Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri

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.

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Thanks for stopping by to enjoy this flower with me!

Arches Thai Restaurant

Hi, all!

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!

Prik Khing:

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Jen ordered the Green Curry with tofu, and it was really good, too.

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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.

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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!

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We had the Sticky Rice with Mango for dessert, and that was delicious, too.

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I ordered Shrimp in Blankets to go, to bring home to Rich.  He liked them.  They were shrimp wrapped in wonton skins, and fried.

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Super good food!  I am really looking forward to trying more of the items on the menu.  Menu below – just click the thumbnails.

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