. I can cope with either Real Winter OR Real Summer, but, please, not both......

 
Old 04-20-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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Though I'd share my newest "discovery": green smoothie. I bought a smoothie blender last week and enjoy it tremendously. Husband refuses to drink anything that has "strange" colours, so everything I make is to my taste, and I do it daily.

So far, I've made and drank: kale and strawberries; kale, orange, and mango; spinach, celery, and apple; kale, grapefruit, and banana; spinach, mango, mint, strawberries, and banana; spinach, tomatoes, and blueberries; parsley, banana, and apple; parsley, avocado, and banana; celery, banana, and blueberries; cucumber, zucchini, mango, and tomato. I added honey to most, and yogurt to some.

All the drinks were absolutely delicious, and since I only use fresh vegetables and fruits, nothing frozen, I know they're also very healthy. We eat vegetables and fruits twice daily so I don't actually need to increase the intake, but the drinks taste so good and I feel good drinking them as well, I wish I'd done it sooner.

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Old 04-20-2013, 03:57 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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The Wahsatch Front is the most pleasant metropolitan area in the world. I'm no city boy but if I were you can believe that's where I'd live. My choice would be Utah County. I'm not LDS.

You're a very brave man - hah!

They still roll up the sidewalks on Sundays in Utah County.... it's just a little too whitebread for my taste.

As for Moab - I know folks who have lived there forever. You get used to the heat (it's dry) and the snow and it's big enough you can avoid the crowds.

Spring and fall are supremely delightful there.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Though I'd share my newest "discovery": green smoothie. I bought a smoothie blender last week and enjoy it tremendously. Husband refuses to drink anything that has "strange" colours, so everything I make is to my taste, and I do it daily.

So far, I've made and drank: kale and strawberries; kale, orange, and mango; spinach, celery, and apple; kale, grapefruit, and banana; spinach, mango, mint, strawberries, and banana; spinach, tomatoes, and blueberries; parsley, banana, and apple; parsley, avocado, and banana; celery, banana, and blueberries; cucumber, zucchini, mango, and tomato. I added honey to most, and yogurt to some.

All the drinks were absolutely delicious, and since I only use fresh vegetables and fruits, nothing frozen, I know they're also very healthy. We eat vegetables and fruits twice daily so I don't actually need to increase the intake, but the drinks taste so good and I feel good drinking them as well, I wish I'd done it sooner.
I was out looking at those today - now you have talked me into it. Sounds really good!
 
Old 04-20-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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The forecast is calling for a rain/snow mix on Tuesday. The way things are going it will be snowing in May!
 
Old 04-20-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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The way things are going it will be snowing in May!
Doesn't matter how short our winter is, we almost always have one snow fall in May, just before Mother's Day and smack dab in the middle of a beautiful spring.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The forecast is calling for a rain/snow mix on Tuesday. The way things are going it will be snowing in May!
The weather in Texas is pretty weird as well. Nights going down to 40 or even lower in mid April.
Should have had all my indoor veggie starts out there by now but holding off.

That quilt keeps getting put away and then taken out as we get these cold fronts blowing through every few days.

I have a poor tomato plant I bought and planted that has died off and restarted growth three times now.
Boy those plants are resilient.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 08:53 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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The forecast is calling for a rain/snow mix on Tuesday. The way things are going it will be snowing in May!

Mid-June it is not uncommon to still see snow on the mountain tops here in the Rockies.

The "spring" flower displays in the upper elevations are not possible - until July.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Originally Posted by Ol' Wanderer View Post
Though I'd share my newest "discovery": green smoothie. I bought a smoothie blender last week and enjoy it tremendously. Husband refuses to drink anything that has "strange" colours, so everything I make is to my taste, and I do it daily.

So far, I've made and drank: kale and strawberries; kale, orange, and mango; spinach, celery, and apple; kale, grapefruit, and banana; spinach, mango, mint, strawberries, and banana; spinach, tomatoes, and blueberries; parsley, banana, and apple; parsley, avocado, and banana; celery, banana, and blueberries; cucumber, zucchini, mango, and tomato. I added honey to most, and yogurt to some.

All the drinks were absolutely delicious, and since I only use fresh vegetables and fruits, nothing frozen, I know they're also very healthy. We eat vegetables and fruits twice daily so I don't actually need to increase the intake, but the drinks taste so good and I feel good drinking them as well, I wish I'd done it sooner.
I bet your hubby would love a peach smoothie (with frozen or fresh peaches), the color is lovely. I add ground up flax seed (golden) and ground chia seeds to the mix, both highly nutritious. What is a smoothie blender? I use a regular blender. For juicing I have a Breville.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 01:40 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I received a bushel of Florida Valencias about a week ago; they're superlative, far better than the Californias. I only use a manual juicer because the power juicers go into the rind and impart a bitter taste. This is even true with dedicated orange juicers at grocery stores. Sometimes something very simple is truly wonderful. I'll order another bushel to be shipped next Friday; shipping ends on April 30th.

I've been doing some good thins with Haagen Daaz vanilla ice cream as well. I bought some Morello Cheeries in Kirsch imported from France. A few cherries and a bit of the liqeuer imparts a wondrous taste. I also tried Cointreau over the ice cream as well as a mixture of creme de cacao and creme de menthe, less of the latter. Everything was really great.
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