Country Living Magazine - Edible Flowers
Okay it's been a tough week, and I am really exhausted... dunno what's the problem, whether it is the cold weather, feeling like summer is over again for another year (please no!!!)
or it could be the election, the uncertainty of it all, and watching the news every night isnt good for me, to dwell on the worlds problems keeps me awake.
So all in all, i've been feeling a bit blue, mojo missing, and incredibly grumpy.
Until this little beauty arrived on my doorstep....my monthly subscription to Country Living Magazine!
Yes I know I live in the city, but my heart is truely in the country. I love Bristol and all it's greeness and forward thinking people, great shops, galleries and masses of great things to do. But I am still the county girl at heart.
So when my mag arrived I made myself a special cup of Green Tea in a pot and sat down for a little me time... luckily eldest son was at pre-school and my youngest was playing diggers... phew!
Flicking through the articles on 'bringing back afternoon tea' (great cake recipes), wonderful gardens, gorgeous houses, when I spied an article on recipes using edible flowers. Ahh so they've been watching Alys too!
Recipe for Blossom Vinegar
Such great recipes and beautiful photography, I will have to give them a try. I really like the recipe for Marigold, Parmesan & Courgette Risotto, which uses the Marigold petals as an alternative to saffron as it leaches its golden colour into the dish and also giving the dish a midly spicy note too... yum.
Another recipe was to make a Blossom Vinegar to be used in a dressing for salads. The flowers that Elisabeth Luard recommended to use in the vinegar were roses, violets, thyme, rosemary, marigold and oregano. It looks so beautiful in the jar.
So after 15 minutes or so with a good cuppa and my magazine I feel slightly revived and ready for a better weekend...
Have a great weekend, make sure you give yourselves a little 'me' time, and if you can have a look at this mag... made me feel better anyway!