stop and eat the roses
May 31, 2012 1:27 pm
Updated: Jun. 4, 2012 6:40 am
That's right eat them. Edible flowers. As background, I am a Registered Nurse who was semi-retired and working on call/perdiem. I did not have a set schedule so it was hard to enjoy a hobby never knowing my schedule. Well, it is official I AM RETIRED...ALL
THE WAY RETIRED. Hip Hip Hooray. So now I want to find some activities that I can enjoy. There is an exhibit of pop up books at the local university library, a new movie I want to see, and a book club I want to join (when I find it). But I did discover
something wonderful. At our local organic grocery store (you know the one) they have classes related to food. I started out with an unusual floral arrangment class. $20. They taught us to arrange flowers, providing the florals and vase which we took home.
They then did a cooking demo and fed us lunch with a floral theme. On the menu was a lovely white sangria with rose syrup and strawberries. A delicate salad of baby greens, edible flowers and rasberries dressed with a rasberry vinegarette, together with
breaded goat cheese rounds which were fried crispy brown. The marigolds especially were really yummy and sweet. Dessert was basil and lavendar shortbread cookies. Worth every penny.
I have already registered for two dinner classes in June. One night will be Under the Tuscan Moon featuring gnocchi and another night A Taste of the Middle East. Upcoming also is a class on Ancient Super Foods featuring quinoa, dates, cacoa and pomegranates.
Costs run from $5-15. What a bargain.
I will share some of the tips I learn since I now have time to do that. If you are interested, investigate these classes in your neighborhood.