What does gomphrena look like?
The Gomphrena plant is known to grow 1-2' feet in height and around 1 foot in width. It has branched stems that produce a lot of brightly colored flowers. The dark green leaves look great against the colors of the flowers. They usually start a wooly-white color but grow green as they age..
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
When brewing, add your flowers to a teapot (or directly to a glass), then pour over 85 degree water. A squeeze of lime juice helps bring out the colours and flavors. You van add sweetener as desired. Brew the tea for 5 minutes, and enjoy the many benefits of the prettiest tea this side of anywhere..
Although not native to North America, neither the Gomphrena species nor its cultivars are invasive or aggressive. They may self-seed, but not extensively, and seedlings are easily removed if not wanted in the garden..
This low-maintenance annual (perennial in mild climates) is a showstopper in the garden and makes a great addition to a fresh or dried flower arrangement with its eye-catching blooms. Gomphrena 'Fireworks' forms a dense basal clump of leaves..
Gomphrena may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden in summer, or planted as a potted plant. Sowing Seed Indoors: ... Raise the lights as the plants grow taller..
Pinch off wilted gomphrena blooms, as deadheading keeps gomphrena neat and tidy and prevents the plant from going to seed too early. To deadhead, pinch the faded bloom with your fingernail. Include the attached stem down to the next bloom, bud or leaf. Plant gomphrena in full sunlight.
Gomphrena lends itself well to cutting, as it has a long vase life. In the garden, it goes well with plants such as lantana and rudbeckia, both of which thrive in Northern California..
Gomphrena is a lot of fun for me to harvest because the flowers are pretty tough. They are actually a dry, papery bract-like flower - similar to strawflower or winged everlasting - and they can survive out of water easily, although the stems do wilt rather quickly if harvested in hot weather.
A few more cooking questions 📍
Is fried fish skin healthy?
Fish is a great source of omega-3 oils (present in both the skin and the flesh), which contributes to physical and mental health. And provided the fish is properly sourced, fish skin is safe to eat, one of the reasons that chefs tend to shy away from some farm-raised species.
Does cooking salmon kill worms?
The parasitic helminths of concern in BC fish are anasakid roundworms found in marine- water fish (Anisakis simplex, Pseudoterranova decipiens), and fresh-water fish tapeworms (Diphyllobothrium spp.). These worms are very common in BC fish. Thorough cooking and/or freezing will kill these parasites..
How long do you microwave clams?
Arrange the clams or mussels around the outer rim of a 10- to 12-inch shallow, round, microwave-proof dish, leaving the center open. Cover tightly and cook on high (100 percent) for 2 1/2 to 5 minutes, or until all the shells have opened. Rotate the dish once in the middle of cooking time if necessary.
How do you reheat fried fish and keep it crispy?
Reheat Fried Fish Using a Broiler It heats the fish at a slightly higher temperature, resulting in a crisp exterior and a moist, juicy interior. Start by broiling the fish around one to two minutes per side. Place it on a baking sheet or aluminum foil.
How long does it take to cook a brisket at 350 degrees?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Make a dry rub by combining chili powder, salt, garlic and onion powders, black pepper, sugar, dry mustard, and bay leaf. Season the raw brisket on both sides with the rub. Place in a roasting pan and roast, uncovered, for 1 hour..
Is amaranth oil good for your hair?
Amaranth oil can be applied directly to your scalp and hair. As a natural source of squalene and the amino acid lysine it will stimulate hair growth and strengthen the keratin in your hair reducing breakage. It can be applied directly to your scalp to moisturize and nourish your hair follicles.
What is the difference between ham hocks and ham shanks?
Ham hocks tend to be bonier and have less meat on them because they come from the area of the leg that is closest to the foot of the pig. Ham shanks, on the other hand, are meatier because they come from the area just below the shoulder or the hip.