Stop and Taste the Roses — Recipes for Valentine's Day February 09 2015
When creating our Rose Petal Darjeeling Sugar, I was inspired by the vast amount of roses grown in our home state of Arizona. The rose family is probably one of the six most economically important crop plant families that we know of. Rosaceae, the botanical species, also includes apples, pears, quinces, loquats, almonds, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, and raspberries.
Farm workers pull weeds from a field of roses at Woolf Leyton Farms in Waddell, Arizona. They grow around 300 varieties of roses and ship them. Read the full story of Woolf Leyton Farms here.
The Language of Flowers, sometimes called floriography, was a means of cryptological communication using flowers between lovers, gifts of blooms, plants, and specific floral arrangements were used to send a coded message to the recipient, allowing the sender to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud in Victorian society.
Explore the language of love this Valentine's Day with these recipes using our Rose Petal Darjeeling, Lavender Fleur and Jasmine Oolong Aromatic Finishing Sugars. Start with a light botanical beverage of Petals & Prosecco, then an "Eat Light For Later" Salad with a Rose petal Darjeeling Vinaigrette, and finish the meal off with a lovely dessert of sponge cake topped with Crème Chantilly & Macerated Strawberries. If nothing else, remember this; Keep It Sweet and Savory by making the moment your own!