September 12, 2023, posted by Michelle – We’re sharing the recipes we’ll have for our September Floral Design Workshop. Did you know that our workshops are full of flowers AND food? We usually serve delicious refreshments and over the years people have requested the recipes. You’ll find all of the recipes we’ve made for the Workshops and other events here on our recipe page.
July 23, 2022, posted by Michelle – We’re so excited to host our first Saturday Tastings event! Saturday, July 23 from 10 – 2.
A tasting buffet will be set up in our lobby for our customers to enjoy. Below you’ll find all the recipes!
All of the dishes are made using a variety of the gourmet condiments we sell. You’ll find honey, olive oil, spices, Mexican vanilla, mustards, tapenades, jams and more for sale in the shop.
We will host these tastings from time to time. Check our social media posts for all upcoming Saturday Tastings events!
I am preparing two main dishes, Baked Virginia Ham and Lamb Chops. Years ago, one of the hostesses for my cookbook club prepared this ham from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. The sauce really makes it special. Surround the ham with parsley or other herbs and slices of oranges and lemons and you will look like a pro! As for the lamb chops, I simply salt and pepper them…nothing fancy as they are so good just as they are. Sometimes I roast them and other times I grill them.
Creamy Deviled Eggs from Martha Stewart. What would Easter be without these little culinary delights? Everyone has a recipe for these but I trust Martha’s recipe.
Fresh Asparagus with Curry Dip from Paula Deen. I have been preparing this recipe for years. While I thought this would be a nice accompaniment with the ham, it’s also great as an appetizer.
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad from Come On In, Junior League of Jackson, MS. For some reason, I love to make this salad in the warmer weather months and Easter certainly ushers in warmer weather in my neck of the woods. This salad has a sweet and savory taste and is great with any type of meat.
Holiday Green Gelatin Salad from Allrecipes. So, this is a basic “Maw Maw” salad but if it has been around this long, it must be darn good. My family would start a revolution if I did not prepare this salad on Easter. My mother in law gave me this recipe and in the link above you’ll find the exact same recipe.
Creamy Hash Brown Casserole from Taste of Home. I have boys and boys like potatoes but they LOVE these!!
Dinner Rolls – A fun thing I like to do is purchase frozen yeast dinner roll dough. I place two rolls standing upright in muffin tin (sprayed with cooking spray) and follow the thawing/rising directions on the package. These are pretty and delicious!
Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake from Paula Deen. I love the pink color of this cake but the taste just screams Spring to me. The perfect finishing touch to a lovely meal. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to make this cake and had to buy one. This very pretty one is from Sugaree’s Bakery. Delicious!
Among our purchases was a single, delicate cordial glass (possibly Moser) that was too beautiful to pass up. It could hold a single small flower or become part of a group of other ornate glassware. We also found a cute nutcracker in the shape of a walnut (about the size of a coconut) and a heavy metal rooster that would ruffle feathers wherever you chose to put it. Afterwards I headed to the Saint Antoine farmers market and bought a bunch of sunflowers and ornamental cabbage for a centerpiece. A perfect day.
The restaurant sits on the water, so she came up with a fishing theme. This is where I came in. They needed flowers for the tables to coordinate with the restaurant and theme. I was so thrilled to work on these arrangements because, outside of their request for colorful flowers, I had free reign.
My friend used burlap runners on the tables, fishing net, the cutest gingham place cards and bobbers for the napkin rings. I went with very natural looking arrangements with sunflowers as the star flower.
I enjoyed working on these and love how the event turned out. If you are in need of invitations or ideas for parties, visit Pink Peppermint Paper to see all the things my friend has to offer.
The peonies were just beautiful and seemed to have just been harvested. It was such a treat to be able to work with such beautiful flowers. We designed the largest arrangement with peonies, hydrangeas, tulips and pale pink roses for her dining room.
We also made up a tall arrangement in a demijohn for the kitchen island and another in a crystal rose bowl for the powder room.
We also placed small individual arrangements in mint julep cups at each place setting. We hear that our clients’ guests really enjoyed these and that makes us so happy.
Fresh flowers are a great way to show your guests how much you appreciate the pleasure of their company. They add beauty, life and warmth to any table.
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2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
½ cup butter
3 cups instant oatmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 tablespoons cocoa
In a small saucepan bring sugar, milk and butter to a boil then turn the heat to low. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, vanilla and cocoa. Pour the sugar mixture in the bowl and stir until well combined. Drop by teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet. Cookies will harden as they cool.
That’s it!! I usually prepare these the day before I need them so that they have a chance to harden.