Friday, April 10, 2015

Where have all the flowers gone?

Have always loved the sweet old fashioned, favourite flowers like violetscornflowers, viola, nasturtium and marigolds to name a few and they are not only pretty to look at, they are also great for culinary use. Just make sure they have not come into contact with spray or herbicides. 
Have read that edible flowers were especially popular back in the Victorian era.

A scattering of flowers over a dish or mixed in with a green salad is a good way to add some interest and colour to a meal.

When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one
~ Princess Grace of Monaco

We had a lovely Easter weekend and spent a wonderful time with our DD home. Lots of long walks out in the glorious sunshine, delectable food, {Victoria cooked a delicious dinner one evening} and hot cross buns from the oven and not to forget the chocolate.
Just as well Easter comes around only once a year.
 Thank you for your kind notes you left me - I am feeling well now after a touch of the flu. Also appreciate the new followers to my blog, merci beaucoup.

It is almost the weekend! time to kick off your shoes and relax now
I hope that you enjoy the weekend


  1. Those flowers are so pretty. Glad to hear you had a good Easter!

    xo Azu

  2. So many gorgeous selections Carolyn!! And you are so right about there uses and benefits!! I am so glad that you had that family time over the weekend! Your bouquets up there are jaw dropping!! Here is to another great weekend! Nicole xo

  3. My dearest Carolyn, so good to hear you feel weel again after your flu!
    So I hope, you will have a lovely and wonderful weekend, you can enjoy !
    Edible Flowers.....I never tried, because I more appreciate to see them in my garden ;O)
    Happy relaxing weekend, my dear friend,
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  4. I love flowers decorations on a plate, especially on salads and on cakes! they look so nice and old-fashioned:)
    Nice to hear that you had a pleasent Easter!

  5. I like flowers, but to eat them? No I don't think so.

  6. Hello Carolyn,
    I'm happy you are feeling better. the pictures you posted are lovely.
    Big hug,

  7. As our spring breaks out all over here it is interesting to think of you beginning the wind down to Autumn. I love edible flowers and must try to grow more of them.

  8. Kicking off the shoes and relaxing is a great idea, dearest Carolyn ;o))
    I'm happy that you had a wonderful Easter-time with your daughter - these family-times get more and more precious! Your edible flowers look really pretty - I love salads (or sweet dishes) with flowers especially daisies, violets and the blossoms of wild garlic!
    Lots of hugs and a fine weekend, Traude
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  9. Yes, dear Carolyn, I also love to use flowers in salats of all kinds, they give it a touch of romance and lovely colours.
    Do you grow all these beautiful flowers in your garden ? We had a silent Easter , here, but with lovely sun some of the days, -so great for you you saw your daughter home for the week!!
    Hugs from Dorthe

  10. Beautiful flowers, dear Carolyn! They are so bright and happy looking :)

    I am so, so, so glad you're feeling better! May you have a delightful weekend. Hugs!

  11. That Princess Grace quote is so lovely and I love the idea of edibles flowers. It's something I'd be down with trying but I think I might hesitate if they're too pretty ;p Have a wonderful weekend Carolyn!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  12. Glad you are feeling better. I don't think that I have ever eaten a flower, another thing to try someday! xx

  13. Glad you are feeling better. The flowers are lovely but I have a hard time thinking of them as edible. Though I did have something recently at a French restaurant that did have flowers (forget which kind) and it was perfectly fine. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  14. Flowers in there many colours are lovely to look at ...... but nowadays chefs are using them in cooking too.

    Glad you're feeling a little better

    Have a good weekend

    All the best Jan

  15. Good evening dear Carolyn,
    Happy to hear you are feeling better.
    I love Nasturtiums and violets.. I use to grow both, but they do not do well here. I did taste the leaf of the nasturtium.. Had a pepper taste as I recall. My neighbor use to put them on her salads.
    Wishing you a beautiful week.

  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    Edible flowers are a lovely addition and I've written a blog about them before. You can read that here: {Edible Flowers}
    Glad you are feeling better now and wishing you a blessed and quiet weekend.

  17. lovely bouquet, I like the colours. Groetjes,


  18. ♭♫ه° ·.
    Flores super lindas, super coloridas!!!

    Bom fim de semana!

  19. Hi dear Carolyn !! Que lindas flores .. Que tengas un buen domingo

  20. I think those flowers are on this site of the world now....:-)))...have a Nice weekend and i Will take care of them!

  21. Lovely flowers, Carolyn! So happy to hear you are feeling better! xoxo

  22. Glad you are feeling better and that you had a lovely Easter!

  23. Glad to hear you are feeling better Carolyn. The flowers are just lovely. I've read that one can coat them with sugar for desserts as well. Happy new week my friend.


  24. Blessings and much love.
    All your postings are lovely as you are.
    Love Jeanne

  25. Sorry I am a bit behind in catching up with posts! I have like adding flowers to a salad. I was reading the other day about eating daises - they are meant to have a nutty flavour have you tried them? Sarah x

    1. Hi Sarah,

      No have not tried daisies but would like to try them - a nutty flavour sounds good. Thanks for your visit.
      Carolyn x


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