Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Okra!

This afternoon I'm picking okra and starting to dry some of it in the oven....
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Isn't the red pretty? It doesn't stay this color when pickled, though, as we had hoped...
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Of course, the color okra is when growing in the garden doesn't matter to these fellows...they're all painted and decked out with polymer clay! This group of "O'Kringles" is from last year, But I will have them in my Etsy shop again this fall...
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Hope everyone is having a good week so far!

30 comments:

Barbara F. said...

No way that this these cute Santa's are made from dried okra pods! Wow, a "recipe" for okra that I like (it is my least favorite veggie). I never knew you had an Etsy, I have to check it out. xo

Barbara F. said...

Is there a link I didn't see here for the Etsy? Realized I made a typo in my comment, too. Oh well, keepin' it real! xo

Susie said...

Okra...now there's a hard veggie to eat.LOL I've had it breaded and deep fried..if I was to ever eat it, that's the way. But boil it and be totally grossed out. But it does look pretty just being picked. Are you saying the santa's are made from the okra being dried..if so that's they way they should be served.Smiles, Susie

Gretchen said...

I don't eat Okra but I do collect Santa's and I've got to get me some of the cute ones you make.

Nellie said...

Our very favorite way to enjoy okra is "fried!" The Santas are very appealing!

xo Nellie

Kerin said...

Anne...
you amaze me! I've never seen anything like those Santa's !
I am certainly going to have to order one of those!!
Let us know when you have them ready!

{{hugs}}
Kerin

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love okra but it doesn't love me! YUM though!

These Santa's are too cute!!!

Happy Tuesday!
LuLu~*xoxo

Queenie Believe said...

Teh O'Kringles are sooooo cute and full of personality!! I've seen green okra but did not know it came in red, cool!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Pom Pom said...

Hi sweet Anne! Oh, your Kringles are darling!

Dee said...

I do not like Okra..ugh but your "O'Kringles" are wonderful.

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Your creativity here is amazing. I would of never dreamed something so nasty could have a good use :)

NanaDiana said...

Seriously? Those are from okra pods? How fun and funny is that!!! I love them. I did not know you could dry okra! xo Diana

Jayne said...

I never would have thought of making santas our of okra! How cute!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I just saw okra tonight at a little market and didn't buy any and I should have. But I love your Santa's (more than okra!) and will have to check out your Etsy shop this fall!!

Debra said...

Amazing!

missy said...

Ewwwwww..Okra..good for O'Kringles though..very cute...

Debbie Nolan said...

Anne - I love okra and I too didn't know you have an etsy shop. Will be visiting it for sure. Love the santas - didn't know okra came in red...like beans that are purple but turn green when you cook them. Really look pretty in the garden. Xo Pixie

Mary Ann said...

Your Santas are very cute:) I don't know if I'm a fan of okra or not. I've only had it in a type of soup and I wasn't quite sure what I thought of the texture.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Seriously these started as okra? The santas are so darn cute, but it would be hard for me to give up eating them to make santas. Very creative of you! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Johanna said...

Hi Anne,
the ocra looks naturally wonderful. I am not so fon on ocra veggie, but we have them here very seldom to buy. But your Santas are wonderful. They are a very cute idea and masterly made.
Best greetings, Johanna

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Goodness!!
Those are just so cute!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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Irene said...

Love your okra Santas. Aren't you clever!.

Angela said...

The cutest Santa's ever.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

OMG, these are just stunning! I never knew you were so talented! Just amazing!

Lisa J. Ammerman said...

These Santas are wonderful!! I can't wait to find them in your etsy shop! I love and collect Santas! Very nice!
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Kasia Wolak said...

i love what you did with the okra!!! Your Santas are fantastic!!!! LOVE the colours

Hugs,

Judy Bigg said...

Wow, who would think okra could turn into such Santa's as these. They are fantastic, I was looking for a link to your shop too but can't find it. Beautiful work.

Cameron said...

That is just amazing to me that okra pods are inside those Kringles!
What an ingenius idea, Anne!

Brandi said...

Hi Anne! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your sweet comment. I love what you did with the dried okra pods. Those Santas are really cute.