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Bullard, ‘Top Chef’ finalist Doug Adams’ Texas-inspired Portland restaurant, opens Saturday - OregonLive.comMonday, December 17, 2018
If you’ve heard of Adams, it might be for his crispy fried chicken, which has followed him from “Top Chef” to Paley’s Imperial restaurant to his stint at The Woodsman Tavern. At the new restaurant, fried chicken is everywhere -- a fried-chicken sandwich at lunch, buttermilk chicken tenders at Abigail Hall -- but also nowhere, or at least not where you might expect to find it on the everyday dinner menu. Instead, Adams plans to serve fried chicken at brunch and one night a week at Bullard (the day in question has yet to be determined, but it’s sure to be busy).The Woodsman Tavern and the Rise of Redneck RestaurantsThese days, Adams is just as excited about what he’s calling his “San Antonio” chicken, spatchcocked birds that are salted overnight; rubbed with a marinade of toasted and reconstituted chiles, fish sauce and citrus juice; then slow-smoked and broiled to a deep, crispy char. Half or whole chicken will come with tomatillo and avocado salsas, bread-and-butter jalapeños and flour tortillas made from a recipe Adams and chef de cuisine Ricky Bella have been perfecting for months.There will be a burger, of course. Actually, two burgers, Bullard’s inspired by Adams’ favorite Texas chain, Whataburger, Abigail Hall’s nodding to Quist’s beloved In-N-Out. Both are made with a 30-day dry-aged brisket blend from Nicky USA. At Bullard, that beef is seared in smoky rendered beef fat and served with a spicy mustard-mayo mix, iceberg lettuce, raw red onion and vinegar pickles on a house-made roll. At Abigail Hall, it gets smashed in a tortilla press, seared on a cast-iron plancha and served in a double stack with iceberg lettuce, American cheese and special sauce, all wrapped in gold foil. According to Adams, both will cost about $17 with fries: Thick-cut at Bullard; shoestrings at Abigail Hall. img class="image__content" src="https://i.oregonlive.com/resizer/eLDwV4t6qrBgWHrKhFfJtoiMD4w=/600x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal/public/K664Q4IIQRBW5FNJIN4GFZQ5LA.jpg" srcset="https://i.oregonlive.com/resizer/8jt... https://www.oregonlive.com/dining/2018/12/bullard-top-chef-finalist-doug-adams-texas-inspired-portland-restaurant-opens-saturday.html
Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: Flower festival time - Midland Reporter-TelegramWednesday, March 14, 2018
Photo: Peter Dejong, AP Image 6 of 6FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, visitors rows a boat under cherry blossoms at Imperial Palace moat in Tokyo.FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, visitors rows a boat under cherry blossoms at Imperial Palace moat in Tokyo. Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi, AP Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: Flower festival timeBack to GalleryWe're coming up on cherry blossom festivals, tulip time and lilac season. Here's a look at some of the places that celebrate spring flowers wi...
FLOWER POWER - KYMATuesday, February 27, 2018
COUSINS, WE HAVE NEPHEWS DELIVERING. SO WE'RE FAMILY ORIENTATED. SO IT'S VERY FUN TO WORK WITH RELATIVES."SO IF YOU HAVEN'T ORDERED YOUR FLOWERS YET FOR YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE THE LOCAL FLORISTS OF THE IMPERIAL VALLEY, ARE MORE THAN PREPARED FOR THE DEMANDS OF THIS VALENTINE'S DAY.NO VALENTINE'S DAY IS COMPLETE WITH OUT FLOWERS. WE WENT OUT TO A FEW LOCAL FLOWER SHOPS IN THE IMPERIAL VALLEY, TO SEE WHAT BUSINESS IS LIKE FOR THEM, THIS TIME OF YEAR.OUR FIRST STOP, WAS CYNTHIA'S FLOWER CONNECTION. WITH LAST MINUTE ORDERS AND SHOPPERS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY'VE BEEN PREPARING FOR. I SPOKE WITH THE MANAGER AT THE FLOWER SHOP TO GET HER SIDE ON WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE FOR THEM THIS WEEK.JESSICA VERDUGO SAID, "IT' VERY BUSY, WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING IN AND OUT. WE HAVE A LOT OF EMPLOYEES HELPING US TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING GOES RIGHT FOR VALENTINES DAY. I MEAN I THINK IT'S BETTER TO COME IN PERSONALLY, TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET, AND WE CAN WORK WITH YOU TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR ORDER. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS THE LAST MINUTE CUSTOMERS COMING IN JUST TO MAKE SURE THEIR ORDERS GO OUT AT A CERTAIN TIME. WE ALWAYS TRY TO WORK WITH OUR CUSTOMERS THE BEST WE CAN."AND WITH ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT UNTIL VALENTINES DAY, WORKERS AT THE FLOWER SHOP WERE GOING CLOCKWORK TO ENSURE THAT EVERY ORDER WAS MADE WITH LOVE AND CARE JUST TO MAKE IT THAT MUCH MORE SPECIAL FOR VALENTINES DAY. ... http://www.kyma.com/news/flower-power-1/700774370
Extravagant ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dubai - The NationalTuesday, January 30, 2018
