The Grammys are taking over LA today, and POPSUGAR will be LIVE on the red carpet starting at 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. PST! Anything can happen at the Grammys, and we're excited to see live performances from Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and more of music's hottest stars! Editor Lindsay Miller will be on the red carpet in LA bringing you interviews with your favorite musicians, and Becca Frucht, Becky Kirsch, and Brittney Stephens will be in the studio talking about Grammys style, recapping the amazing performances, and more. It all starts today at 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. PST. And don't forget to catch the Grammys at 8/7 C on CBS.
Instead of making reservations this year or buying a bouquet, pick the finest option: a floral menu to cook at home. Each course below features edible flowers like pansies, lavender, and chamomile. From drinks to dessert, everything on the menu showcases a different bloom. This menu is sure to turn your valentine rosy-cheeked.
Edible Flower Salad With Grapefruit and Watermelon RadishSprinkle purple pansies, snapdragon, and violets atop an edible flower salad. They taste peppery like salad greens, rather than floral in flavor. Pink grapefruit and watermelon radish offer complementary zingy-ness, not to mention bright Valentine's Day colors.
Lemon and Lavender ChickenRoasted lemon and lavender chicken has plenty of sizzling juices that beg to be soaked up in crusty bread. The thyme and lemon balance the floral flavor and herbaceousness of the lavender.
To see the dessert and drinks for this menu, keep reading.
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Here's an inspired idea: if you plan to make a large batch of this cocktail for friends, say, using one gallon of ice cream, then pour the cocktail in a large pitcher and stir the plastic baby into the pitcher, so one lucky imbiber will end up with the baby in his or her glass. Just be sure to warn friends beforehand that there might be a plastic object in the glass, and encourage them to use straws to prevent any accidental swallowing!
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Ever wonder how professional bakers turn out perfectly portioned cookies, cupcakes, and muffins time and time again? It's not magic, nor does it require years of professional training. Rather, many rely on a simple tool: a spring-loaded ice cream scoop, otherwise known as a disher. Think of a disher as a measuring cup or spoon and silicone spatula in one handy package. All one needs to do is utilize an appropriately sized disher for the task at hand, fill it to the brim, and use it's spring-loaded metal band to scrape out the contents into a waiting muffin tin (for cupcakes and muffins) or onto a baking sheet (for cookies).
Why you should care: Not only do evenly sized baked goods look more appealing, but they'll bake up evenly as they'll all be the same size and cook at the same rate.
Our top pick: Norpro's set of small, medium, and large dishers