A blend of 4 liquors, this fruity cocktail goes down easy but packs a mighty wallop. Complement the drink's eerie green hue with red 'slime' you can easily make yourself with just corn syrup and red food coloring.
All parts of a pea plant are edible, including blossoms, shoots, tendrils and pods. Young shoots taste the best, while older ones tend to be tough and stringy. Pea shoots and blooms make a beautiful addition to spring salads and stir-fries. Many chefs use young pea plants to make pea stock or even ice cream. If you’re growing peas for shoots, harvest micro-greens when plants are 2-4 inches tall (roughly 2 weeks) and snap greens when plants are 4-8 inches tall (roughly 2-4 weeks). This pink-flowered variety is a snow pea known as ‘Dwarf Grey Sugar.’ Vines aren’t dwarf, though, growing 4 to 5 feet tall.
This is a popular way to make sure your fur child gets immortalized on your big day. Wedding photographer Leigh Hayward of Charleston, S.C., says about 20 percent of the wedding photos she shoots include dogs. “I seldom shot wedding photos with dogs five or six years ago,” she says. “But now it’s pretty common.”
When she's not coordinating weddings or planning workshops, Miranda Crace of Detroit-based company Spoke Events often puts together beautiful tablescapes for styled photoshoots. Here, she's at work arranging votive candles and plates, with florals from Studio Terrain and calligraphy name cards from Plume & Proper.
Nothing says “Awwww, how cute” like having your pup in those first official photos of you as a future married couple. “I’d say about 60 percent of my engagement shots include dogs,” says Rebecca Enslein of The Studio B Photography in Atlanta. Enslein suggests having a friend accompany you to the engagement shoot, and then taking your pup(s) home when their portion of the shoot is over. Their attention spans are short, after all.
The shoots of sugar snap peas make a fantastic addition to salads and sandwiches. They offer a taste that has a hint of pea, but then a green flavor that’s purely pea shoot and delicious. To harvest shoots, pinch stems just above the second set of leaves. Vine tips, leaves, stems, blooms and tendrils are all edible. You can also eat the shoots of other edible peas—just avoid flowering sweet pea shoots.
This display skips the evergreen shoots and poinsettias, but not the seasonal feel. Large off-white vases filled with snow-colored tulips flank the firebox, while candles of different height and intensity create light and interest on the mantel.
Inside a true bulb is a central shoot that contains layers of leaves and immature flowers. With bulbs planted in your garden, this central shoot forms after flowers fade. This is why it’s important to let leaves of bulbs like tulips and daffodils remain and stay green until they naturally die back. As long as leaves are green, they’re helping to store food that helps form the shoot for next year’s show. Most true bulbs have a protective papery skin (think onion, daffodil, tulip). An exception to this rule are the lilies, including Asiatic and Oriental types.