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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Reflections

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
-- Rumi

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Soloist Auditions for the Rainbow Chorale's Cabaret

Coming up on January 31 and February 7, the Rainbow Chorale will be hosting open auditions for potential soloists who'd like to perform with them during their Cabaret performance.

AUDITION DATES: Jan 31/Feb 7 6:00 pm Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington.

CABARET PERFORMANCE: Saturday March 12 at the Arden Gild Hall in Arden, DE.

THEME: A Night at the Glammys


But the greatest question going around is "What are the Glammys?!"

The Glammys are simply a celebration of everything amazing. They are a celebration of the beautiful fashions we wear, the delicious foods we eat, and the way you feel for a special event. So now what? Now... Now that we know what the Glammys are its time to pick out a song to represent the high life.

Hey Soloists....
Some songs for thought:
(see if you can notice a pattern)


"A Fine Life" -- Oliver!
"Glamorous" -- Fergie
"How Lovely to be a Woman" -- Bye Bye Birdie
"Steppin' Out with my Baby" -- Tony Bennett
"Put on your Sunday Clothes" -- Hello, Dolly
"Louboutins" -- Jennifer Lopez
"Vogue" -- Madonna
"Too Sexy" -- Right Said Fred
"Glitter and be Gay" -- Candide
"Fabulous" -- High School Musical
"Supermodel" -RuPaul
"Paparazzi" -- Lady Gaga
"Wig in a Box" -- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
"I have Confidence in Me" -The Sound of Music
"Girls just Want to have Fun" -- Cyndi Lauper
"Man, I feel like a Woman" -- Shania Twain


Hopefully some of these songs inspire you to come out and sing for Chorale.

Saturdays at Home



Knitting can be a tremendous way to take your mind off the stresses of the world.

With winter still knocking on our doors, its out responsibility to stay warm and a hand-made scarf can bring you both warmth and pride.

Friday, January 28, 2011

About Gay Marriage

soyoureengayged.com


To all the couples out there, this is a really beautiful site with a ton of great resources. I'll let the blog describe itself. Click the link above to find it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Techno Thursday

TheKitchn.com

If you're staying in today, here's a blog for all your culinary considerations.

They've got everything, including the kitchn sink: Food, Kitchen designs, your newest gadgets.. and more.

Click the link above to enjoy your potential in the Kitchn.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Funny Monday

Maya Angelou reads a compelling passage.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

High School Senior "Comes Out" in Assembly

This girl is amazing, her speech and story are extraordinary!

Sunday Reflections

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self and become something of value is the best and safest course. -- Michelangelo

What is "Gaydar?"

The following article lays out a beautiful description of "gaydar," a belief that homosexual people can be identified by various characteristics. However, this article takes it many steps further and looks at brain chemistry, genetics, and anatomical features.

"The Science of Gaydar"

CAMP Rehoboth Chorus

CAMP Chorus to Celebrate 1940s Music
(The following is the info from their Facebook event)

Strike Up the Band!
January 23 at RB Theatre of the Arts - With the demise of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the nation's passion for nostalgia, this seems the perfect season to celebrate the awesome music of the 1940s and the World War II era.

...From the Andrews Sisters to Irving Berlin, USO shows to Glenn Miller, 1940s and World War II era music makes up some of the most stirring and gorgeous melodies in American song.

That music, and the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus' signature campiness, big choral sound, and dramatic narration will all come together Sunday, January 23 for two performances only of the concert Strike Up the Band at the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts on Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth.

After last winter's sell-out show (during a snow storm!) the group has planned two shows on Jan. 23, a matinee at 3 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are now on sale at CAMP Rehoboth, 302-227-5620.

The show, under the artistic direction of Fay Jacobs, and musical direction of Bill McManus, will be a salute to that marvelous 40s music, including a special tribute to ALL who have served now that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is off to history's hall of shame.

From the familiar to the patriotic, sentimental to inspirational, plus some campy fun thrown in, the concert will be a crowd-pleaser. From "In the Mood" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" to "The White Cliffs of Dover," not to mention "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning," the music will rock and the audience will be moved.

Since its inception in the fall of 2009, the chorus has grown from 22 members to verging on 40. The four-part singing group is open to anyone in the area who likes to sing. While it is a program of CAMP Rehoboth, the chorus boasts a wonderful diversity, with singers both gay and straight, young-at-heart and younger. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.

In addition to CAMP's backing, Go Fish Seafood Restaurant, owned by the generous Alison Blythe, is once again the presenting sponsor. Go Fish has made it possible for the chorus to create more costumes, purchase more music, and thrive.

