Vegan Chocolate Recipes

Well Vegan’s it’s your turn. I wondered after doing recipes for chocolate is there such a thing as Vegan Chocolate? I’m happy to say there is. Also, if you haven’t read my other cooking posts I did previously, you can read them by going to A Simple Cooking Life HackChristmas Cooking Hacks And Helpful Cooking Hacks……, and 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂Simple Chocolate  Recipes……🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂. I hope you not on go to these posts but read and comment on this one too. Now let’s move on to those delicious-looking Vegan Chocolate Recipes.

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    Prep Time:      Cook Time:        Total Time:

20 minutes                   3 minutes                            23 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cocoa butter (finely chopped, packed)
  • 5 tablespoons agave nectar (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder  (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • to taste pinch sea salt (optional/plus more)
  • add cacao nibs (optional/for topping)

Instructions:

  1. Arrange 14 (amount as original recipe is written//adjust if altering batch size)mini cupcake liners on a small baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Add 2 inches of water to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Then set a glass or ceramic bowl on top, making sure it’s not touching the water (this creates a “double boiler”).
  3. To the mixing bowl, add finely chopped cocoa butter and let melt-2-3 minutes.
  4. Once melted, add the maple syrup or agave nectar and use a whisk or wooden spoon to mix until fluid and thoroughly combined. Remove bowl and set on a flat surface. Also, turn off stove – top heat and set saucepan aside.
  5. Add cacao or cocoa powder, vanilla (optional), and sea salt (optional), and whisk to combine until there are no clumps.
  6. Taste and adjust flavor as needed. (amounts as original recipe is written//adjust if altering batch size), but it’s completely up to how sweet you prefer your chocolate.
  7. Carefully pour chocolate into 12 – 14 mini cupcake liners* (or 7 large cupcake liners//amount as original recipe is written//adjust if altering batch) and top with more sea salt or cacao nibs (optional).
  8. Transfer chocolate to the freezer or refrigerator to set – about 10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy straight from the freezer, refrigerator, or at room temperature. Store leftovers in a well – sealed container in the refrigerator for 1 week, or in the freezer up to 1 month.

Notes:

*You can sub up to 2 Tbsp (amount as original recipe is written//adjust if altering batch size) of the cocoa butter with coconut oil in the recipe. However, cocoa butter is superior! Coconut oil tends to separate, get a little oily, and melts easily when touched. 

*Between both raw cacao and cocoa powder the raw cacao tastes a bit more bitter, while the cocoa was a little less stark and had a more familiar taste on the palette. Cacao wins in health benefits, but cocoa powder wins in taste.

* To keep this chocolate raw, use cacao powder and (water bath).

*If you don’t have mini cupcake liners, lay parchment paper down on a baking sheet and spread the chocolate into an even layer. Once set, break into bark, or cut into bars.

*If you’re afraid to try cocoa butter, don’t be! It’s so versatile. Definitely worth it if you’re a chocolate fan!

Nutrition Information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 13):

Calories:   Fat:       Saturated Fat:  Sodium:   Carbohydrates:   Fiber:  Sugar:  Protein:

162              16.5 g    9.9 g                     12 mg        5.4 g                         1.8 g    2.5 g      1.1 g 

Recipe Link:

Easy Vegan Chocolate 

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VEGAN CHOCOLATE TURTLES

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. non-dairy chocolate chips, divided in half.
  • 1/2 c. pecans
  • 1 recipe for raw caramel sauce (see below).

For Raw Date Caramel:

  • 4 Medjool dates, soaked in water for 1 hour and drained.
  • 1 Tbsp. water.
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup.
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, solid.
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract.

