Fun Food

Edible Flowers: Frozen Florals

We have come to the end of this budding series. We’ve looked at gardenias, marigolds, chive flowers, anise hyssop, and wild roses, then we even made a bloom-ful salad. I decided to end with a trick to put all your foraged friends to use, no petal or leaf to waste: Freeze them! Start with silicone ice molds of your choice. Fun shapes are always welcome, but […]

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Edible Flowers: Bloom-ful Salads

Now that we’re getting comfortable with our floral friends, I’m moving on to salads. Take a moment to remember what we’ve learned from gardenias, marigolds, chive flowers, anise hyssop, and wild roses. We now know that flowers don’t have to taste, well, floral. They can be festive and fun, but they can also be used as intentional little bites of flavor to enhance […]

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Edible Flowers: Anise Hyssop and Wild Roses

Our love affair with edible flowers is back! Last summer we looked at marigolds and gardenias. With the spring showers pouring and blossoms blooming, we’re already seeing the world get a whole lot brighter, both outdoors and on our plates.  Today, I’m tackling anise hyssop and wild roses.   These bright orange buds are anise hyssop, also known as agastache. Their violet counterparts are more […]

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Edible Flowers: Chive Flowers

Our love affair with edible flowers is back! Last summer we looked at marigolds and gardenias. With the spring showers pouring and blossoms blooming, we’re already seeing the world get a whole lot brighter, both outdoors and on our plates. Huzzah! When I was a kid, I ate like a goat—attempting to stick bugs and inedible things in my mouth and […]

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Toasts with the Most: Wasa Bread with Kale and Sweet Potato

As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending “bad-for-you” food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, […]

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Toasts with the Most: Healthy “Banana Bread”

As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending “bad-for-you” food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, […]

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Toasts with the Most: Flatbread with Carrot and Hummus

As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending “bad-for-you” food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, […]

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Warmer Weather Treats: Frozen Yogurt Dots

When warmer weather starts peeking out, it’s all I can do to resist the temptation of diving into a big bowl of creamy chocolate chip ice cream.  When an ice cream craving hits, there’s really nothing quite as satisfying as a spoonful of your favorite flavor. Over the past couple of months, however, I’ve seen frozen yogurt dots pop up […]

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Toasts with the Most: Scandi Toast

As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending “bad-for-you” food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, […]

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2-Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies

When I first came across the two-ingredient cookie on Pinterest, I was skeptical. How could oats and bananas possibly combine to create anything that even remotely resembled a cookie? But then I thought about the three-ingredient pancake (banana, egg, flour), and how I was initially skeptical about those, too. Now, I’m hooked, and whip ’em up at least once a […]

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