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Posts tagged “Edible Flowers

Turkey Avocado Salad & a Picnic

Turkey Avocado Salad with Herb Chipotle Ranch Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

with Herb Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing I’m behind on my posts … I can’t recall the story behind this salad, how it came to be. I think it was one of those “I’m hungry for a good salad” moments and I looked in my fridge and discovered an avocado and some smoked turkey that I’d […]


Chipotle Fish Taco Salad

with Herbed Lime Cilantro Yogurt dressing  (salad dressing recipe adapted from 17 Recipes) If there’s anything I love more than a taco, it’s a taco salad. Give me greens, some good things to put on them and an awesome homemade dressing and I’m a happy girl. I had some more fish strips left after making those […]


Springtime Strawberry Viola Salad

Springtime Strawberry Viola Salad with Strawberry Rhubarb Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spring #strawberry #salad #recipe

with toasted almonds, goat cheese and a strawberry rhubarb vinaigrette Spring is arriving here at a slow crawl this year, but not anywhere near as bad as last year when we had that awful ice storm and then a snowstorm on May 1. This year it’s been much nicer so yes, although it’s been a […]


Secret Garden Romance Cocktail

Lemon Berry Romance Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #drink #recipe

It feels too hot this evening to eat, but a nice Friday night cocktail sounds like just the thing. If you were going to have a secret garden romance, this is the beverage to sip on with your lover. The sweet scent of roses, the taste of berries with a kiss of lemon, what could […]


Mulberry Maple Rose Italian Cream Sodas

Mulberry Maple Rose Cream Sodas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfus #summer #drink #recipe

After we made those Strawberry Rose Cream Sodas, I went and improved on the recipe … this time I used mulberries, with the rest of my roses (hey, they were there!) and then I added a touch of maple syrup. Oh goodness these were good. My daughter loved them even more than the strawberry rose […]


Double Berry Rose Muffins

Double Berry Rose Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #muffin #recipe

I knew I wanted to make something special with the “strawberry rose sauce” I was left with after making the Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas. I woke up the next morning and had this craving for muffins, so I decided to make some. For a recipe, I started with my favorite banana bread recipe and […]


Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad

Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad w Edible Flowers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruit #salad #recipe

This was a salad of coincidence. I had honeydew and blueberries in my fridge and they seemed to want to hang out together in a fruit salad. My little mint plant is finally taking off, so I have a bit of fresh mint and the day lilies are blooming like crazy. (Yes, day lilies are […]


Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas

Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cream #Soda #Recipe

It’s summertime and in my house, that means it’s time for Italian Cream Sodas! My daughter just LOVES sipping on these beautiful drinks. We are experimenting with some new flavors this year. Mostly with berries, because we have so many berries, but this year, we thought it would be fun to try adding roses. The syrup […]


Tomato Asiago Garden Salad

Tomato Asiago Garden Salad w Fresh Herb Cucumber Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Chive Flowers and a Fresh Herb Cucumber Asiago Dressing The last time I was at my parents’ place, we were having fish for dinner (using my dad’s newest awesome way to make baked fish) and we needed a quick salad to go with it.  I had just a few minutes to get this together […]


Lilac Rhubarb Crisp for Two

Lilac Rhubarb Crisp for Two ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #recipe

Sweet crunchy oat & brown sugar topping over tart cooked rhubarb with a light lemony floral hint from lilac blossoms baked into the crisp. Sprinkle with more lilac flowers for a pretty presentation (if you like). I remember as a little girl, I used to lie under the lilac tree, pick blossoms from the tree, […]


White Chocolate Rose Petal Scones

White Chocolate Rose Petal Scones

with a sweet rosewater glaze I have been planning/dreaming of making these scones since June, when my friend Melissa posted her Rose Butter Tea Sandwiches. I saw the rose petal sugar she used on her pretty little tea sandwiches and thought: hey I could use that in SCONES! So, when my most fragrant rose bush […]


White Wine & Red Roses Sangria

White Wine and Red Roses Sangria2

This is a white wine sangria with red rose petal-infused vodka and a tumble of wonderful fruits. It’s romantic and beautiful and tastes so wonderful that it’s a little dangerous. Please be careful not to drink too much of this if you’re driving … it’s probably best just to get a designated driver if you’re […]


Egg on a Salad with Sundried Tomato Ranch

Egg on a Salad with Avocado, Sweet Onion, Hosta Flowers & Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing

