As mentioned in my earlier post, Edible Flowers (Part 1) , Catherine's birthday was approaching and I wanted to create a flower themed present. While rummaging through a local thrift store I found the most adorable wooden recipe box that started my creative wheels spinning. All things that bloom are a huge inspiration to me right now. Not only because of our new floral business, but also because spring is finally here. I took the box with its great lines home, and painted it. Then the project was put on hold. I did not end up gifting it to Catherine for her birthday, but decided that it would make a wonderful Mother's Day present. Over the past couple of weeks, I have started the project back up. Additionally, I sourced some organic edible flower seeds, looked up some recipes that call for flowers and turned this whole idea into an edible flower themed gift!
As I said before, the use of flowers in food create a huge impact, not only with their added visual beauty and enticing aromas, in a salad for instance, but also with their variety of flavors ranging from spicy to sweet. That being said it is crucial to know which ones are safe to eat. When selecting flowers for consumption it is important to make sure they are non-toxic and not poisonous.
Here's to many delicious spring flowers! Happy Mother's Day!