Valentines Day rolls around so quickly each year, and every time there seems to be that feeling of pressure. Pressure for the perfect gift, pressure for the perfect meal, pressure for the perfect evening.
But fear not! With our Valentines day range including an edible flower selection wheel and mix selection wheel, we certainly have you covered.
Our Valentines Edible Flower Selection Wheel will stand anyone in good stead for making a meal that will impress – whether you’re a novice or a professional! This wheel is made up of a beautiful range of edible flowers in pinks, reds and purples. The wheel consists of dianthus, carnations, apple blossom, violas, amaranth flowers, red roses and bellis daisies. Although, it must be noted that produce can vary, but they will always be within keeping of the beautiful valentines colour scheme.
Our Valentines Mix Selection Wheel is equally as special and makes the perfect accompaniment for any cook that’s wanting a little savoury garnish this valentines. Our wheel typically consists of chard bulls blood micro cress, red amaranth micro cress, red butterfly sorrel micro cress, bellis daisies, red roses, apple blossom and amaranth pom pom edible flowers. Again, it must be noted that the wheels are intended for their valentines colour scheme, so produce may vary depending on availability.
But that’s enough of the wheels’ contents! Let’s get stuck in to a few recipe ideas to take the hassle away this valentines. We’ve found a brilliant starter, main and dessert to have you set up for the big day. We’ve even thrown in a couple of cocktail recipes too!
Great British Chefs showcases some of the most beautiful dishes from some of the most talented chefs and we have truly been inspired this valentines.
Taking inspiration from Paul Welburn, salmon garnished with fresh micro dill makes for a light and flavourful starter to any valentines menu. We suggest following Paul’s recipe here, or going a little off-piste and letting the salmon itself do the talking. With your freshly cured smoked salmon, whip up a dill mayonnaise and serve with lemon slices and crispy thin breads and garnish with dill micro cress and white amaranth Pom Pom flowers from the Valentines Mix Selection Wheel.
Make valentines day extra special by taking a breather before your main course to enjoy a cocktail specially created by the brilliant craft cocktail creator, Doctor Gin. Garnished with an edible rose, this cocktail makes for a beautifully romantic valentines day drink. Follow his recipe in only a few easy steps below.
Over on The Nurtured Way, the brilliantly talented Daniel Freear gives a tasty chicken recipe we couldn’t resist putting on the menu! Served with fresh heritage tomatoes, his Pressed Sumac Chicken is perfectly light and flavourful, making it a must this valentines. The way he prepares the tomatoes results in sweet and smokey flavours. It is served with a black garlic aioli – which you may want to tone down the black garlic on the night! Nonetheless, if you’re brave enough for a little garlic flavour, this dish is fantastic. Pickling the shallots with the juniper berries also ties in Doctor Gin’s valentines cocktails so well as juniper berries are a primary ingredient in making gin! If you fancy giving it a go, you can find his recipe here. Daniel garnishes his chicken with nasturtium leaves, but why not go the extra step this valentines and add chard bulls blood from the valentines mix wheel to your plate.
These cake popsicles are a great valentines dessert as they can be done in advance, look absolutely beautiful, and if you’re full from the main, they can be saved for the next day! Cocoa and Silk originally showcased her beautiful cakesicles as a little festive bake, but with the rich red colours and interchangeable edible flowers, we think it works equally as well for valentines. The recipe is quick and easy but will certainly impress your valentine. Check it out bellow, or head to our instagram profile to see Cocoa and Silk’s takeover with the step by step.
Whether you’re in the mood for another cocktail to accompany your dessert, or whether you can only squeeze in another drink, this one is perfect. Made with Greek yoghurt, this boozy valentines cocktail is the perfect mix between dessert and drink. If you missed this on our instagram last week, then follow the recipe below.