shoo fly

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Noun1.shoo fly - coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Nicandra, Nicandra - sturdy annual of Peru
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Nicandra, the Shoo fly plant, has bell-shaped lavender flowers, followed by black seed pods which look a bit like Chinese lanterns.
Nicandra physalodes, the Shoo fly plant, produces splendid lavender flowers
After a refresher called Buttermints & Soda (made with buttermints candy), the final course is the Shoo Fly Pie, a cocktail made with molasses, port, cognac and whipped oat milk, served up.
The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites is primarily a history of the foods indelibly tied to America, enhanced with over a dozen time-honored recipes (such as the instructions for "Shoo Fly Pie", "Fried Catfish", "Scrapple", or "Red Cross War Cake").
Photos in the Shoo Fly Block instructions and diagrams in the Bear's Paw Variation Block instructions demonstrate a basic, fast technique useful when you need multiple pieced squares of the same fabric combination.
Best for ages three to six, the KidiBand comes pre loaded with 12 children's songs and melodies, including "Skip to My Lou," "The Alphabet Song," and "Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me." It also has a detachable strap for on-the-go play, adjustable volume control, and automatic shut-off.
The tracks are "5 Green & Speckled Frogs", "Shoo Fly", "The Itsy Bitsy Spider Story", "Old McDonald", "If You're Happy & You Know It", "Waltzing Matilda", "6 Little Ducks", "Head & Shoulders", "Skip To My Lou", "I've Been Working on the Railroad", "Aiken Drum", "Wheels on the Bus", "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain", "Hush Little Baby", and "Froggie Went a Courtin'".
'Shoo Fly' (form large circle and move to left/right/centre with baby facing out)
Around sitting areas, consider sowing the seeds of the shoo fly plant (also known as Nicandra physalodes), a fast-growing bushy variety, capable of reaching three to four feet tall, which has pretty bell-shaped flowers.
again memory renews my sassy strut (even while invisible chains cut my wrists) spinning, weaving, sewing, digging, casting words humming funky melodies; calling the drum drums fathers mothers old souls restless cousins ever present, back to self; shoo fly don't you bother me.
In her analysis of Shoo Fly Regiment, Seniors showcases the progressive strategies at work in the musical.