This summer I tried something new. On Mother's Day my daughters gave me a cookbook on edible flowers. In it were recipes for edible flower jellies. So I decided to go out into my flower gardens and experiment with my flowers. This is a process, but I think the results turned out well. Each flower brings a different color and flavor to the jelly. They make me think of stained glass windows.
This summer I have had a small booth at our local community market. I decided to bring the jellies, along with my other creations. They have been popular, as most people are unaware of edible flowers.
Everything I do inspires my work, from my long country walks and the flowers I plant in my gardens, to my travels to other places, particularly trips to Boston, MA and Austin, TX to visit my daughters. I am constantly on the look-out for new ideas, whether inspired by the Vermont countryside or the city, close to home or far away, tasteful and traditional or whimsical and adventurous.
I live in Perkinsville with my husband Andy. We have two daughters, Shanna and
Christina. All three of them have supported me with La Petite Fleur, making it a
true family business!