Dubai's, Ultimate Valentine's is the package for you. The two-night stay begins with a stretch limousine picking you up from your house followed by a helicopter ride over Dubai. In the hotel's Imperial Suite, you will find a bouquet of 100 red roses and a set of diamond jewellery worth about Dh15,000. After being attended to by a professional make-up artist and hairstylist, you will enjoy a seven-course gourmet dinner while being serenaded by a violinist.The next day's activities include breakfast in bed, a couple's massage, a seaplane ride and a private yacht trip.Flowers are a staple for Valentine's Day. Red roses arriving in a Rolls-Royce? Not so much - except in Dubai. Which brings us to opulent option number two. A box of roses worth Dh1,620. Courtesy Maison Des Fleurs If you spend a minimum of Dh7,500, you have the option of paying Dh1,000 to get your flowers delivered in a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé. Maison Des Fleurs, the florist behind the campaign, custom-makes arrangements, ranging from Dh405 for a basic bouquet to Dh71,500 for 1,081 long-life roses set within an acrylic rectangular table. 1081 long life red roses in acrylic rectangular table worth Dh71,500. Courtesy Maison Des Fleurs _______________Read moreFirst look: Aloft opens first hotel in Dubai5 new hotels in the GCCOpened in December: Bulgari Resort Dubai12 new UAE hotels for 2017_______________...
Blue cutting flowers a great addition to Treasure Coast gardens - TCPalmTuesday, August 01, 2017
Prepare the bed and plant away.For a blue cutting garden, there is no better start than Plumbago, one of the true blue flowers for the area; the cultivar "Imperial Blue" has dark blue flowers and is slightly more compact. Whatever variety you choose, provide enough space, at least 4 feet by 4 feet, for this mounding shrub to grow. Keep an eye out for chilli thrips too; this pest loves Plumbago.Other pretty blue selections that will bloom in the summer along the Treasure Coast include Lisianthus, blue-eyed grass, passionflower, and native petunia. Perennial salvias are good plants for the summer. Often the plants are moderately sized, great for cutting gardens, beds, borders and containers and are often drought and heat tolerant. Some favorite blue or near blue selections include Mealycup Sage (salvia farinacea), the hybrid salvia "Indigo Spires" and the native blue-flowered Lyre-leaf Sage, salvia lyrata.Finally, cut the flowers and cure for long lasting blooms in the vase. Harvest blooms that are not fully open. Immediately place in a bucket of tepid to slightly warm water and place in a cool spot for a couple to 24 hours before use. When ready to arrange, recut the stems and place in water with floral preservative. The final steps are to cut plants often to encourage more blooms. Enjoy and gift a vase of flowers to friends and family. It would also be nice to drop a few off at veterans homes, hospitals and others who are often forgotten.Carol Cloud Bailey is a Landscape Counselor & Horticulturist. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.yard-doc.com for more information.Read or Share this story: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/life/columnists/carol-cloud-bailey/2017/07/16/blue-cutting-flowers-great-addition-treasure-coast-gardens/434101001/... http://www.tcpalm.com/story/life/columnists/carol-cloud-bailey/2017/07/16/blue-cutting-flowers-great-addition-treasure-coast-gardens/434101001/
Amaranthus Caudatus Is Weird, Otherworldly, and Our New Flower-Arranging Essential - Architectural DigestWednesday, April 03, 2019
Our top choice for such a plant is Amaranthus caudatus, which also goes by the name of “love-lies-bleeding,” quite fitting given its attention-grabbing appearance. According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the plant “gets its unusual common name from its tiny, blood-red, petal-less flowers that bloom in narrow, drooping, tassel-like, terminal and axillary panicles throughout the growing season.” In other words, the stems are naturally floppy and covered in dense clusters of blooms. They’re not always red though—the Missouri Botanical Garden goes on to point out that Amaranthus caudatus can come in other colors, like lime-green.Amaranthus caudatus came to our attention when we spotted it on the feeds of a handful of floral designers we admire. “As a florist and observer of nature, I love to find unconventional tools for my compositions,” says Carolina Spencer, founder of Barcelona-based Matagalán. Amaranthus caudatus is one of them. “When everything goes up, they fall, and their beauty is just that.”As Carolina Spencer demonstrates, Amaranthus caudatus commands you to stop and stare.Photo: Courtesy of MatagalánA single stem will do.Photo: Courtesy of Matagalán“I personally believe they add a unique movement to my arrangements. They seem to come from another planet not only because of their movement and way of growing but also because of their texture, like sugar cotton or a weird a small cloud just picked up from the universe and converted into a... https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/amaranthus-caudatus-flower-arranging-essential
