Flavoured salt: smoked paprika and calendula

Flavoured Salt: Smoked Paprika and Calendula by The Floral Mixtress

Eating flowers is not all about eating their pretty little faces you know. Sure they make a plate look awful pretty but they also bring some serious nutrition to the table too. Calendula flowers are packed full of antioxidant constituents such as flavonoids and carotenoids. They also contain some vitamin C and phosphorus. If you’re using dried flowers they are unlikely to have much in the way of vitamin C  left (heat and oxygen will cause the vitamin C to break down) but the minerals, flavonoids and carotenoids should still be present. Continue reading

Roast Carrot and Coriander Flower Dip

Roast Carrot and Coriander Flower Dip by The Floral Mixtress

It is a wise florista who keeps her girlfriends close. Without mine I am sure I would be even more barking mad than I currently am. Also, they are a whole ton of fun. I very much enjoy eating, drinking and having heart-to-hearts with mine – not sure what I have done to deserve such a wonderful group of friends but I am very grateful for their presence in my life. Continue reading