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Anyone for Asparagus Tips??

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monza006

Hi Lesley, UK based, I'm in Sussex. Wet and overcast but no fog here today. I like to give and receive comments, so thanks for yours too :~)

carthill

Hi Mandy. I have just read your comment on one of my 'orange' puzzles and thank you for that. Are you in the UK like me? Reading various comments I rather got that impression. Anyhow, foggy here this morning and doesn't look as though we will have sun anytime soon. Regards, Lesley.

RandomWorship

No worries, Mandy! I did find what I was looking for! YAY!! And how funny, we both trundled off to make puzzles. LOL. Have fun, and talk later. :)))

monza006

Thank you Jan, isn't it wonderful that so many like minded people can openly share their addictions here, and in a supportive and fun environment too. The 12-step programme would have to focus on how much fun we have and how making kaleidos has prevented us from going out comfort shopping..... and how are families always have us at home instead of out partying.... LOL

monza006

Sorry Kirsten, I got completely sidetracked with making a puzzle for someone... and totally lost track of time... I'm sure you know that feeling too. It has been nice chatting, and I hope you find that elusive colour (if you haven't already) soon!

RandomWorship

Well, hi there Jan. I'm glad I stuck around to say good bye to Mandy. And oh yes. We need that club. It would be a 12-step program called KaleidoAnonymous. We would serve crappy instant coffee and have yucky cheap biscuits. And sit in a circle. And each introduce ourselves with "Hi, I'm (insert name here). And I'm addicted to kaleido making". Then everyone else would say "Hi (whatever their name was)". LOL

JiggyBelle

I almost hate to interrupt this conversation, but I did want to tell you, Mandy, that this was quite a lovely puzzle. And I do love asparagus.

As to having millions of kaleidos - I do too. They are an addiction and I believe it was Kirsten who once said that we need a KA club - - a sort of support group for those addicted to the making of kaleidos! :D

RandomWorship

Same!! On having millions of kaleidos, AND on making what I like, whether others do or not. It has to please me first, in order to make it onto Jigidi. I don't think I could be one of those puzzle-makers who make puzzles to order, so to speak.

Speaking of making millions of kaleidos, it's what I'm doing right now. I need to make my Friday, Saturday and Sunday kaleido collages, 'cos I'll have company on the week-end, so can hardly be on the computer the whole time! Two down, one to go. But I haven't got quite the right colour mix in the last one, so am desperately searching for the right image in the right colours to finish it off. Thus far - epic fail! LOL. But I'm very tenacious, so I'll get there in the end. So I hope you'll excuse me as I go off the air! It's been nice chatting, Mandy. And I hope you have a great day. Or night. Depending on what time of day it is there. LOL :))))

monza006

I just keep exploring different things, and sometimes they work and sometimes they don't but at the end of the day I'm enjoying myself, and other people may or may not enjoy the end results!!! Making kaleidoes is totally addictive though, I must have millions by now!!!

RandomWorship

Thanks! It's what takes all the time in making the kaleidos. Finding, and then rejecting a lot of the images. LOL. You have a great eye for colour too. I think that what you do is much harder than me. Starting off with a blank canvas. I have some pre-determined aspects - a theme and a kaleido maker. Which matches the level of creativity I have perfectly. I could NEVER do what you do.

monza006

Sometimes the black can enhance bright colours, but on the whole I prefer to put a more muted background colour in, specially as I like to play around with frames too!! You have an excellent eye for finding colourful images if those are "au nature". Well done.

RandomWorship

I can take no credit for the colours, Mandy. My "thing" is that I don't muck about with the image - I kaleido "au naturel". LOL So whatever colours you see, are what were in the original image. This puzzle was the ninth puzzle I made and posted - and I think I've got a lot better at it since then. Back then, I didn't know how to remove the black that KrazyDad puts on the kaleidos by default. So getting a lot of colour was really important to me. But once I found out how to replace the black, I was able to move into pastels and other colour ranges. Which has been fun. Oddly, back in those days, people would say how much they liked the black background, and I got pretty good solve rates. But these days if I post a puzzle with a black background, it performs poorly by comparison. The Jigidi solvers can be a fickle lot! LOL

monza006

Wow - how do you get those colours so bright!!! Its dazzling!!

RandomWorship

HA! I DID kaleido a kohlrabi (try saying that ten times fast!), way back in my early days of making kaleido puzzles:

http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=M15WGXXD

It's the top left.

monza006

Well, there's your next 3D project - I just checked and it looks great!!! LOL

RandomWorship

I've never cooked with kohlrabi either, Mandy. But it looks amazing!! Here's a pic:
http://www.reneesgarden.com/images/seedphotos/veg/kohlrabi(2).jpg

And I love beetroot too. 'Specially roasted! YUM!!

monza006

Kirsten your cooking style sounds wonderful... although I am not at all familiar with kohlrabi - I do however, adore beetroot!!

RandomWorship

I adore asparagus too, Mandy. Because it comes out in our spring heading into summer, I like to steam it and then dress it with white balsamic and lemon infused olive oil and season it with salt and pepper. For a lime green overload, I often add steamed and double peeled broad beans too! YUM!!!!

And this purple reminds me of kohlrabi! A vegetable I'm not very familiar with, but love the colour of.

monza006

Thanks bookish, it's always good to hear from a satisfied "customer"!!

A woman after my own heart, Kirsten? I love asparagus, although my daughter spend several weeks picking it this summer and it was backbreaking work... I now understand why it tends to be a bit pricey!!! Take your pick on the purple veg... red cabbage... aubergine... parsnips cooked in red wine...!! LOL

RandomWorship

Me please! And whatever that purple vegetable is too! Yummy. Thanks Mandy. :)))

bookish

This was fun. Thanks. (1:55)

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