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Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this unique spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade…it’s a super refreshing conversation starter, and the honeysuckle vodka is ready in 24 hours ~ can you say instant gratification?…

Spring Salad with Edible Blossoms

Spring Salad with Edible Flowers

Spring Salad with Edible Flowers ~ this simple side dish is spring in a bowl ~ I’ll show you how to identify, source, and use edible flowers to make this celebratory salad for weddings, showers, holidays, or any spring…

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

Take your salad from so-so to stunning with these 7 tips — and when something looks this fabulous and fresh it’s a pleasure to serve, and even more fun to eat. It dawned on me recently that so many…

Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme

Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is delicately infused with the essence of spring — if you can’t get citrus blossoms, try lilac,  jasmine, honeysuckle, or elderberry. Spring is around the corner…in fact here in Los Angeles it’s already arrived…trees…

honeysuckle ice cream

Honeysuckle Ice Cream

In life, as well as in the kitchen, I’m a big believer in making use of what you’ve got, and right now I’ve got a rambling honeysuckle vine draped over my front porch, just coming into bloom this week. …

Spring Kale and Herb Salad with edible flowers

Purple Kale and Pansy Salad

Spring has sprung!  And that calls for a celebration.  It’s been a such a long tough winter for so many of us, we deserve some sun, some fresh greens, and some pretty flowers.  I tossed all that together in…

Honeysuckle Iced Tea 2

Minimal Monday: Honeysuckle Iced Tea

With Easter and Passover behind us, spring is really and truly here.  The honeysuckle vine draped across my front porch is in bloom, and  every time I go in or out I’m blown away by the scent.  I’ve been…

How to Eat Flowers, Edible Flowers

25+ Ways to Put Edible Flowers on the Table

25+ Ways to Put Edible Flowers on the Table ~ flowers are one of the joys of spring time, and they’re also back in vogue as garnishes and ingredients in all kinds of recipes. From cocktails, cheese plates and…

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Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Edible Flower Ice Cubes ~ up your beverage game this season with the prettiest ice cubes ever! I was at a brunch wedding shower last weekend and all the food was inspired by Pinterest.  They had doughnut hole and…

Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches are exquisitely delicate and healthy ~ this is clean eating that that also happens to be insanely delicious. This is a complete change of pace for me.  Not only because I’ve been immersed…

How To Make Homemade Lavender and Rose Simple Syrups

I had such fun with these Homemade Lavender and Rose Simple Syrups yesterday. A basic simple syrup is just equal parts sugar dissolved in water, and it’s used to sweeten drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and sometimes it’s used…

How to Eat Flowers, Part Two: Flower Infused Vinegars

I have Bryan from the wonderful blog The Bite House to thank for inspiring this use of edible flowers.  Since I started this series with a vivid flower bedecked salad in How to Eat Flowers Part One, I think…

edible flower salad

How to Eat Flowers!

I think maybe I need to cleanse my palate after that grilled sausage.  Looking back on the past week or so I was shocked to see that it’s been sort of a mad blur of sweets, alcohol, fried foods…