Perhaps my current obsession with poppies is timely. In the language of flowers, the poppy represents remembrance and this past weekend was one filled with remembrance, collectively and individually.  And poppies, particularly the red, have been used as a symbols in remembering those who have fallen in war. The bloom was beautifully memorialized in John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields, a poem... Continue Reading →

Cravings: Have your next garden tea indoors

The mini red poppy teapot, $34.95 from, um, adorable. I am envisioning the table now. Who needs a centerpiece when every place setting will command attention? It would look lovely in my imaginary tea room in my imaginary beach house. I am thinking some tea and raspberry-topped almond poppy seed cookies would go nicely right about... Continue Reading →

Planting the (poppy) seeds of (baking) despair.

Beauty, fertility, magic...for such a tiny flower, the poppy symbolizes some pretty impressive stuff.  And since ancient times, its seed has been one of the conduits to attaining them. Pretty deep for what, up until recently, I thought of only as a classic topping to your basic bagel. Oh silly me. I remembered seeing poppy seeds as an... Continue Reading →

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