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Using edible flowers for cake decorating is an easy and simple way to add a touch of simple elegance to the presentation of your cake. Edible flowers and plants are commonly used for as decoration for wedding cakes, but can be used for all occasions as a way of enhancing the aesthetics of your cake. If you’re looking for a unique, natural way to decorate your cake for your next event, consider using edible blossoms.
You may be wondering what flowers are edible. While there are a number of beautiful flowers, not all are safe and fit for human consumption. Common edible flowers for cake include roses, Easter and tiger lilies, orchids, daisies, petunias, and pansies.
Each of these flowers have their own uniqu (more…)
When you think about salsa, chances are you think of the classic mild salsa dip. You know the one: chunks of supple tomatoes, soft cooked onions, just a touch of heat from the chilis, and a nice hit of acid from the acerbic citrus juice. There’s no doubting that this classic version can be delicious, but why not expand your horizons?
Of all the different types of salsa, southwestern salsa is doubtlessly one of the favorites in my house. Smoky chipotle mingles with the sweetness of fresh kernels of corn to give new life to what many see as a boring, all too ubiquitous sauce. As an added bonus, southwestern salsa recipes can be easily adapted to make some of the most delicious meals around. Don’t believe me? Here are jus (more…)
Top Green Tea Diet
Your daughter has definitely entered an entirely different part of the country. Her phone calls home are about crawfish boils, creole dishes, and other kinds of cajun specialties. Her first three years at college have been south in the state of Louisiana and after she completes her Bachelors Degree this year she may be staying [...]
While we typically think of flowers as something just to be seen, humans have always known that certain flower petals can also be eaten. Today, the crystallized rose petal and other edible blossoms are used in many different ways to enhance our eating experience. Here’s what you need to know about the crystallized rose petal [...]
Few industries are growing as fast as craft brewing. In 2015, the number of operating craft breweries in the U.S. grew 15% to more than than 4,200, which was the most in the history of the country. Craft beer now makes up about 12% of the overall beer market in the U.S., and the craft [...]
Health and Fitness
- Well: War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal
Moral injury resembles post-traumatic stress disorder with an added burden of guilt, and requires different treatment. [...]
- Well: Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required
Firms promise to help consumers spot metabolic red flags. Critics say the services persuade healthy people to seek unneeded treatment. [...]
- Well: A Doctor on Schedule, Rarely on Time
Everyone can tell when I’m behind. Every visit is pared to essentials. Paperwork is postponed, chatting minimized. [...]
- Well: Early Puberty in Girls Raises the Risk of Depression
Those who developed breasts younger than their peers had a higher risk of depression, a new study found. [...]
- Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener Solved!
Readers solve the case of a previously healthy 67-year-old gardener who is too exhausted and feverish to garden. [...]