Pretty soon we will be celebrating the first of May. In Greece we gather wild flowers, making wreaths and decorating our homes with them. It’s always such a colorful and happy day to enjoy a picnic in the countryside with family and friends. With May Day in mind we started playing with edible flowers in the kitchen of the Odyssey!
We created a delicious chocolate cookie with edible flowers that I will share with you on the blog very soon. We also put flowers in water and froze them! Please enjoy this ‘recipe’ that we had so much fun making: ice cubes with edible flowers! These ice cubes will make every drink look festive and get you in the swing of Spring!
To get in the mood for May Day, we gathered some lovely quotes about flowers. Have fun looking for pretty flowers and making the ice cubes!
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.”
Robert A. Heinlein
“In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.”
Kakuzō Okakura, The Book Of Tea
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.”
“Flowers are the Romeos and the Juliets of the nature!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”
“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.”
“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.”
Clare Ansberry, The Women of Troy Hill: The Back-Fence Virtues of Faith and Friendship
“I believe that flowers are like people. Flowers come in different colours, shapes and sizes. Some extremely rare and some very common. They are all beautiful in their own unique way.”