Unexpected lunch – Monique Chambers

bloom-salad-mI have had a love affair with edible flowers since getting Francis Bissell’s ‘Scented Kitchen‘ as a gift. Since then I have foraged for and picked flowers, herbs and leaves; participated in workshops and practiced at every opportunity. However, I did once end up at A&E having mistaken a non edible plant as an ingredient for brunch, so please do be careful and be absolutely sure the plant you pick is the one you can eat.

There are occasional walks that will highlight the most common safe and dangerous plants, and today, Duo, an Qawra-based restaurant hosted a demo and tasting at a garden centre.

Not all flowers have much flavour; rose petals and nasturtium are exceptions that are easily found locally. Duo presented some mini cheese pies, pork towers, a beautiful looking salad, flower power iced-pops, stuffed zucchini flowers, a risotto and a chocolate mousse.  The latter prepared in minature teracotta flower pots and decorated with pansies.

I had never heard of Duo before, so will pay a visit in the not too distant future, and hope they have some of the same items on their menu.

Watch this space.

Monique Chambers
Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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