Choral Director Bill McManus is the music man for the Chorus. As a graduate of the Hartt College of Music at the University of Hartford and a professional teacher and soloist, Bill brings his expertise to the fledgling group. He will be performing a solo again this year, along with the return of the Chorus' favorite opening trio. In addition, there will be more specialty numbers and fun!

Accompanist David Zipse, a veteran performer around the state and in Atlantic City brings a huge following and musical talent to the chorus as well. His keyboard magic plays a big role in the success of the group.

So call 302-227-5620 for your tickets. The Chorus will put you "In the Mood" and you might even catch a glimpse of Rosie the Riveter.

For more information call CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620, or check out www.camprehoboth.com

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturdays at Home

Saturday at Home: Polishing your Silverware

As silver oxidizes it will tarnish. This layer of oxidation can be removed without polishing and scrubbing by simply dipping your silver in this non-toxic electrochemical dip. Another big advantage to using a dip is that the liquid can reach places a polishing cloth cannot.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Minutes
Here's How:

1. Line the bottom of the sink or a glass baking dish with a sheet of aluminum foil.
2. Fill the foil-lined container with steaming hot water.
3. Add salt (sodium chloride) and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to the water. Some recipes call for 2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt, whereas others call for 2 tablespoons each of baking soda and salt. Personally, I wouldn't measure the amounts... just add a bit of each substance.
4. Drop the silver items into the container so that they are touching each other and resting on the foil. You will be able to watch the tarnish disappear.
5. Leave heavily tarnished items in the solution for as long as 5 minutes. Otherwise, remove the silver when it appears clean.
6. Rinse the silver with water and gently buff it dry with a soft towel.
7. Ideally, you should store your silver in a low-humidity environment. You can place a container of activated charcoal or a piece of chalk in the storage area to minimize future tarnish.

Tips:

1. Use care when polishing or dipping silver plated items. It is easy to wear away the thin layer of silver and cause more harm than good through overcleaning.
2. Minimize exposing your silver to substances which contain sulfur (e.g., mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, onions, latex, wool) as the sulfur will cause corrosion.
3. Using your silver flatware/holloware or wearing silver jewelry helps to keep it free from tarnish.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fabulous Fridays

A 32 yr old Patti LuPone sings "Don't Cry for me Argentina" at the 1980 Grammy Awards.




Fabulous Fridays

Dame Shirley Bassey sings Climb Every Mountain in perfect sound quality in the style that only she can do!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fabulous Fridays

Linda Eder: Don't Rain [Snow] on My Parade

Techno Thursday

Techno Thursday..... Sorry, I'm so late with this one. Today's featured blog is Fork & Cork, a local blog about food, food lovers, and culinary mastery.


Fork n Cork Blog

Chef Robert is your guide through this delicious journey..... Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday's Woman

You all know who I'm talking about: Xena Warrior Princess.

She was hot and kicked some serious ass!
Who wouldn't like that!

Some bloopers:

Wednesday's Woman: Xena Warrior Princess

Wednesday's Woman is a favorite for both lesbians and gays.
Here are a few bloopers from the show.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Bread Pudding

This recipe was designed for a rainy day, and look what Mother Nature gave us....
The PERFECT bread pudding weather!!!



Tasty Tuesday

Our Tuesday tastiness comes on behalf from Aarti Sequiera (before she was on the Food Network)

Here are some Indian popsicles (aka: kulfi)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Funny Monday

SNL: Secret Word. Guest starring Gwyneth Paltrow

Kristin Wiig steals the show as Broadway "starlet" Mindy Gracin.
Special guest star: Gwyneth Paltrow

Enjoy.

Funny Monday

It's always good to laugh at yourself, right Natalie Portman?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Wisdom

Anger is often least useful when given words.

It may be a short and sweet little phrase, but it goes deeper than many believe.
Take the day to ponder not only how you manifest anger, but also how words can do damage.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturdays at Home

Rachel Maddow, your bartender (yes, that's her before she was a newscaster) show you how to make the most fabulous mixed drinks.

The Sidecar.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Fabulousness

A little bit more to finalize your Friday.
Camille Saint-Saens'
Carnival of the animals: The Aquarium

It's such a haunting and mesmerizing piece of music.... enjoy the hell out of it, kids!

Fabulous Fridays

The fabulousness here is self explanatory...............

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Info in Advance

3 SATURDAYS IN A ROW: 3 FABULOUSLY QUEER EVENTS!

Pride Bowling
Ladies of the 80's
Miss/Mr Delaware International Pageant

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Delaware Pride Presents ~ DE Pride Bowling

Saturday, Jan. 15th, 2011, from 7pm - 9pm (must be on-time as 2 hours of bowling starts at 7pm SHARP)

$10 Per Bowler (Includes Shoes & 2 Hours of Bowling). Please pay the Delaware Pride rep wearing the Delaware Pride T-Shirt.

