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Edible Flower Lollies

A Sweet Garden Party Treat: Edible Flower Lollipops

My best friend’s daughter turned one-year-old last weekend and I made up a batch of these edible flower lollipops to give away as favors for her floral-themed party. The guests were amazed by how these turned out and many were surprised to learn that violas are actually edible. Edible flowers are all the rage. They are tasty, of course, but what …

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Edible Violets For Making Homemade Soda Syrup

A Sweet Spring Cocktail, Made with Weeds?

Spring is made even sweeter with the emergence of delicate purple violets, dotting many a lawn and field in most parts of the country. Before you start spraying them, or ripping them out, cursing them as weeds, think about this – violets are not only pretty, but like many wildflowers they are also edible flowers! Harvest them, make a gorgeous …

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Blackberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe 3

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are packed with calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, in addition to being a great source of healthy omega-3 fats, protein and fiber. The seeds are tasteless and tiny, so you really notice them much when they are dry. When they are soaked, however, they take on the texture of tapioca pudding. Some people love it, some others hate it, …

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Roasted Root Vegetables With Rosemary And Honey

Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary & Honey

Root vegetables in the winter are not dainty. The produce that is harvested at this time of year is big and gnarled, but hopefully, it has been sweetened by frost. The roots have put on some serious bulk to last the season and when they are plucked from the soil they look like beasts. They sure don’t taste like monsters (or …

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Fig Jam With Secrets From Preservation Society

Fresh Fig Jam Recipe with Secrets

I have three fig trees growing in my garden. That wouldn’t seem like a strange thing unless you saw how small my garden is! There is no room for three figs but Oh, how I love fresh figs! This recipe for fresh fig jam comes to us from the book, Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes. Today, author Camilla Wynne …

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Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado Ice Cream

You may not naturally think about avocados and ice cream together but it makes me wonder, “Why not!?”.  Avocados are full of (good) fat, fiber, and nutrition, and the rich creamy texture makes perfect sense for a delicious ice cream. To easily make this creamy ice cream I use my Yonanas soft serve machine. You certainly don’t need one, but it …

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