Saturday Snippets…27th August 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “slow”

Welcome to Saturday Snippets this is one of my favourite posts of the week I learn much from my research and your comments so please keep them coming…my muse is a funny thing sometimes a word is given to me in advance and other times my muse leaves it until the day before…my muse also gives me some strange ones where I have to think and have a delve in my archives(thoughts)…lol…my first thought here WERE…The Foxtrot which I love to watch someone else dance…a complex dance that is beautiful to watch…

Therefore, a dance basic figure in a slow, slow, quick, quick rhythm takes one and a half measures, while a dance figure in a slow, quick, quick rhythm takes one measure. Foxtrot is extremely versatile and can be danced to a variety of musical styles and tempi. Foxtrot music has a tempo of 29 to 34 measures per minute…

In cooking and baking, many dishes take time and need to be cooked low and  “slow”…take time in both preparation and cooking…dishes like “Beef Rendang”  a lovely home-baked loaf of bread…homemade croissants…home cured ham or bacon...cheeses…balsamic vinegar…the list is endless of dishes that take time to prepare and cook or mature…

How about “Century Eggs’...Do they really take that long to mature..that is slow if they do…but no they don’t…its an illusion of slow…They are made by putting the egg in a mix of clay, salt, quicklime, and ash. A century egg is not really 100 years old. People call it a century egg because it looks different and takes months to make…quite slow for an egg to be ready… Century eggs can be made from quail or chicken eggs…they are also popular in Asia…not something I have been tempted to try…

They are preserved eggs and preserved foods to time and are slow to ferment…the century egg is known by many names in and around Asia all giving the impression of age…for example preserved eggs, hundred-year eggs, thousand-year eggs, thousand-year-old eggs, century-old eggs, millennium eggs, leather eggs, skin eggs, black eggs or just old eggs…Here not only are they identified by the black shell but also by the pretty pink shell…

Two vegetables that take the longest to grow from seed are asparagus and artichokes. Asparagus can take up to 6 years to grow from seed but will grow faster if planted from the crowns or starts. Artichokes can take over 2 years to grow from seed.

According to Guinness World Records, The dwarf seahorse is the slowest-moving fish, with a top speed of about 5 feet (1.5 m) per hour. The dwarf seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae) is a species of seahorse found in the subtidal aquatic beds of the Bahamas and parts of the United States. It is threatened by habitat loss…

Slow Loris…

When I see images of these primates they look so cute however their bite is not...They may look harmless, but a slow loris can pack a gnarly bite laced with venom powerful enough to rot flesh…they are the only venomous primates. They have become an internet sensation thanks to videos of them raising their arms to be ‘tickled’. However, a slow loris with its arms raised is actually taking a defensive posture…be warned,,,

In the world of plants, there are many plants which take years to grow and mature before they produce fruit or flowers the Puya raimondii, also known as the Queen of the Andes, Quechua) or puya de Raimondi (Spanish), is the largest species of bromeliad,…Bromeliads are relatively slow-growing plants that take one to three years to mature into flowering plants…However, as recognised by the Guinness book of records Puya Raimondii take 80-150 years to produce its first flowers….. the world’s slowest flowering plant.

Thank you for joining me today I hope you found “slow” interesting…it certainly made me think…lol…as always I look forward to your comments and what was your first thought on “slow” see you tomorrow for my weekly roundup of posts have a great Saturday x

28 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…27th August 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “slow”

  1. Jim Borden

    I never knew asparagus could take so long to grow! and that poor seahorse – seems like he would be easy prey for just about any other fish. some great music selections…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      No I don’t think so either, Sally we need time to just chill..I ‘ve just got back from my second walk today my average steps are now 8k a day which I am happy with xxxNow I’m chillin’ before I get Alans dinner x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      From seed yes it does, Pete but I am guessing most growers don’t grow from seed but have established asparagus beds as for Tesco I’m guessing it’s the rising prices fiasco and smaller portions ..even though I’m guessing their profits are not decreasing like their portion sizes in the stores…That is the cynical in me coming out…xx

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  4. Jennie

    This was terrific, Carol. One of my favorite ‘slow’ quotes relates to hitting a golf ball- “slow makes it go.” Musically, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess makes me think of slow.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Ahhhh yes “summertime” I can relate to that to…not being a golfer or married to one I hadn’t heard of that one…I love how just a word conjours up meanings, food or music to us all…I hope you have a lovely weekend Jennie 🙂 x

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  5. Clive

    Another interesting collection, Carol. My first thought on seeing your theme was a combination of Pointer Sisters and Clapton, but I enjoyed your musical choices. Much to my surprise, the one I liked best was the One Direction guy! 😊x

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      1. Clive

        I learn a little every day! I meant the Pointer Sisters’ song Slowhand, and Clapton’s nickname – also the title of one of his albums 😊 xx

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        As do I, Clive I didn’t know that was Clapton’s nickname I thought it was just his guitar…but I suppose it makes sense…its good to learn something new xx

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