I am a florist, chef, writer, speaker, gardener and mom, My daily practice integrates aesthetics, nutrition and health. We live and work at a city studio with an urban garden that produces flowers and food for our work, family and friends. We arrange flowers and cook with what we grow as well as ingredients from local and ‘best practice’ sources. In this blog, we discuss a collaboration with flowers, food, nutrition and gardens. We share images, experiences, resources and recipes that make up our everyday practice.
I plan, source and arrange flowers for weddings and other events large and small. I have been named one of the top floral designers by Martha Stewart. I run a Home Restaurant and sometimes cook in other peoples homes. Rupperts Restaurant in Washington DC was my laboratory for many years and continues to inform my cooking and all of my other projects. I create recipes in collaboration with nutritionists for a variety of writing and teaching projects, that include co-authoring a book, The Pescetarian Plan. In addition to my own garden I help others establish small city and container gardens usually with edible components. Several years ago I helped establish a large school growing project, The Farm at Walker Jones. The different projects, sidraforman.com, all feed and inform each other.
Elizabeth Duncan was kind of enough to give me your name and contact information. I was so pleased to view your beautiful photographs. I own a lavender farm on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and I grow and harvest the lavender. This all started when a grower in California added a “zero” to an order I placed for tiny lavender plugs. Instead of receiving 300 plants, we received 3000. My daughter and I shrugged and decided to plant them all in our field. Our lavender will be in bloom around June 10. It is a stunning sight to see an acre of lavender in bloom. We will be planting more culinary lavender this spring. This past weekend I made lavender/vanilla bean/honey ice cream. It was outstanding! I am going to try lavender/hazelnut/vanilla bean ice cream this weekend. I hope you have a moment to look at my website. I believe you will enjoy and appreciate all that we have created from a barren soy field.
I cook quite a bit with lavender and also use it in flower arrangements. I grow a tiny little bit in comparison to you.
I am in search of new white blooming lavender plants, are you possibly a source for those.
Happy to learn about you, your farm looks amazing,
Hello – I am trying to get in touch about the possibility of a dinner party for my husband’s birthday in May.
Please let me know the best way to contact you about this.
Email me at email@example.com and we can go from there.
Look forward to hearing from you,
greetings. have been looking for you for a while now. glad to have found. i would like more info on your home restaruant. kindly keep me posted.
Just saw this!
Sorry for the delay.
I do have two dates coming up this month.
Send me your email and I will send along more info…
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