Edible Flowers & why I’m not allowed to go to Whole Foods alone…

July 5th, 2010


I went into Whole Foods to buy edible flowers…

which I had been searching for tirelessly in the DC area for weeks as part of the third match of our Tasty (Kitchen) Tennis game… edible flowers for breakfast… in fact, I scared the poor guy at the Whole Foods when I called to ask for edible flowers…

Produce Guy: Yes, we have edible flowers
Ginny (in disbelief): Really? No, you can’t!
Produce Guy: Yes, we do
Ginny (in a really excited voice!): Oh, that is wonderful! I’m so excited! I’ve been calling everyone! You really have some?

so, I got off the phone and drove over to Whole Foods… I grabbed three containers of flowers and then thought… oh, I’ll look around… that is where the trouble started… ooo… cute little quail eggs… oh, a sample of white fish? of course…. delicious…. only $9.99 a pound… I’ll take a pound… dried gooseberries? I wonder if they are like the jam…

Juan: Hey! What is up?
Ginny: Never let me go to Whole Foods alone. I spent way too much but I do have pretty little flowers and some quail eggs… plus I’m going to make us some yummy fish…

The fish was quite yummy. There were Marigolds in the flower containers, which have a slight peppery taste. I wanted to keep the dish simple to really bring out the flavor of the fish and flowers. I just used a little lime juice and ginger. A delicious combination and worth every penny!

Ginny’s Marigold and Ginger White Fish

1 2 in piece of ginger, chopped
6 marigold heads, chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound whitefish (I forgot the name of the fish- started with a T but was not tilapia- you want something with a mild flavor. I liked this one because it was mild but a little fatty so it was very moist when cooked)
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons lime juice

1. Heat the olive oil in a pan with the ginger over medium heat until the olive oil begins the sizzle.
2. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper and place in the frying pan.
3. Cook on both sides for 4-5 minutes each.
4. For the last minute, sprinkle with lime juice and the marigolds.

P.S. For more flower ideas, stay tuned for the third round of Tasty (Kitchen) Tennis.

Tasty (Kitchen) Tennis… Tofu for Dessert

June 21st, 2010


For the second match of Tasty (Kitchen) Tennis… our players had to come up with Tofu for Dessert…

Aaron started with a brilliant Ace that led to him winning the match with his own recipe of Chocolate Mousse Cake. He found it to be very good the next day as the taste of tofu was gone.

While Ginny continued her brownie obsession with a serve of Vegan Chocolate Brownies. Afraid of tofu, she added 1 cup of chocolate chips and iced with chocolate butter cream. However, these addition were unnecessary because these brownies are amazing! Very moist and cake-like!

Don’t miss the third round in two weeks! These master (kitchen) tennis players will be back to bring you: EDIBLE FLOWERS for BREAKFAST!

Please stay tuned!

Also, if you would like to participate in the next round, email ginnygetsfloury [at] gmail [dot] com by July 3, 2010, the name of your blog, its URL, the recipe and a photograph. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to participate- just email me the recipe with a picture. I’ll hope you join us for another round of Tasty (Kitchen) Tennis!

Introducing… Tasty (Kitchen) Tennis…

June 6th, 2010


Let us meet the contestants…

First, we have Aaron, master of bread baking and pizza throwing. He has a soft spot for bagels and breadsticks.  Then, we have Ginny, queen of chopping and carving.  She fights back with determination and creativity.

Before we get to the first match, let us review to the rules for those of you new to the game.  One contestant
picks a ingredient and the other a meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert).  The contestants must make the meal and, you, the crowd, decide the winner of the round, plus if you want to join in (see the details at the end).

For this first round, Ginny said Strawberries and Aaron countered with lunch.  Ginny’s first serve, a strawberry-avocado-balsamic sandwich, came up short- hitting the net.  Ouch!


Next, Aaron had a perfect serve with Salmon Burger with Balsamic Strawberries and Onions. The balsamic strawberries were a ridiculously good addition to the sandwich— super sweet and tangy on top of the salmon.

Ginny volleyed it back with Strawberry-Tomato Gazpacho with Manchego Cheese Grilled Cheese. The strawberries lent a nice sweetness to the traditional tomato cold soup and went perfect with the grilled cheese.

So now, who you do you think won?  Please leave your answer below…

Don’t miss the second round in two weeks! These master (kitchen) tennis players will be back to bring you:  TOFU for DESSERT!

Please stay tuned!

Also, if you would like to participate in the next round, email ginnygetsfloury [at] gmail [dot] com by June 19, 2010, the name of your blog, its URL, the recipe and a photograph.  If you don’t have a blog, feel free to participate- just email me the recipe with a picture.  I’ll hope you join us for another round of Tasty (Kitchen) Tennis!