23 August, 2011

Thrifts - Flower Cookery - The Art of Cooking with Flowers

This book was a birthday present from one of my aunts.  It's full of recipes using flowers as the main ingredient - and not just candied pansies and rosewater sauce.
There are recipes for infused liquors and syrups and salads, among other things.
I also found it really interesting, reading the introduction, that the author and her husband had lived in Mexico in one of D.H. Lawrence's old homes.
My aunt tells me that she and my uncle found the book in a $1 book grab-bag from a library book sale.
Also, the apron the book is lying on was made for me by the same aunt for my birthday.  It's so cute and looks very vintage.  I love it!


  1. Have you ever made hot & sour soup with dried lily buds?

  2. Not yet, but I'll have to see if there's a recipe in there for it.

  3. Except I'm allergic to the smell of lilies. I wonder if I'd be able to eat them?

  4. It's not the smelly kind of lily, it's the daylily kind of lily. I think the fragrant one is Asian and the non- is Oriental. You buy them dried in a Chinese store and they don't have much of an odor. They are delicious. If you need a recipe let me know, I have a very good one. I still can't figure out how to sign into this thing so I post Anon. but it's MKM.