A great way to socialize and make new friends while getting some exercise. Invite your friends and come out and have a BALL with US!!

The event is open to all Ages & Sexual Orientations!!

Event Held At:
Bowlerama
3031 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE 19720
http://www.bowlerama.us/

Bowlerama, is a 62 lane Center, that has been serving the public for 50 years. With a smoke-free facility featuring up to date, state of the art equipment. This site also features Dunkin' Donuts, Kegler's and Spare Ribs Xpress restaurant too! All Part of the Bowlerama experience!!

For More Information contact:
ContactUs@delawarepride.org
www.delawarepride.org




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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ladies of the 80's

The Cube Restaurant and Bar
16 Marrows Rd, Newark, DE, 19713

Showtime is 9:30pm, $5 cover.


Don't miss our first "Ladies of the 80s" show of 2011, featuring Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, and our very special guest from Rehoboth Beach, Mona Lotts. Karaoke before and after the show, and why not come in early for a delicious dinner? Bring friends! The Cube accepts reservations for parties of 8 or more. Contact Anita Mann for more information. See you there.


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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Miss/Mr Delaware International Pageant

Executive Banquet & Conference Center
205 Executive Drive
Newark, DE 19702

Doors open at 8 pm

$15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $120 for a table of 8.

Techno Thursdays: DEminince Grise Blog

If you thought Delaware GLU covered enough of Delaware's events, here's a new blog for you covering as much about Delaware's upcoming events as they possibly can!

DEminince Grise Blog

Click the link above and enjoy!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Ellen Show: Gareth Thomas

A purely inspirational story. Coming out against the odds. Gareth Thomas shares his story with Ellen.

Tasty Tuesday: Ginger Soy Steak

Recipe: Steak marinated in Soy, Ginger and Lime with Red Onion Toasts


Jonathan Waxman, "Great American Cook: Recipes from the Kitchen of One of Our Most Influential Chefs"

This recipe is my take on fast food. Skirt steak comes from the flank, or diaphragm, of the cow. It was sold cheaply for years because few people were aware of its tenderness and deep flavor. Now, thanks to the ubiquity of fajitas, which popularized this cut, skirt steak has become pricier, but it has no surface fat or bone, so nothing is wasted. Because it’s so thin, the steak can be on the table in less than 10 minutes. The marinade brings out the assertive beefy flavors.
Ingredients ~ J.W.

* 2 pounds skirt or hanger steak
* 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger
* 1 lime
* 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
* 3 garlic cloves
* 1 cup dry red wine
* 3 shallots
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 red onion
* 4 slices sourdough bread

Preparation

Pat the steak dry with paper towels and place it in a nonreactive baking pan.

Peel and grate the ginger. Juice the lime. In a small bowl, mix the ginger with the lime juice and soy sauce. Smash 2 of the garlic cloves and add them to the marinade. Pour the mixture over the steak, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Remove the steak from the marinade and place on a platter. Discard the garlic and ginger and reserve the marinade.

Bring the red wine to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Chop the shallots and add them to the wine. Boil to reduce the wine to 1/4 cup. Stir in the butter and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the broiler. Slice the onion into 1/4-inch-thick rounds and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the reserved marinade and broil the onion until tender and dark brown, about 10 minutes; be careful not to burn it. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Leave the broiler on.

Place the steak on the broiler pan and broil, turning once, just until medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and cover loosely to keep warm.

Toast the bread on both sides under the broiler.

Meanwhile, reheat the sauce over low heat. Split the remaining garlic clove in half and rub the slices of toast with the garlic. Place a slice of toast on each plate. Divide the onion among the toasts. Slice the steak and place on the plates. Top the steak with the red wine sauce and serve.
Serving Size

4 servings

Monday, January 10, 2011

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DE GLU's Facebook page

Click the link above to stay informed every time you sign onto Facebook.

Funny Monday

Auditions: Rainbow Chorale of Delaware

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware

Come Sing With Us
for our Spring 2011 Semester!
OPEN CALL DATES

Monday, January 10, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011

Open Call starts at 6:00 pm
Rehearsal starts at 7:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1502 W 13th St, Wilmington, DE 19806

* New members meet with Artistic Director for voice placement — No formal audition.
* Members are not required to read music.
* Members commit to weekly Monday night rehearsals, up to 4 sectionals, and 3 performances.
* We welcome non-singing volunteers.
**Must be 18 or older.
* Visit our Calendar.
* Get more information about Joining the Chorale : http://www.therainbowchorale.org/index.htm

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Wisdom

In every situation, there is always a reason for celebration. If you can't find a reason to celebrate, you're grieving; and most of us have nothing to grieve.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturdays at Home

Snow Shoveling Secrets!!!