Let’s re-define the idea of egg salad, shall we? I mean, who decided that “egg salad” should be a bunch of chopped hardboiled eggs with mayonnaise on bread? Excuse me, but how is that a salad? I don’t mean to knock the traditional egg salad sandwich … there’s a comforting charm in a well-made egg salad […]


Making Rose Petal Vodka (or Rosewater)

Rose Petal Vodka

If you happen to have a rose bush that produces tons of flowers (or an organic florist), you can make this easy rose vodka with them. You’ll need at least a dozen big-sized roses that haven’t been sprayed with pesticides for at least a couple years. My house came with three big rose bushes in […]


Vanilla Rose Vodka Iced Tea

Vanilla Rose Vodka Iced Tea

Hey, it’s Friday! Time for a cocktail … I’m using my roses and rosemary to make a beautiful cold beverage to cool me down on this hot summer night. And there is so much to celebrate! So many of my foodie friends are reaching 3k and 5k milestones and my page is up to 8,000 […]


Mulberry, Goat Cheese & Avocado Salad

Mulberry, Goat Cheese & Avocado Salad with Pinons & Goat Cheese

on Mixed Greens with Ginger Grapefruit Vinaigrette Hey guess what?  I’m guest posting on Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen today … it’s a yummy salad I made with my mulberries. Go on over to Carrie’s blog and check it out! This recipe was shared at Fit & Fabulous Fridays, Foodie Friends Friday, EveryDay Mom’s Meals and Summer Salad Sunday.


Walnut Date Nasturtium Salad

Walnut Date Nasturtium Salad with Sweet Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese

with Gorgonzola cheese, sweet onions and a Honey Lemon Ginger White Wine Vinaigrette I am totally enthralled with edible flowers … so I planted some nasturtiums this year. I soaked the seeds overnight, planted them, watered them, waited. And waited. Watered some more. Waited. Weeks passed and none of them grew. I was so disappointed […]


Watermelon Rosewater Slushies

Watermelon Rosewater Slushies

There is something insanely romantic about roses. When my roses started blooming this year, don’t ask me why, but I desparately wanted to make some rosewater. I had no reason why I was doing it or what I was going to do with it, but I wanted to make it. So I did. The jar […]


A Forager’s Thai-style Peanut Chicken Stirfry

A Forager's Thai Peanut Chicken Stirfry

I have been fascinated with foraging since I was a little girl. My parents instilled this trait in me … I remember as a child, when we were driving along somewhere, my mother would sometimes suddenly exclaim that we needed to stop.  And my dad would stop the car. We would just stop and pick […]


Stella de Oro Salad with Cucumber, Pecans & 2 Cheeses

Stella de Oro Day Lily Salad wtih Cucumber, Pecans and 2 Cheeses

and a Tequila Lime Vinaigrette Today I outsmarted the deer in our back yard. I ate the day lilies. The deer usually eat them before I even get to see them. For years I didn’t know I even had day lilies because the deer ate the blossoms before I ever saw them. About.com says Stella de […]


Chive Flower, Mushroom, White Bean & Walnut Salad

Chive Flower, Mushroom, White Bean & Walnut Salad

My chives are growing like crazy right now and they’re in full bloom with big, beautiful purple flowers. They’ve taken over a big chunk of my raised bed already … Mom warned me that they would, but I’ve never had anything grow like that here . Perhaps it’s because the deer eat everything … except […]


Jump Up Chicken Orange Salad with Feta & Pecans

Jump Up Chicken Orange Salad with Feta & Toasted Pecans

I was scrounging for lunch again yesterday … my body was so hungry for something good, delicious, healthy. My organic salad greens in the fridge were almost gone. There wasn’t much to be had in the fridge except some cut fruit and a bit of cheese. But I ALWAYS have plenty of food in the […]


Apricot Chicken Salad on Wild Greens

Apricot Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese & Cinnamon Pecans

with Blue Cheese, Cinnamon Pecans, and a Honey Lemon Ginger White Wine Vinaigrette It was a “make do with what you’ve got” kinda lunch day. I thought I would have a salad, but I didn’t have enough greens left to fill my bowl. So I went scrounging in my yard for greens. My spinach is still […]


Grapefruit & Sweet Toasted Walnut Salad

Grapefruit & Sweet Toasted Walnut Salad with Ginger Grapefruit Vinaigrette

with Ginger Grapefruit Vinaigrette I don’t know why, but the past two days, all I have wanted to eat was this salad. I need to make some soup, but I don’t really care … all I want is this green salad with pink, juicy grapefruit chunks and toasted sweet walnuts and this luscious vinaigrette. I […]

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