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Cooking with Flowers

August 5, 2014

With produce and flowers in full bloom, afternoon snack time can become a full-blown activity! The boys and I have been attending a cute little weekly hands-on gardening class. One week, we had so much fun making this fresh garden dip (and tasting along the way too), that I thought I’d replicate it again at home. Nasturtium flowers are slightly sweet with a strong peppery back note that pair really nicely with tart basil and salty cream cheese. The boys gladly participated in ripping slash destroying the ingredients into teeny tiny pieces!

Of course, we needed something a little sweet to wash it all down — lavender mint lemonade. It’s always been a favorite.


  • Reply Deanne August 5, 2014 at 6:50 am

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  • Reply arielle August 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    both of these look so good! I love the idea of cooking from the garden, but never thought of using flowers to make dip. thanks for sharing!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • Reply Krista August 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    LOVE this idea! I would’ve never thought to use flowers!

  • Reply Hannah August 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    This is so beautiful! I have never seen or thought of a flower dip. Love it!

  • Reply Anne Everitt August 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Read and Seed!? 🙂 We love the Gardens— it’s one of our favorite places and their classes and camps are so fun. We go most weeks— but we must be going on different days than you. Maybe we’ll run into you one of these days!

  • Reply Hayley Roderick August 5, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    You seriously have the most creative blog I’ve ever seen! (And I’ve seen A LOT of blogs lol). Such a fun post!
    xo, Hayley

  • Reply Rosanna - émoi émoi August 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    This is such an original idea! It looks delicious!

  • Reply Debbie August 18, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Missing your posts….hope all is well.

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