Instructions:

  1. In a high-speed blender, whip up all the ingredients for the raw caramel sauce until completely smooth. Allow to chill in the refrigerator to cool down. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  3. Melt 1/2 c. of the non-dairy chocolate chips. Place in a Ziploc bag with a slit cut out of the corner and drip 1 tsp. of chocolate onto the parchment paper, making circles. You may want to use the back of a spoon to flatten down a little bit.
  4. For each chocolate circle, place 6 pecan slices on top of the chocolate in the position for the head, legs and tail. Fill in the remainder of the chocolate with smaller pecan pieces. Place the baking in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove the sheet and pour the raw caramel sauce into a Ziploc baggie to pipe on top, about 1 tsp. worth. Freeze again while you melt the remainder 1/2 c. of chocolate.
  6. Pipe the remaining chocolate on top of the caramel. Smooth out with the back of a spoon to ensure it is evenly spread. PLEASE READ: Do this one at a time because the warm chocolate hitting the items that have been in the freezer will cause the chocolate to quickly harden. If you wait too long, your chocolate will be unworkable.
  7. Allow the turtles to fully set (either back in the freezer or if you keep them on the counter, they will harden as well).

Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 Turtle

Calories: 133

Sugar: 13.5 g

Sodium: 13 mg

Fat: 7.5 g

Carbohydrates: 15.7 g

Fiber: 1.4 g

Protein: 1.7 g

Recipe Link:

Vegan Chocolate Turtles

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CARAMEL CHOCOLATE VEGAN POPCORN

Ingredients:

For the Popcorn:

  • 75 g | 1/3 cup popcorn kernels.

For the caramel:

  • 100 g | 1/2 cup coconut sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons water.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons tahini.
  • 1/4 heaping teaspoon salt.

For the chocolate drizzle:

  • 90 g | 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips.

Instructions:

  1. Warm a large heavy bottomed pan with a lid, over medium heat until hot. Pour in the popcorn kernels and put the lid on tightly. Move them around frequently by gently moving the pan. They will start popping after about 30 seconds.
  2. Keep watching/listening until the popping stops then remove from the heat but keep the lid on in case a rogue kernel decides to surprise you!
  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 
  4. Add the coconut sugar and water to a small saucepan and warm  over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and it is just starting the bubble.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the coconut oil, tahini and salt. Stir really well until it is smooth. It is normal to see some pale flecks throughout. If lumps persist or it doesn’t combine well put the pan over a low heat and continue stirring. It will come together.
  6. Remove the lid from the popcorn kernels and pour over the caramel. Be careful as it will be very hot. Stir until evenly coated evenly.
  7. Pour onto a baking tray lined with either Silpat or baking parchment and spread out into a single layer. Put in the oven and bake for around 15 minutes until crunchy and golden.
  8. Melt the chocolate chips over simmering water, or gently in a microwave, then drizzle over the popcorn with a spoon.
  9. Place the tray in the fridge to  allow the chocolate to set. If you are in a hurry you can put it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Once the chocolate is set break into pieces and store in an airtight container where it will keep well for a few days.

Notes:

Feel free to omit the chocolate if you prefer to just have caramel flavor.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 1/2 cup serving |Calories: 124 k cal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 1.4 g| Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3.4 g |Sodium: 53 mg |Fiber: 1.5 g |Sugar: 2112 g |Calcium: 51% |Iron: 4%

Recipe Link:

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

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Blessing Train

Daisy Mae and I have joined the Blessing Train on Deziz World  . I hope you hop on over for a visit and get a car to add to the Blessing Train. Angel Tigger when she found out about the Blessing Train she insisted  being on the Blessing Train. So I couldn’t say no. Angel Tigger is on the left and Queen Daisy Mae is on the right. You’ll see some of their blessings in the think cloud.Our car is below.

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Friendly Fill – Ins

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

DAISY MAE’S ANSWERS

1.) One can never find out if you’ll lose one of your nine lives if a cat doesn’t explore and get stuck a few times. Thankfully I’ve been rescued every time.

2.) Given the choice of Wet oily food or Dry food, I would pick Dry food paws down.

3.) Curling up in a ball without the lights on makes me feel safe because nobody can see me because of my fur color.

4.) I never go a day without sleeping because I not only guard the whole house but also guard Queen Mom, Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal and King Dad. That’s a tough job.

CRYSTAL’S ANSWERS

1.) One can never reach their dream if they don’t fail a few times trying to reach it.

2.) Given the choice of Cats or Snakes, I would pick Cats hands down without hesitation.