Flower power: Eden Floral utilizes local growers for bouquets, floral crowns, and other engaging arrangements - New Times SLOTuesday, March 05, 2019
Born in Missouri, Manuele moved to California while still a child, but old enough to remember and miss the rolling green hills. She spent her youth and early adulthood admiring and foraging for the indigenous plant life that surrounded her. In her early 20s, Manuele took up both gardening and hiking as hobbies and found herself combining the two passions through floral art, coming home from a hike with a sprig of mountain sage and plopping it into a jar with some lavender and roses from her garden. "I was foraging long before I even knew what the word 'foraging' meant," Manuele said. "I would bring bouquets to friends made up of my latest hiking adventure and whatever was blooming in my garden." click to enlarge
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GARDEN OF EDEN Rachael Manuele (pictured) turned her passion for nature into a career with the creation of her fine art floral design company, Eden Floral.
This era in Manuele's life rolled into friends asking her to design their flower arrangements for bridal showers and weddings. Before long, friends of those friends, who had attended the showers and weddings, were contacting Manuele to seek her services. It wasn't until she began getting inquiries from people she didn't know that Manuele decided to start an official floral design company. She wound up choosing a name synonymous with paradise. "The name Eden translates my love of the natural world as it is. It's my tribute to this Earth and all that it gives to us," Manuele said. "The resilience of our Earth is an inspiration to me." click to enlarge ... https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/flower-power-eden-floral-utilizes-local-growers-for-bouquets-floral-crowns-and-other-engaging-arrangements/Content?oid=7641365
Society of American Florists Past President Mel Schwanke Dies at 92 - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, January 08, 2019
Dec. 17, 2018, at the age of 92.Schwanke served as the executive director of the Nebraska Florist Society for more than 50 years and was also the Executive Director of NeMoKan — the Nebraska Missouri and Kansas Florist Association Convention, held annually for many years. He served on numerous committees, including the Retail Florists Council for SAF, and helped to create the American Floral Endowment for research and education in the flower industry.AdvertisementMel and Joey, his surviving wife of 70 years, were known throughout the floral industry for many years for their passion and dedication. They were also known as the famous matching couple, having dressed in coordinating outfits at industry events and everyday in Joey’s family business, Greens Greenhouses Inc.Schwanke served as a Marine in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He is survived by his wife Joey, and children Jo Heinz, Cindy McKown, and J Schwanke, along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ludvigsens Funeral Home in Fremont, NE, is in charge of the services. Visitation will be Thursday Dec. 20.Brian Sparks is senior editor of Greenhouse Grower and editor of Greenhouse Grower Technology. See all author stories here. https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/saf-past-president-mel-schwanke-dies-at-92/
Christmas gift ideas 2018: Here is our Springfield holiday shopping guide - Springfield News-LeaderTuesday, December 04, 2018
Springfield and the surrounding region. As in years past, the News-Leader asked for reader suggestions and sifted through as much of the Missouri Ozarks as possible to come up with a totally local gift guide. With a very few exceptions — nationally published books, products that needed access to open-source manufacturing — everything in this guide is made and sold in the Ozarks. We've also added a list of 11 "best-kept-secret" boutiques. They're all great independent, local shopping destinations. While you're planning shopping trips, take a look at recent editions of the totally local gift guide. More:Springfield, here's our totally local gift guide for Christmas and holidays 2017 More: Here's a shortlist of great sources for gifts made close to home (2016) Hardwoods are good Aaron Black teaches business at Southwest Baptist University. He also recently started Native Range, a brand of hardwood objects for the home that he makes at his place in north Springfield. https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/11/19/local-christmas-gift-ideas-holiday-shopping-2018-springfield-madeintheozarks/1578867002/