Night-Blooming Cereus: First Bloom

I just finished writing a post about the night-blooming cereus in our yard and how they might bloom in the next few days. Then found out that it was possible they would bloom tonight! But it turns out that only one of our night-blooming cereus bloomed tonight and that we still have four left to go.

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Night-Blooming Cereus: Bloom Watch

I mentioned the night-blooming cereus cactus in one of our This Week on the Homestead posts. There are different varieties but I think our particular ones are Peniocereus greggii. The flowers bloom for one night in June or July starting around 8 PM and then close by dawn the next day.

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Macarons: Three Ways

After a long time away from making macarons, I baked some on Saturday. I decided to make vanilla shells and just use different-flavored fillings: root beer, Dalgona coffee, and pomegranate. They didn't turn out great, but at least they were edible!

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Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

When your newest teenager requests a peanut butter cake for his birthday, you go overboard and make a peanut butter cake with peanut butter and chocolate frosting, Reese's peanut butter cups, peanut butter ice cream, and chocolate magic shell!

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