Saturday, August 4, 2012

****Freshly Picked - Saturday Foodie Fun****

As if the highly addictive floral print trend wasn't enough burden on my wallet and closet, I had to go and discover another reason to love the fun, colorful and sometimes fragrant natural beauties. Birthed out of a wild idea fest of fun new popsicles by Meredith of Family Fresh Cooking and her two children, these flower infused frozen treats are not only beautiful to look at but healthy and delicious.  After stepping outside my frigid apartment to walk down to the laundry room and returning about as sweaty as if I'd gone out for a run, this recipe is exactly what I need right now.  Can't wait to try it and I'm wondering how I can incorporate this into the wedding plans without a meltdown disaster.....
or bachelorette party....
and infused with a bit of alchohol....

While my idea machine churns away, head to Farm Fresh for a list of local farms that offer edible flowers and follow the recipe below.

w h a t  t o  k n o w :
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 popsicles
  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
i n g r e d i e n t s :
  • 16 ounces Cold Water
  • 1 ounce Orange Blossom Water
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Plain Stevia Drops or your favorite natural sweetener to taste (Honey would be great too) I used one full dropper of stevia.
  • a handful of Organic Edible Flowers, rinsed and remove petals
  • popsicle molds or dixie cups 
  • popsicle sticks
w h a t  t o  d o :

  • Have pop molds handy and make sure you have room in your freezer. 
  • Combine water, orange blossom water and lemon juice. 
  • Sweeten to taste. 
  • Pour mixture into molds. 
  • Freeze without sticks and petals for about 1 hour. 
  • Remove from freezer and add flower petals. You can push them into the molds with the help of a long, skinny spoon or pop stick. 
  • Make sure the flowers are scattered throughout the pops. 
  • Add sticks and freeze for 2-3 hours more until solid. 


1 comment:

januarysublime said...

Such a cool idea!! Didn't know organic edible flowers existed! xx

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