Sunday, December 26, 2010

Orchid cactus

Orchid cactus

We had Christmas at our house this year. It went very well, a good time was had by all. As a host gift, one of the guests brought me an orchid cactus. Close enough for an orchid collector, right?

Orchid cactusThe gifter and I took a moment to look at some pictures and the photo on the right is similar to the flowers my plant will have in a couple of years. Looks very pretty, and since this is a cutting from her plant, fits in the backbulb theme.

A quick read of the care guide I found makes if seem as if it could be grown much like a Paph. Since it hangs, I am going to re-pot into a teak basket and a small bark based medium and grow it in Sonoma. I will try to keep it alive and growing for sure. I don't want to have to explain why this is not alive next year.

As for Christmas dinner, I cooked my world famous baby back ribs. A bit unconventional for Christmas but always very well received any time I make them. I have been asked for the recipe many times. When I made them this time, I took pictures and plan a web page so that this recipe can join the hundreds of other baby back recipes on the interweb.

My baby back ribs, world famous in Napa

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