Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis show us how to take advantage of our outdoor plants by using them in food, beverages, cosmetics and other home remedies in HARVEST.
Flower-pressed cheeses make great host gifts and party appetizers. They are simple to assemble in just a few minutes.
1 4-ounce round of cheese
- Rinse the flowers in a bowl filled with cold water by gently dipping the flowers to remove any debris. Lift out and place on a clean, dry towel. Remove individual flower heads from the stems and gently press into the cheese round in any pattern you choose. You can also use the mild-tasting leaves and stems to create patterns with the flowers.
- Serve immediately with fruit, poppy seed crackers, or a sliced baguette, or wrap the cheese with wax paper and store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Reprinted with permission from HARVEST, by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis, copyright © 2017, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.