How to: Make an Edible Gumdrop Garland for the Holidays

Is there anything better than pretty decor you can eat? I’m a big fan of edible decor for the holidays! It makes me feel like Willy Wonka telling guests that things are edible, and now you can achieve that same feeling with this incredibly easy edible gumdrop garland that you can string across a section of your home for guests to grab gumdrops from while they mingle. If nothing else, these sugary candies add a little color to your holiday! Continue Reading

20 Edible Weeds

created at: 04/09/2012

Instead of battling weeds this growing season, how about eating them? Care2 has a list of seven fairly common weeds we might have growing in our yards right now. They include:

  • Yellow Dock/Burdock
  • Lamb’s Quarter
  • Dandelions
  • Nettles
  • Amaranth
  • Plantain (weed not banana)
  • Purslane

Old Fashioned Living chips in some suggestions too. Theirs include:

  • Cattails
  • Century plant
  • Chickweed
  • Chicory
  • Epazote
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Goldenrod
  • Horseweed
  • Kudzu
  • Milk thistle
  • Prickly lettuce
  • Sheep’s sorrel
  • Shepherd’s purse

OFL also has an edible weed salad recipe and a caffeine free coffee substitute using hickory and dandelion as well as a list of medicinal uses for weeds. Continue Reading

Roundup: DIY Edible Arrangements and Centerpieces

Veggie Flower Bouquet Treat by Living Locurto

Edible arrangements are quite popular these days. A quick perusal of the internets tells me that they can also be expensive, which is why I am loving these DIY ideas.

Living Locuto’s darling veggie bouquets (pictured above) would get even the most picky, anti-veggie eater to take a second look.

Karen used a head of lettuce as a floral oasis for her fruit filled arrangement.

If you’d rather have your bouquet for dessert, how about this chocolate, foil-covered Easter egg arrangement from Good HousekeepingContinue Reading

Edible Crayons from Luxirare

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C’mon – admit it… you’ve tasted your Crayolas. And they taste like…well, the way they smell.

Not so with these edible crayons from fashion and food site Luxaire. The colors are just as bold, but the medium itself is totally edible.

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   Created from dried fruit, seeds, nuts, herbs, and other edibles, including candy, and were created by hand by being pressed in a mold.DSC_0101

See more of this amazing project here.

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How to Make a Very Berry Edible Centerpiece

created at: 2009/12/04

Skip the pine and flowers this holiday season and go edible with this charming berry tree. Decorative and practical, the strawberry tree is topped with an edible star as well! It’s creator, cookie and dessert aficionado Tish Boyle, graciously shares with us a tutorial of how to put one together.

We’ll start with the supplies:

  • 1 floral foam or green styrofoam cone (measuring 4 to 5 inches in diameter at the base and 12 inches high)
  • 1 box of toothpicks
  • 4 one-pound containers of fresh Driscoll strawberries
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 slice from a carambola fruit (aka star fruit)*

*If you can’t find a star fruit, Tish suggests taking a 1-inch star shaped cookie cutter to a slice of mango. Continue Reading

How-To: Edible Utensils.

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This one goes into the why?-because-you-can file : Toasty pâte brisée serving utensils and ramekin. Bread bowls? Ha!

Speak French? Then tell us all what this says, cause I’m sure it sounds savory: “oilà il est à présent temps de voter pour le projet qui vous semble le plus pertinent. Attention, fin des votes le lundi 9 novembre à 12h. Un grand merci à Nathalie pour avoir joué le jeu et pour sa proposition qui donne carrément envie de lécher l’écran !”

Get the instructions (in French) and a template here! Continue Reading