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Worth Reading – Cooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes


"Cooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers"When I was reading BIG CHEF Online, one of my favorite blogs for Party Planning and Cooking, I stumbled across this great book Cooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers by Miche Bacher and thought it would be the perfect book to recommend to our blog readers for the end of 2013.

In it you will find more than 100 recipes that will bring beautiful flower-filled dishes to your kitchen table! This easy-to-use cookbook is brimming with scrumptious botanical treats, from sweet violet cupcakes, pansy petal pancakes, daylily cheesecake, and rosemary flower margaritas to savory sunflower chickpea salad, chive blossom vinaigrette, herb flower pesto, and mango orchid sticky rice.

Alongside every recipe are tips and tricks for finding, cleaning, and preparing edible blossoms. You’ll also learn how to infuse vinegars, vodkas, sugars, frostings, jellies and jams, ice creams, and more with the color and flavor of your favorite flowers. Fresh from the farmers’ market or plucked from your very own garden, a world of delectable flowers awaits!

You can get a copy on Amazon for only $17.32. Cooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers is sure to be one of my new favorite cookbooks and maybe it will also be yours!

How to Predict the Fortune of Your Relationships


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Make Your Own Fortune Cookies !

The future is in your own imagination (and your kitchen).” Heidi Richards   

Want to make a lasting impression with your relationships? Create your own custom-made fortune cookie complete with the sentiment you design.. Great for parties, baskets, to put on your love’s pillow or even use to promote your products and services.

  Recipe:
1 large egg
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 to 2 Tbsp of water

Beat egg slightly.  Add sugar and beat until very thick and smooth.  Add oil to mixture.  Add water and a little of the egg mixture to the cornstarch and stir until smooth; beat into egg mixture.  Heat griddle to about 350*.  Drop a heaping teaspoonful of batter into the griddle.  Then spread with a spoon into a cookie about 3 inches in diameter an d about 1/8 inch thick.  Turn over to brown underside.  Cook until cookies are light golden in color and lifts easily from the pan.  Remove cookies one at a time from the griddle. Place the fortune paper you previously created in the center of the cookie and fold the cookie in half, pinching the edges together and folding down.