Floral eats

Floral eats

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It’s all about weird food combinations today.

The thing is, though, I don’t think any of the food combinations I like are weird.

Avocado and Vegemite on toast could be seen as strange, but wait until you try it. Banana soup is another one that might sound odd but the sweet creamy banana goes perfectly with the fiery chilli contained in this dish. 

There is, however, one thing that I know makes people wrinkle their nose in puzzlement. Floral eats!

Rose, lavender, geranium and violet, such lovely flavours, but not many people seem to like them. I am told they are too perfumey, too old fashioned and just weird.

So here is a little round up of my favourite florals, most of which also contain chocolate….

Turkish Delight
photo by Themightyquill on Flikr.com CC BY-SA 2.0
photo by Themightyquill on Flikr.com CC BY-SA 2.0

I’m not talking about Fry’s Turkish Delight, but rather the proper Turkish sweets. Lovely, rose flavoured sweet squares of yum. The nut and seed filled sweets are also rather scrumptious.

Chocolate cremes

beechs-violet-creams
Yes, I am the person who eats chocolate cremes, the ones that are usually left to the end of selection boxes. Rose cremes, violet cremes, geranium and lavender. I’m also partial to citrus cremes, peppermint cremes and coffee cremes.

Luckily, there is a ready supply for floral chocolate cremes from Beech’s Fine Chocolates. You can buy them direct from Beechs or through Animal Aid if you would like to support them.

Parfait Amour
Parfait amour and prosecco
Parfait amour and prosecco

Liquid violets. A must for an Aviator or just add to a glass of prosecco or champagne!

Do you like floral flavours? Or do they taste like you’ve swallowed the perfume departments?

What is the strangest food combination you enjoy?

4 Responses to Floral eats

  1. i’m with you…i don’t think any of the food combos today have been weird. I’m a musician and there’s a saying in my scene that “if you hear a song and like it – then it’s good.” That’s how i’m feeling about all these “weird” food combos. If tastes good it tastes good.

    P.s. I also love edible flowers.

  2. Banana soup?! That sounds weird!

    I have a community garden and I’m slowly learning what flowers we can eat (I love day lilies and have lots of Indian cresses), but I prefer to eat them straight up or in a salad than in let’s say chocolate. My main issue is lavender… a lavender chocolate bar makes me feel like I’m eating the little “bags of lavender” by mom would put in the drawer where she put my clothes.

    As for my weird combo, it’s poutine with ketchup.

    • Lavender is one of the stronger flavours. I have grown nasturtiums before, both for their flowers and seeds which can be pickled like capers.
      I’ve never had poutine but from what I think it might taste like I can imagine ketchup is very nice with it!

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