Throughout my life I have been told that I am and like things that are considered “Extra”…OK… I used to think of it as a bad thing until I understood that having or being “extra” is just adding a little sauce to the ordinary in your life, which is what I really enjoy doing. Fast forward to my cousins holiday party this pat December . I love going to functions at her house because I know she’s going to be “extra”. She’s an interior designer so her attention to detail and finding beauty in the ordinary is something she does on the day to day (and she’s REALLY good at it) Not to mention her partner is an architect so basically they are the perfect union for the visually stimulated human. Anyway, back to why we are here. I arrive at the party and go to the cute bar cart set up to make myself a lil cocktail. To my EXTREME delight I open the ice bucket to find…ice, but not your ordinary regular persons ice… this ice had edible flowers frozen inside and I shrieked with glee! Why didn’t I think of this, why have I been having glasses of water without it?! This screams being extra in the most simpleist of ways. From that day one I vowed to never not have extra ass floral ice cubes in my freezer as long as I have a freezer.
So I went to whole foods, found the micro chefs salad blend which I normally use for my mixed salads and got to work. Making these are super easy, all you need is:
- Ice Trays any size
- Edible flowers
- Sunglasses (because…extra)
Fill the ice trays half way with the water and add your flowers. Put them in the freezer for about an hour so the flowers are set in the ice and won’t float when you add the second half of water. After they are set fill the trays all the way with water and put back into the freezer until completely frozen.
Pro Tip: For ice that’s especially clear, use distilled water that has been boiled and then cooled. This limits impurities and air bubbles, which make ice cloudy. (via Martha Stewart)