3.) Reading the Bible makes me feel like a weight has just been lifted off my shoulders and it will be taken care of.

4.) I never go a day without praying because praying helps me in so many ways.

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DAISY MAE’S CAT QUOTES

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

Hi everyone, Daisy Mae here with another edition of my famous Cat Quotes. OK, so the quotes are from a mini calendar that Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystals sister got her for her birthday/Christmas. Well I’m not going to keep you any longer from my famous cat quotes so without further adieu here they are. 

Cats only assume their strangest, most intriguing, and most beautiful postures when it is impossible to photograph them.

—-J.R. Coulson—-

Cats are cool. They have style, personality, sophistication, and just the right amount of confidence.

—-Michael Bolton—-

Since each of us is with only one life, why not live it with a cat?   

—-Robert Stearns—-

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.

                                                                                                                                                          —-Anonymous—-

I rarely meddled in the cat’s personal affairs, and she rarely meddled in mine. Neither of us was foolish enough to attribute human emotions to our pets.

—-Kinky Friedman—-

The cat:  an animal that’s so unpredictable, you can never tell in advance how it will ignore you the next time.

—-Evan Esar—-

It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see.

—-Eleanor Farjeon—-

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Turkey & Deer Fun

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Friendly Fill – ins

Friendly Fill – Ins this week by both Daisy Mae And I. The questions will be answered by Daisy Mae first then I will answer the questions so you will see 2 sets of questions. Daisy Mae’s questions first then mine. Our answers are in italics.

DAISY MAE’S ANSWERS

1.) Shelters that kill animals after a certain amount of time or if you’re a senior animal  is an awful thing to do because animals should be given several chances until they’re fortunate enough to find their furever home.

2.) I always read Interesting sections of the newspaper. (Ha I don’t read the newspaper at all and there are no interesting sections except the funnies.

3.) Black cats are special, my friend and I’m their friend. Black cats get a bad rap especially around this time of the year.

4.) Steak bites and my treats I get at bedtime is my favorite treats.

CRYSTAL’S ANSWERS

1.) The original “IT” movie is an awful movie to watch anytime.

2.) I always read NO sections of the newspaper. The newspaper is to depressing to read. I only read the funnies.

3.) Black cats are special cats just like other cats.

4.) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups warm or cold is my favorite treat.

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A Daisy Mae HALLOWEEN Friendly Fill – Ins

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Hey Everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN a little early. Guess what? I’m taking over Friendly Fill – Ins this week. I was just on Four – Legged Furballs Blog and 15 AND MEOWING.com Blog and read their answers and their quite good. I’m going to give it a shot and hope you like my answers. My answers will be in orange italics and the question in black.

1.) For Halloween, I want to be a human that loves cats and other animals.

2.) Having my own throne and getting to lay on it when I want makes me feel like royalty.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.

3.) On a dark and stormy night, I like to lay on the landing or steps behind Dad’s recliner because I feel safe there.

4.) If I had a witch’s cauldron, I would stir up a potion for getting rid of my itchies and bities permanently and I would get every animal and furfriend a good permanent home all at the same time.

 

 

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CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)  are joining 15 AND Meowing.com and Four – Legged Furballs  for Friendly Fill – Ins.

 

Update: What Are These Big Birds doing here?

In my original post Wordless Wednesday: What Are These Big Birds Doing Here? I asked if anyone had a better caption for the above picture to let me know. I got some comments but in those comments some of you told me you tried to come up with a caption but couldn’t. I appreciate those people tried. However, sadly only 2 of you sent me captions. They were great captions in fact. So much so I can’t decide a winner. So what am I going to do? I’m going to leave it up to my wonderful readers. Below is a poll with three captions. What I want you to do is vote for your favorite caption. I won’t be hurt or upset if my caption isn’t chosen. So choose your favorite caption.

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FRIENDLY FILL – INS

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GOOD DAY EVERYONE, Daisy Mae and I will split the questions for Friendly Fill – Ins. Daisy Mae will take questions 1 and 2 and I will take questions 3 and 4.

