Here’s a lovely, fun summer dinner! Neatly sprinkled with edible flowers, this colorful meal really satisfies
The fruit and veggie platter is garnished with borage, monarda, mint flowers and sprigs, and nasturtium. Also from our garden: blueberries, a smattering of red and black raspberries, beans, and broccoli.
The cheese, pepperoni, and egg platter is garnished with mint and nasturtium. The salad includes three kinds of lettuce, kale, lamb’s quarters, wood sorrel, bachelor buttons, monarda, two kinds of calendula, and white and red clover. Adding various vegetables, seeds, cheese, and salad dressing make a delicious and nutritious salad. This dinner was an opportunity to try different flavors. My girls discovered that mint tastes great with cantaloupe, and lemon tastes yummy with banana. And I discovered that raspberry tastes great in a salad with Italian dressing!
The "apple" pie was actually the main course! Not made with apples, but with a secret ingredient from the vegetable garden, you’ll have to wait until I post the recipe to find out! I promise I’ll do it soon!
This is what Christina thinks of this meal. Bon appetit!
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