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Friday, April 19, 2013

cooking with flowers





this is 100% my kind of book, earthy, beautiful, natural... just this pic alone had me over the moon.

















the book is nicely laid out by plants with recipes, i especially loved this book because it gives you little tidbits about your garden...













this month my roses have been gorgeous with the first flush of spring, you may recall that i made rose honey and syrup last week. as it often happens, when its time to harvest from my garden i tend to make many recipes with that same hot little item, it may be boring to you to see recipe after recipe of the same item, but for me its all about use it or lose it! and i wanted to capture the sweetness of roses all summer long... i made the syrup from a dark wine rose, but when i saw the gorgeous pink jam...









i knew i had wanted to use my pale pink china doll instantly, and so let the gathering begin...

















i think this is a perfect book if love to grow what you eat, try new recipes or just sit and relax with your morning tea and a drizzle of your fresh rose petal jam and look at beautiful pictures...





















8 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I can't wait to see what you will make!

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  2. Well truly that book was written for you! You'll have a wonderful time cooking with flowers when you get back to the garden house!
    The photos, as always are breath taking.
    Going to an antique/thrifty market tomorrow hoping to find containers/pots for the rest of my flowers and big enough for some tomato plants. Maybe I'll find some other treasures too.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Your photos are gorgeous. Prettier than anything I've ever seen, so rich and evocative. You can be sure that I will buy this book!

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  4. A match made in garden heaven. This is definitely a book with your name written all over it. Love getting a peek. I'm putting this on my book list. Enjoy ~ Sarah

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  5. SWOON! A must have for me and the PERFECT book for you! I don't have any roses, must correct that this spring & fall and lavender does not do well here but hope springs eternal :) I'm heading to Amazon next, thanks for sharing this and the beauty of your flower harvest!

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  6. Cooking with Flower is a winner. I'll add this to my list of recipes to try. Really enjoyed you blog.
    Mimi

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  7. Between all your beautiful gardens at home and all the lovely wild flowers by the sea you will surely be able to put this book to good use. I cannot wait to see your posts!

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  8. Just simply gorgeous. You sold me. I will buy this book before my roses bloom this spring..thank you for such a pretty review...love your pictures..
    Love, Mona

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