  1. I have been scratching and rubbing for months now with no relief in sight. Not for lacking of my human’s trying though.😿😿😿😿
  2. Big Bear makes me happy because it means it’s bedtime again for me. Oh I love Big Bear.
  3. I’m surprised that my leg, ankle, foot and toes haven’t healed completely yet.
  4. To make a long story short, well I’m sorry but that’s impossible for me. LOL. I’m very verbose(wordy). You see, I was born that way. LOL.

 

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A Non-Cat Selfie Sunday

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My First Song

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THIS PICTURE IS TAKEN AT OUR CAMP IN 2017.

The other day I was thinking and for some reason I got the motivation to write my first song. I thought how hard could it be—right? Harder than I imagined. Then the thought hit me if you can write a poem first then all you have to do is add some minor changes. I mean I already write poetry sometimes but it was coming up with the words for the poem and the song that was the hardest.

How do the singer/songwriters do it. Must be really talented. The other day on CMT(Country Music Television) they were interviewing Toby Keith about one of his songs. The song they were talking about was “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”. This song was written in about 20 minutes. If you want to see the story behind this song you do that by going clicking HERE . The funny part well at least I thought it was funny was they said the song was written in the bathroom.  

On to my song. My song took longer than 20 minutes that’s for sure. It probably took around 3 or 4 days. I will put the poem first then the song. Then you can compare the differences in the poem and the song. I hope you like it. Also, I want you to tell me what you think of my song and poem.  ENJOY!!😺😺😺😺😺😺😺

Poem And Song By: Crystal Stewart

Written in: September 2018

A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ANIMAL SERENADE POEM

When the leaves are turning color and falling from the trees, they make a beautiful multicolored carpet over the hard trodden ground. They make the perfect backdrop and stage for all of the country animals to perform their Beautiful Country Animal Serenade for all to enjoy.

When you live out in the country and near the woods, you never know what kind of animals you will see and hear. In fact, most people when they hear an animal in the country they think of them as noisy when in reality they are just practicing to play and sing a beautiful country animal serenade.

So when the country animals come together with their instruments and talents and the Bald Eagle sits atop of a tree, it is then you know the Bald Eagle and the country animals are getting ready to sing and play a beautiful country animal Serenade.

A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ANIMAL SERENADE SONG

Spoken Part: When the leaves are turning color and falling from the trees, they make a beautiful multicolored carpet over the hard trodden ground. They make the perfect backdrop and stage for all the country animals to perform their Beautiful Country Animal Serenade for all to enjoy.

Verse 1: When you live out in the cou-n-try and near the woods, you  ne-v-er know what kind of an-i-mals you will see or hear. In fact, most peo-ple when they hear an ani-mal in the cou-n-try they think of them as no-isy when in rea-lity they are just prac-ti-cing to play a beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade.

Chorus: A beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade, a beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade, a beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade is what makes liv-ing in the cou-n-try so ea-sy to  do, a beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade.

Verse 2: So when the cou-n-try an-i-mals come to-geth-er with their in-stru-ments and tal-e-nts and the Bald Eagle sits a-top  of a tree, it is then you know that the Bald Eagle and the cou-n-try an-i-mals are get-t-ing rea-dy to sing and play a beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade.

Chorus: A beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade, a beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade, a beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade is what makes liv-ing in the cou-n-try so ea-sy to do, a beau-ti-ful cou-n-try an-i-mal ser-e-nade.

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Queen Daisy Mae And Queen Crystal Does Friendly Fill – Ins

Guess what everyone? Queen Daisy Mae and Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal are going to do Friendly Fill – Ins together. This is how we are going to do it. Queen Daisy Mae will answer her questions and her answers will be in purple italics and I will also give you my answers. My answers will be in red italics. Hope you enjoy our answers.

QUEEN DAISY MAE

  1. QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

    The last time I saw my birth mom was 12 years ago and 9 days.

  2. Living with another cat isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
  3. Getting stuck when exploring is a blessing in disguise.
  4. My favorite word is sleep.

Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal

  1. The last time I talked to God was today.
  2. Getting bullied isn’t always easy and walking away is even harder.
  3. Failure is a blessing in disguise.
  4. My favorite word is compassion.

