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Flower Power

After some great success with a lavender and blueberry sauce I was thinking it would be fun to have a whole party based around flower/flowering food and drink. I've got blooming flower tea and rose-infused vodka on the list, and my local market occasionally sells edible flowers around this time of year - but what are some other flower-based dishes I should be looking at? What should I be looking out for in terms of safety and not accidentally poisoning my guests? What kind of springtime courses would be in season? (For the sake of my sanity I'm going to try for buffet style small plates) And is there anyplace online or in the NYC area that specializes in edible flowers? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Apr 12, 2014 - 31 answers

Rose Bowl Parade

Is there any place online to view pictures of the Rose Bowl parade float winners?
posted by jenh526 on Jan 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Chew the rows.

What is the knowledge and perception of the Tudor Rose symbol outside of England? [more inside]
posted by Jehan on Nov 3, 2012 - 35 answers

Roses.

Help me find a rose-scented body wash from my Parisian past! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Aug 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me eat and drink more flowers!

I love food and drinks with floral flavors. How can I incorporate more delicious floral foods and beverages into my life? [more inside]
posted by oblique red on Apr 30, 2012 - 44 answers

I Want Roses (sung to the tune of I Want Candy)

Do I persevere with unexpected baby rose bushes growing out of sand which used to be the base of neglected turf? Rose experts, please advise me. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Jan 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find these earrings! They mean a lot to me.

Help me find these blue rose earrings, please. [more inside]
posted by carpediem on Nov 19, 2011 - 4 answers

How could I make rose-infused bourbon?

What's a good way to make rose-infused bourbon? Other liquor infusion recipes also welcome. [more inside]
posted by sunnichka on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Ms. Rose Bush thanks you for keeping her alive for another year

What's the best way to winterize my potted rose bush? And when do I do it? I live in zone 7A. [more inside]
posted by bluesapphires on Oct 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Can't Read My, No He Can't Read My Leatherface

Asking for a friend: Where can he buy/find/listen to/download the song "Waco" by Timberline Rose from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? [more inside]
posted by peagood on Aug 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Let's see what you can do, askme. Where can I buy the rose called "Picture?"

Help me wow my dad. Where can I buy the hybrid tea rose named "Picture?" [more inside]
posted by semacd on Mar 24, 2011 - 12 answers

A Skunk By Any Other Name

I have always found skunk odor and roses to share similar scent. In my opinion, it's strikingly similar, but almost nobody agrees with me. What chemical, if any, do they have in common? [more inside]
posted by gilrain on Sep 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Childhood Book Set in Medieval Times

I read this book in the 1970s or possibly the early 1980s. The story is set in medieval times, the main character is a girl and it has to do with damask roses (breeding or raising them?). There's more too it of course, but that's all I remember. The book was a paperback and the cover had a full colour drawing of the girl on the front standing by some roses. I believe she's wearing a rose coloured cotehardie or something similar. A rock wall or well may have also been in the background of the cover.
posted by deborah on Aug 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Any products using roses

I am looking for gift type products that either incorporate roses, are rose scented, rose flavored, etc.. for my elderly mother-in-law. [more inside]
posted by gudrun on Feb 6, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I grow rosa rugosa indoors?

Oh hive mind: wield your mighty collective horticulture-fu to help me bring the seashore to my apartment! Help me figure out how to grow Rosa Rugosa inside and make my sweetheart happy! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Jul 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Does Charlie Rose own a television studio?

"From our studio in New York, this is Charlie Rose" ---- who does the "our studio" refer to? Wikipedia and the Official Charlie Rose website don't appear to shed any light. Does Charlie and his co-executive producer own the studio? WNET? Bueller? Bonus question: why is it announced that way, other than to stick in the mind of the listener?
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Mar 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Mutant rose bush?

What's up with my rose bush? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Mar 6, 2009 - 7 answers

What's she saying?

Please watch about ten seconds of this youtube video to help me understand what is being said. The video is 'cued up' to the right place, so you needn't watch the whole thing. [more inside]
posted by ShameSpiral on Dec 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking to bake a rose or lavender flavored chocolate cake.

Looking for recipes and/or tips for baking with rose or lavender. In particular, I'm interested in making a chocolate cake with rose flavoring. Or lavender as a backup. [more inside]
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian on Oct 21, 2008 - 10 answers

looking for a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design

Please help me find a book or full picture of a certain Charles Rennie Mackintosh design. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Aug 19, 2007 - 5 answers

In search of some roses

I'm interested in starting a few rose plants and I have no idea where I can find out about certain strains that appear to be ghosts on the internet. I've found that there is some people who have genetically engineered a blue rose and I'm interested in acquiring a blue rose plant engineered or not and I don't want to just dye white roses blue. Any information about roses that look like the ones from the film "V for Vendetta" is also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Aug 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Obscure Dutch Painter Filter

This is going to be really difficult, I think, but it's worth a shot. A long time ago I saw (on dutch tv) a documentary about a young dutch painter/artist of the seventies. He was in his twenties back then, I believe, and he died (of cancer?) soon after (that is, probably also in the seventies). Can anyone tell me what his name is? Somehow whenever I think back of this documentary a rose pops into my mind, but I don't know why. Perhaps it was a painting of his.
posted by Skyanth on Apr 10, 2005 - 2 answers

Is there a rose in the book The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco?

In the book The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, is there a rose in the book? I think I might have missed that reference. What name and what rose is the title referring to?
posted by timyang on Jan 2, 2005 - 11 answers

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