Tag: Portmeirion Botanic Garden

Private Edens and Garden Bits & Pieces

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week! You’re invited to pull on your gardening gloves and dig in with some virtual gardening as we share books, tour gardens, set tables, and enjoy some garden-inspired projects & recipes this week! Our third book to share this week~ Private Edens: Beautiful Country Gardens: Wander through twenty-one superb private…

Berrylicious Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup

 Berrylicious Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup is perfect for a brunch, shower, or anytime lunch! The orange-vanilla syrup in this fruit salad comes from Pioneer Woman and is a delightful addition to the fruit, described as “slightly citrusy, nice and sweet, with a little hint of vanilla lusciousness”! I couldn’t describe it any better so I didn’t try :) I…

In the Potting Shed: Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Beatrix Potter (and Bunny!) Week. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales by Marta McDowell  Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected…

Cooking with Flowers: Compound Flower Butter

Making Flower Compound Butter is easy and beautiful with edible flowers, and adds a ‘wow’ factor for a shower, garden club lunch or treat at the breakfast table!  I discovered this simple and beautiful idea, last year in Cooking with Flowers, a delicious mix of food and flowers and possibly the most beautiful cookbook I have ever seen! This book would…

Dishing Up Blooms

There is always something blooming in my field of dreams~ When it’s not sprouting daisies or Lacy Queen Anne, it’s growing grass to be baled for hay. I walked over to look at the shrubs bordering the field, full of delicate pink blooms~ And to my surprise, saw Passion Flower blooming in the grass~  Looking extremely…

Flower Power

I’m lifting my spirits with the Power of Flowers~ to banish the winter blues and brighten the table after some cold, rainy  weather! Dish gardening helps me cope so I’m enjoying blooming dishes and some bouquets from favorite books at the table . . . Keeping company with the buzzing of the bees and fluttering of butterflies…

Our Life in Gardens

Our Life in Gardens **** by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Plants, like words in poetry, observe Eck and Winterrowd, are both beautiful in themselves and also for the associations they trail behind, the histories they have in the…