Get Out Of Here You Turkeys

August Fun Holidays

I don’t know why I thought I had to know what fun Holiday was on August 20th but I did and my research found a whole list of fun Holidays for today and through the month. I’m sure there are more but below is a list of what Holidays I found.

FUN AUGUST 20TH HOLIDAYS

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    Cupcake Day

  2. National Bacon Day
  3. National Radio Day
  4. Virtual World Day
  5. Stay Home With Your Kids Day
  6. National Lemonade Day
  7. World Mosquito Day
  8. Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

MULTI-DAY EVENTS FOR AUGUST

  1. Admit Your Happy Month
  2. American Artist Appreciation Month
  3. Black Business Month
  4. Cataract Awareness Month
  5. Children’s Eye Health Month
  6. Fall Of Empires Month
  7. Family Fun Month
  8. Home Business Month
  9. Learn Japanese Month
  10. National Breastfeeding Month
  11. National Canning Month
  12. National Catfish Month
  13. National Children’s Vision & Learning Month
  14. National Eat Dessert First Month
  15. National Eye Exam Month
  16. National Golf Month
  17. National Immunization Month
  18. National Inventors Month
  19. National Napping Month
  20. National Parks Month
  21. National Publish Your eBook Month
  22. National Sandwich Month
  23. National Wellness Month
  24. Professional Speakers Month
  25. Psoriasis Awareness Month
  26. Romance Awareness Month
  27. Water Quality Month
  28. God’s Preeminence Day

AUGUST 22 & 28

  1. August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  2. August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

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**Please Note** There are other days but I Only listed a few.

Information gotten at: https://www.checkiday.com

 

 

 

My Vacation Pictures

A little over a week ago I went on vacation with my family to Treasure Lake up at Dubois, PA. I had so much fun I didn’t want to leave. Below are some of my vacation pictures. ENJOY!!

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POOL AT CAYMAN LANDING UP AT TREASURE LAKE IN DUBOIS. CAYMAN LANDING IS A CAMPGROUND THAT’S NOW UNDER KOA.
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PICTURE TAKEN AT MARINA AT TREASURE LAKE, DUBOIS. TAKEN OFF OF WALKWAY.
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PICTURE TAKEN FROM DECK OF MARINA.
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PICTURE TAKEN OFF OF DECK OF MARINA. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
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PICTURE TAKEN FROM DECK OF MARINA. PICTURE IS OF THE LAKE AND WHERE THE BOATS GETS THEIR GASOLINE.
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PICTURE OF SOME OF THE BOATS. TAKEN FROM THE MARINA DECK.
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FOUNTAIN AS YOU COME IN THE GATE.
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PICTURE TAKEN OF FOUNTAIN. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
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FOUNTAIN AT FRONT GATE. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
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TREASURE LAKE SIGN AT FRONT GATE AS YOU COME IN.
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CHECK IN/CHECKOUT PLACE. TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM.
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CHECK IN/CHECK OUT PLACE. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Encouragement & Friendship Flowers

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WHITE GALAX FLOWER.

INTRODUCTION:

While I was thinking about what to do for Sparks I had a thought and that thought was why don’t you do something with the meaning of encouragement. Of course I tried and tried to come up with something else but all I could think of was wanting Spring to get here and the sunshine and the pretty flowers to stay for a while.  Then I said to myself, flowers that’s it I’ll do it on flowers. So I looked up on the internet to see what flowers are associated with encouragement and friendship and this is what I found. I have included their meanings as well.

ENCOURAGEMENT AND FRIENDSHIP FLOWERS AND THEIR MEANINGS:

