Archive for September, 2009
Today I was surfing the net for some cool resources Tulips Talk readers might enjoy and found the Snapdragons blog with Jane Lindsey.
Jane has a wonderful flower tutorial with great instructions for putting flowers together.
Check it out here: http://snapdragongarden.co.uk/step%20by%20step_July.htm
While reading Jane’s blog I came across another blogger – Vintage Pretty
VP wrote a great article called “Heaven Scent” (tips to keeping your house smelling fab) which you can read here: http://vintagepretty.org/2005/06/21/heaven-scent/
I also found a blog post by Anna Spiro, Interior Designer in Brisbane Australia and author of Absolutely Beautiful things that is just pretty to look at http://absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com/ and even has some great flowers and things!
Be sure to order your cut flowers from Eden Florist to make your special bouquet.
September 26th, 2009
Libra ~ September 24 – October 23
The romantic and charming Libran is considered the most balanced of signs (hence the symbolic scales). This air sign is often known as a kind and gentle diplomat. The Libra is a dreamer by nature, able to see the bigger picture. Libra is fair, elegant and refined. The intelligent Libra thrives on balance.
Gerbera daisies suit a Libra’s artful eye. Librans like full, lush bouquets with lots of flowers. The balancing fair nature of Libra enjoys fragrant bouquets of roses.
Libra’s colors are blue, lavender, pale greens and their birthstone is the opal.
Be sure to order flowers for your favorite Libran from Eden Florist!
September 24th, 2009
Confused about whether or not to send flowers to express your sympathy?
In the article “Avoiding Confusion” Kim Stacey says “The traditional funeral ritual plays a key role in the grieving process. As tradition has given way to new forms and behaviors, still the most common funeral-related ritual, is the sending, receiving and viewing of flowers.”
In a study entitled, “The Role of Flowers and Plants in the Bereavement Process,” funded jointly by the American Floral Endowment and the Society of American Florists Information Committee, more than half of the bereaved surveyed strongly agreed that flowers were a critical component of the funeral ritual that helped them deal with their grief.
She goes on to say, “At the funeral service, flowers also help brighten a somber environment and provide a topic of conversation and a tranquil focal point.”
More important than the role of flowers in keeping conversation going, the study further demonstrated that because of their soothing qualities, sympathy flowers displayed at funerals actually had a positive impact on the emotional well-being of the bereaved.
After the funeral service, arrangements and plants act as keepsakes to brighten the home and in the case of flowering plants, can serve as a living memorial to the deceased. Not only that, caring for the plants can provide hours of pleasure and an emotional connection to the missing loved one.”
To read the rest of the article, visit: http://www.funeralwire.com/features/feature.php?id=60
To send flowers to show your sympathy and condolences, visit Eden Florist today.
September 23rd, 2009
It’s amazing all the herbs and flowers you can cook with. Here ia a recipe I found for beef tenderloin with lavender and peppercorns. Try it. It is really good.
1 (3- to 4-pound) beef tenderloin roast
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoons whole white peppercorns
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender flowers
Bring roast to room temperature before cooking. Trim the tenderloin of fat and silverskin. Note: Silverskin is the silvery-white connective tissue. It doesn’t dissolve when the tenderloin is cooked, so it needs to be trimmed away.
Pat the beef dry with paper towels. Lightly oil outside of roast.
In a small spice or coffee grinder, coarsely grind the black peppercorns, white peppercorns, fennel seeds, thyme, and lavender flowers; rub mixture all over the meat. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight (preferably).
Preheat oven to 425°F. Unwrap roast and place onto a rack in a shallow baking pan, tucking the thin end under to make it as thick as the rest of the roast. Place roast onto a rack in a shallow baking pan, tucking the thin end under to make it as thick as the rest of the roast. Roast for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F and continue to roast until the internal temperature reaches desired temperature on a meat thermometer (see below).
Rare – 120°F
Medium Rare – 125°F
Medium – 130°F
Remove from oven and transfer onto a cutting board; let stand 15 minutes before carving (meat temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the oven).
Transfer onto a serving platter and serve immediately with any accumulated juices.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
For a complete list of edible flowers, Check out the Edible Flower Chart at Eden Florist.
September 22nd, 2009
A flower doesn’t turn toward the sun because it needs to, but because it wants to, and so the process is effortless and joyful. ~ the universe.
Every day I receive a wonderful “note from the Universe.” It is called TUT™ and they are “Brief passages written by ‘The Universe,’ designed to remind you that you have, indeed, been given dominion over all things.”
You can learn more and subscribe at www.Tut.com.
And be sure to send flowers to someone you love, with your favorite note from the universe tucked in!
September 21st, 2009