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.