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Last Friday, with Olive and Anne, we made a little tour around our neighbourhood collecting foliage and flowers before putting together some rustic wreaths. Here are a couple I made – one filled with bay leaf, lavender, pomegranate, and fennel flower, the other long lasting natives. Baby Leo helped too.

Check out the article I wrote last year for The Planthunter on how to make your own wreath. It’s super easy and fun.

    All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

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Adventures in Cooking, a blog run by the very sweet Eva, is a goldmine of gorgeous recipes and food styling. Here are two recipes of hers that use edible flowers. Check out the full article here.

Peach & Rosemary Blossom Lemonade

6 cups water
1 cup honey
4 ripe peaches, cut into 8ths
1 and 1/4 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup rosemary blossoms, plus a few rosemary sprigs for garnish
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Combine all ingredients.
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts and Lavender

Roasted Brussel Sprouts
1 and ½ lbs Brussels sprouts
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon brown sugar
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Toasted Hazelnuts & Lavender
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup hazelnuts
1 teaspoon dried lavender
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
parchment paper
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For the brussel sprouts, I tossed them with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper before roasting. While they were baking away in the oven, I toasted some hazelnuts on the stovetop and added a bit of dried lavender at the end of the cook time, giving it a good stir. Once the brussel sprouts were finished, I tossed them all together and the resulting dish was one full of flavor, texture, and a wonderfully intoxicating aroma.
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All images and recipes by Eva Kosmas.

While we’re on the subject of edibles, be sure to check out 101 Cookbooks simple tips for drying herbs.

Cute use of flowers by Laila Gohar at Sunday Supper. I will be copying the clover ice cubes.

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This sweet tumblr documents the little rooftop garden and indoor plants of Brooklyn resident Liz Tan, Super cute, check it out here.

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