With winter now upon us, and snow covering many regions of the United States, millions of people are shoveling snow to clear their sidewalks and driveways. While most people recognize that snow shoveling is very hard work, and can put severe stress on your heart, fewer people recognize the stress and strain that it places on your back. So, as winter gets underway, we've outlined 10 tips for how to keep your back healthy when shoveling snow.

The Problem
Snow shoveling can place excessive stress on spinal structures. These stresses are a common cause of low back strains and vertebral disc damage

In a study published by Dr. Brad Coffiner, the author noted "…when handling heavy snow with a shovel, the L5/S1 disc (i.e. the low back) has been identified as the weakest link in the body segment chain. The most severe injuries and pain are likely to occur in this low back region."

Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling
Having recognized that snow shoveling can injure your back, now lets look at tips to help you avoid such problems.

* Tip # 1.
If you experience pain of any kind, stop immediately and seek assistance.

* Tip # 2.
Choose a snow shovel that is right for you!
o Be sure that your shovel has a curved handle, as this enables you to keep your back straighter when shoveling.
o Obtain a shovel with an appropriate length handle. The length is correct when you can slightly bend your knees, flex your back 10 degrees or less, and hold the shovel comfortably in your hands at the start of the "shoveling stroke".
o A plastic shovel blade will generally be lighter than a metal one, thus putting less strain on your spine.
o Sometimes, a smaller blade is better than a larger blade. Although a small blade can't shovel as much, it avoids the risk of trying to pick up a too heavy pile of snow with a larger blade.

* Tip # 3.
Push the snow, do not lift it. Pushing puts far less strain on the spine than lifting.

* Tip # 4.
Be sure your muscles are warm before you start shoveling. Cold, tight muscles are more likely to sprain or strain than warm, relaxed muscles.

* Tip # 5.
When you grip the shovel, make sure your hands are at least 12 inches apart. By creating distance between your hands, you increase your leverage and reduce the strain on your body.

* Tip # 6.
Your shoveling technique is very important. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends: "If you must lift the snow, lift it properly. Squat with your legs apart, knees bent and back straight. Lift with your legs. Do not bend at the waist. Scoop small amounts of snow into the shovel and walk to where you want to dump it. Holding a shovel of snow with your arms outstretched puts too much weight on your spine. Never remove deep snow all at once; do it piecemeal. Shovel and inch or two; then take another inch off. Rest and repeat if necessary." In addition to these comments, remember to move your feet rather than twisting.

* Tip # 7.
Never throw snow over your shoulder.

* Tip # 8.
Remember that wet snow can be very heavy. One full shovel load can weigh as much as 25 pounds.

* Tip # 9.
Pace yourself by taking frequent breaks to gently stretch your back, arms and legs.

* Tip #10.
Consider buying a snow-blower. When used correctly, a snow-blower will put far less strain on your back than snow shoveling.

By following these tips, you are far less likely to be injured while shoveling snow.

Finally, for those of us who are able bodied, it is always worth remembering neighbors on your block who might not be able to remove the snow from their sidewalks. A few minutes of help can make the world of difference to the well being of a less able bodied person as well as make you a good neighbor!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Techno Thursdays: TED

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

TED

At TED, we believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday's Woman

I don't really know who this woman is, but this speech is so beautiful that I had to incorporate it somehow.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein
(Cooking Channel's Top Searched Recipe of 2010)

Ingredients

* 5 ounces dried yellow Shi wheat flour noodles* or medium egg noodles
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil, plus more as needed
* 11 ounces skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
* Dash dark soy sauce
* 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
* 1 teaspoon chile sauce, optional
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch

* 2 tablespoons groundnut oil (peanut)
* 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely sliced
* 5 ounces bean sprouts
* 1 large spring onion (green), sliced lengthwise
* 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
* Freshly ground black pepper, finely ground
* *Can be found at specialty Asian markets.


Directions
-This is a classic takeaway dish and a classic Chinese snack - Chow mein in Mandarin Chinese is pronounced 'Chao meean and it means 'stir-noodle', i.e. stir-fried noodle.
I love this simple dish with plenty of fresh crunchy vegetables and the usual Chinese condiments of light soy sauce and toasted sesame oil - but the trick to getting a good-quality chow mein is in the quality of the noodle used. I use shi wheat flour noodles - 'shi' means 'thin' and whether yellow shi or white - they are easy to cook, 3 minutes in boiling water. Then all the ingredients go into a wok - couldn't be easier or healthier!
Cook the noodles for 3 minutes in a pan of boiling water until al dente, or as per the package instructions. Drain, then run them under cold running water, and drain again. Drizzle with a few splashes of sesame oil, and toss through to prevent them from sticking.

