Legendary Roses

You may know that Portland, Oregon, my hometown, is known as the City of Roses. We have several fabulous public gardens featuring these lovely flowers (come visit!), and on just about any block of any street in any neighborhood, you’ll see wonderful roses in someone’s garden.

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Lemonade with a Twist

I move we make lemonade the official beverage of July. And let’s also make it extra-special by adding a hint of herbal delight. Because lemon itself is such a versatile…

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Please Eat the Flowers, part 3

Because you’re so smart, you probably already know about nasturtiums. They are, I think, the most familiar edible flower. With their distinctive peppery taste and knockout colors, they are a…

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Please Eat the Flowers, part 2

Now that summertime flowers are starting to show their lovely selves, we have even more edible flowers to add to our menus. Delicious possibilities abound. Just remember the safety precautions:…

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