Thursday, March 31, 2016

Book Review: Cooking with Flowers

by Miche Bacher

How beautiful is this cover?!

Partial Synopsis from Amazon:  Here are more than 100 recipes that will bring beautiful flower-filled dishes to your kitchen table! This easy-to-use cookbook is brimming with scrumptious botanical treats, from sweet violet cupcakes, pansy petal pancakes, daylily cheesecake, and rosemary flower margaritas to savory sunflower chickpea salad, chive blossom vinaigrette, herb flower pesto, and mango orchid sticky rice.

My Thoughts:  First let me say, the photography is by Miana Jun and it is stunning!  Even if you don't grow flowers or want to cook with them, you would probably enjoy cruising thru the lovely pictures!  The next flowers to bloom for us will be violets, tulips and lilacs.  I've actually made Violet Jelly before.  To me violets taste sort of like mixed berries.  After reading this book, I can't wait to try the Lilac Sorbet served in Tulip Cups!  There are lots of daylily recipes, also exciting because I have a nice little collection of them!  This book is making me love Spring even more than I already do!
As I try these recipes, y'all KNOW I'll be posting about them!
What have you been reading?
;-)  -Marci


  1. How amazing to use flowers on the icing of the cake, so pretty!! Looks delicious.

  2. I have seen this book and wondered if it was worth buying. Thankyou for the review! I have decorated cakes with flowers, but the jelly sounds wonderful. xx Karen

  3. Marci, this does look lovely I must say. I've made rose petal cookies and jam before, and the idea intrigues me. I might have to add this one to my Mothers Day list. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Hope to see you again on Friday! Love, Mimi xxx

  4. This is so on time! Just this morning I was thinking of incorporating florals some kind of way in Mother's Day cakes I want to do. Can't wait to see what you come up with and thanks so much for sharing your links at Celebrate Your Story. We look forward to having you with us each week.

  5. I love reading these kinds of books! They are not only inspiring but so very relaxing. Thank you for share this lovely with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

  6. oh my looks great! I would love to try indeed :)

  7. I have always been intrigued about using cooking and eating flowers and that picture looks sooo yummy!

  8. This sounds awesome! I'm a terrible cook and an even worse gardener so this wouldn't be very useful for me, apart from maybe looking at some nice photos! :)
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

  9. That's a gorgeous cover and one that I'd be tempted to buy, and probably just drool over! Thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo - I've been looking for you on Twitter, are you over there as well?

  10. My girls are so amazed by the concept of edible flowers! I know they would love this book! Thanks so much for linking up this post at Booknificent Thursday on this week!


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