Take It Literally
An easy and obvious choice is using cauliflower or broccoli florets. Roasting one or both of these veggies together in a hot oven with a little olive oil and salt yields delicious results. The hot oven puts a light crunch around a melt-in-your-mouth veggie.
If you’d rather keep it cool as the weather warms try making a salad of micro florets. Just cut cauliflower and broccoli florets into tiny “flowers” measuring no more than 1/2” in size. Mix them in a bowl along with some grated carrots and minced onion or chopped scallion, season with salt and pepper, and toss with a simple vinaigrette.
Are you less literal and more visual? Then you may prefer to shape food like flowers. Flower-shaped foods can be especially pleasing to young eaters, and are easy to work into breakfast and desserts.
Take it to the Next Level With Accessories
When you want to throw caution to the winds go all out and use dishware, glassware, or linens with flower patterns or designs to turn your table into a garden. And don’t be afraid to set your table with some fresh-cut flowers from your garden.
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