Season the chicken with a splash of dark soy sauce, the five-spice powder, and chile sauce, if using. Mix well. Coat the chicken breasts lightly with the cornstarch.

Heat a wok over a high heat, add the groundnut or peanut oil, and heat until smoking. Then, add the chicken, and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cooked through.

Add the red bell pepper, and stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the bean sprouts and green onion and stir-fry for less than 1 minute. Add the cooked noodles, and season with the light soy sauce, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, and black pepper, to taste. Stir well and serve immediately.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Funday

A little more lady-like humor for your Monday.

Monday Funday

Courtesy of Little Britain, a British sketch comedy show.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Meditations

There are 3 indications of real generosity: to remain steadfast without resisting, to praise without the emotion of generosity, and to give before being asked.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Saturdays at Home

Happy New Year!
With the Rose Parade on this morning, I was inspired to do some gardening... indoors!

Here's how....


How to Force Spring Flowering Bulbs:
to Bloom Indoors in December


Spring flowering bulbs may be potted up to give you an early bloom indoors, however the flowers may also bring with them a bad case of Spring Fever. Gotta get out in that garden......

The Bulb Forcing Process


The best containers for forcing bulbs are azalea pots or bulb pans. (Azalea pots are '¾ the height, but with normal width' pots) However... you can use anything that you'd use for other houseplants as long as it drains well. Since a bulb contains all it needs to bloom the first year, the planting mix doesn't necessarily have to provide any nutrients, but I have found that using a good potting soil makes it much easier to transplant the bulbs to the garden later. The addition of bone meal or bulb food will help the bulbs prepare for an afterlife in the garden. Clean washed sand or gravel may also be used as alternatives to soil, but I don't recommend it.
The pot should be filled to one-half to three-quarters full with potting mix and then moistened. Gently press the bulbs into the soil with the broad base down, and the nose pointed up. They should be arranged as close together as possible without touching each other or the pot. Face the flat side of tulip bulbs toward the outside of the pot. Barely cover the bulbs with additional potting mix and water gently until the soil is thoroughly moistened. Add a little more soil if settling has exposed the bulbs.


Now the pot must be placed in a dark, cool area for 12 weeks or longer. The temperature must remain below 48° F. but above freezing (35°-40° is recommended). Total darkness is best, but if you are chilling the bulbs in the refrigerator don't worry about the light coming on when you open the door. Forcing bulbs brings Spring a little closer.


Growing your flowering bulbs


Once the roots begin growing out of the drainage holes in the pots or the shoots start to grow at about twelve weeks, give the bulbs a gradual transition to warmth. Don't expose them to warm temperatures too soon or the blooms will emerge to fast and will fail before they ever open.
Start them out in the coolest spot of your home and gradually move them to warmer areas. This will make the flowers last much longer. Don't expose pale or white foliage to full sun until it has 'greened' up in a few days. Rotate the pots one-quarter turn every few days to keep the foliage and stems upright. Keep the soil moist, but never soggy.

Once the bulbs have finished flowering, remove the spent flowers and stems but continue to water and provide light for the foliage. The foliage will feed the bulb so it can grow again next year. The bulbs can be planted outside when the weather permits just as with any perennial. Do not remove the foliage until it has turned yellow. The bulbs can be separated by gently and slowly pulling them apart.
Unfortunately, forcing takes a lot out of a bulb so it may not bloom again for many seasons. The bulbs should never be forced a second time, always start with "new" bulbs.

Bulbs that are suitable for forcing


* Amaryllis needs no chilling, start in a warm dark place and move to light when the stalk is 4".
* Hyacinths may only need 10 weeks of chilling and begin to flower in as little as a week or so after moving to warmth.
* Tulips and daffodils will take four to five weeks to be in full bloom after chilling.
* Crocuses and grape hyacinths make a great show when mass planted in large trays.
* Freeesias and Calla lilies may also be forced without chilling.
* Paperwhite narcissus takes no chilling.. they'll sprout just about anytime, anywhere.
* Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale) takes no chilling.
* Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majus) will bloom in 3-4 weeks if potted up at 65 degrees
* Dutch Iris (Iris reticulata) takes no chilling, should be fed every 2 weeks
* Bluebells (Scilla) takes no chilling, and little effort
* Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes) takes no chilling, and little effort