  1. Acacia, Rose or White – Platonic love/friendship, Elegance.
  2. Adam’s Needle (Yucca) – Best Friends.
  3. Arborvitae – True and unchanging friendship.
  4. Black – eyed Susan – Encouragement, Motivation, Justice.
  5. Carnation (general) – Fascination, Friendship, Vanity, Worker’s flower, Symbolic for teaching us to find love that is between souls and not purely physical attraction, In the 17th century troops sported carnations as a sign of their bravery, Chosen as the symbol for Mother’s Day in 1907, January birth flower, Used for 1st Wedding Anniversaries.
  6. Daisy, Gerbera – Friendship, Sadness, Needing Protection.
  7. Galax – Friendship, Encouragement.
  8. Gerbera – Gentleness, Friendship, Loyal love, Purity, Strength, You are the sunshine of my life.
  9. Ivy – Affection, Dependence, Fidelity, Friendship, Wedded love.
  10. Periwinkle, Blue  – Early Friendship.
  11. Phlox, Pink – Hope of new friendship.
  12. Rose, Yellow – Friendship or platonic love, Infidelity, Jealousy, Highest mark of distinction, Forgive and Forget.

 

Due to the fact of so many, furfriends, loved ones passing lately I made up a brief flower list for that to in honor of them.

 

FLOWERS OF SADNESS AND THEIR MEANINGS:

  1. Aloe – Sorrow, Grief, Integrity, Bitterness, Wisdom.
  2. Balm, Bee (Monarda or Bergamot) – Compassion, Empathy, Your “wiles” are irresistible.
  3. Canna Lily (or Flowering Reed) – Confide in Heaven.
  4. Clover, White – Think of Me.
  5. Columbine – Resolved to win, Deserted love, Folly, During the Gothic era the columbine gained a reputation of having powers to ward off evil.
  6. Dahlia, Variegated – I think of you constantly!
  7. *Dead Leaves – Sadness (*this is not a flower).
  8. Everlasting – Constancy, never-ending  memory.
  9. Forget – me – not – Memories, Humility, True love, Exactly as it says, mythology describes this as the flower picked by a knight for his sweetheart before going into battle, One legend has it that God himself called it that because the plant was unable to remember the name it had been given when the world was created, Longing for loyalty.
  10. Hyacinth, Purple – I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow.
  11. Immortal Flowers ( Xeranthemum) – Unfading remembrance.
  12. Lady’s Seal – Be my support.
  13. Pansy – Holy Trinity, loyalty, Strengthens the power of the memory, Loving thoughts or “You occupy my thoughts”, Merriment, Thoughtful reflection, German word translating as “little stepmother”, Used for 1st Wedding Anniversaries.
  14. Periwinkle (general) – Sweet remembrance.
  15. Primrose – I cannot live without you, Young love, Early youth (childhood), Thoughtlessness, Frivolity, February birth flower.
  16. Queen Anne’s Lace – Fantasy, Haven, Self reliance, Sanctuary.
  17. Rose, Black – Deeper feeling of romance, Sense of mystery, Death.
  18. Rose, Dark Crimson – Mourning.
  19. Rose, Tea – I’ll remember always.
  20. Rosemary – Remembrance, Your presence revives me!, Glad you’re here!, Invigorating, Healing balm, Memory strengthener, Devotion, Wisdom, Good luck in the new year.
  21. Strawflower – Neverending remembrance.
  22. Sweet Pea – Meet Me!, Blissful pleasure, Tender memory, Departure, Goodbye, Thank you for a lovely time, These flowers are long-lasting after being clipped, April birth flower, Used for 30th Wedding Anniversaries.
  23. Sweet William – Childhood, Memory, Gallantry, Finesse, Scorn, Grant me one smile.
  24. Thrift (Cliff Roses) – Sympathy.
  25. Verbena – Faithfulness, Pray for me, Sensibility.
  26. Violet Purple – You occupy my thoughts, Blue love.
  27. Weeping Willow – Mourning.
  28. Yarrow – Cure for heartache, Good Health, Heals wounds, Dispels melancholy, Sorrow.
  29. Yew – Sadness.
  30. Zinnia (general)- Thoughts of absent friends either alive or passed on.
  31. Zinnia (mixed) – In memory of dear friend.
  32. Zinnia (Yellow) – Daily remembrance.
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THRIFT (CLIFF ROSE)

My information and some of my pictures are from Flower Meanings, A – Z Flower Dictionary and Flower Pictures Flower Meanings Chart and Guide to Unique Gift Giving , Images of The Galax Flower and the Graphic Credit for the Purple Hyacinth goes to http://fineartamerica.com.