Flower Cheese?

I took a break today to enjoy a delicious cup of navy bean soup. Recently, in aid of trying to drop some extra pounds, I’ve been more midnful of what I eat at work during the day. I’ve heard that one should try to spread out their meals and eat frequent small and healthy portions so after my oh-so-healthy morning cereal, I allow myself a apple, a banana, and later another apple. (On a side note I got some of the new Opal apples; they are dee-licious!)

Today, though, I felt the need for something with a bit more substance so I crept up to the cafeteria to see what healthy offerings they had, and I found the navy bean soup. It too, was dee-licious.

While I was enjoying it, I decided to take a few minutes to blog-hop and I found myself at Sharon Lovejoy’s beautiful blog. Sharon always has beautiful photographs, good recipes, and a taste of a life enjoyed the way I think it ought to be. (And the way I hope to enjoy it eventually.) Today Sharon shared a recipe for flower cheese (I’m not kidding!) and photographs of the same. The finished product was stunning!

Sharon says that hollyhock blossoms are one of her favorites. When I was a child there was a church next door to where we lived that was filled with hollyhocks; every time I see them I am reminded of my childhood. I tried unsuccessfully to grow an exotic black hollyhock from seed last year and now I think I’ll try again. Black hollyhock blossoms with a mixture of other colors in a batch of flower cheese? Sounds like something wonderful to me!

If you haven’t yet visited Sharon’s blog, check it out. You’ll be glad you did!

Oh by the way, Sharon is the author of one of my favorite books: Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars: Grandma’s Bag of Tricks.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.

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