Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri (*whew* – what a mouthful!) is also known as ‘Easter Cactus’.
I got this plant as a cute, little cutting last year from one of my friends’ Moms (thank you, thank you, Lynn’s Mom!). It has grown a ton, and seems very happy. I’ve been excitedly awaiting this flower since the bud first appeared more than a month ago. Today, it finally opened! It’s beautiful, and pretty, and lovely, and all of those adjectives.
Thanks for stopping by to enjoy this flower with me!
I had the opportunity to go to Arches Thai (the new Thai restaurant in Moab) twice in the last week. My first Arches Thai experience was lunch with Jen. I ordered the Prik Khing (a dish I was hesitant to try to pronounce). Its menu description is: Prik Khing – Stir-fried green bean, bell pepper, carrot, onion, kaffir lime leaf with red curry paste, and your choice of meat. I had it with chicken. As always, I ordered it hot and spicy, and Arches Thai did not disappoint. This dish was delicious!
Jen ordered the Green Curry with tofu, and it was really good, too.
The second time I went, I had dinner there with Lynn. This time, we shared Gyoza as an appetizer (which I neglected to take a picture of). My entree was Curry Noodle (in the menu: Steamed Noodle in Thai curry sauce, with your choice of meat, and topped with crispy noodle, red onion, scallion, cilantro and lime). I ordered it with beef, but on reflection, chicken would probably have been better, but the dish was phenomenal! Here it is, before I dug in.
Lynn ordered the Lo Mein with tofu, and it was good, but not quite AS good. However, it did have lots of veggies, which I love!
We had the Sticky Rice with Mango for dessert, and that was delicious, too.
I ordered Shrimp in Blankets to go, to bring home to Rich. He liked them. They were shrimp wrapped in wonton skins, and fried.
Super good food! I am really looking forward to trying more of the items on the menu. Menu below – just click the thumbnails.