In a Vase on Monday: In the Pink!

Okay, my first vase is actually not a vase… and it doesn’t contain water either, but vinegar!

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Last week my chives began to flower. I love using them in salads, and had already decided to try preserving some of them too; I bought some good organic white wine vinegar and waited for the sun to shine. And then Marie posted this… Thanks Marie! This is foolproof, and after just a few days it tastes so good!

(If you want to try making it, visit Marie’s post at My Little Corner of Rhode Island)

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 Today thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain were forecast, and the white peonies had just started opening yesterday, so I cut two white ones and one sugar candy pink peony to float in a large bowl. As I write the scent is wonderful…

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I experimented with a different colour background too… and added a few Veronica petals… so romantic!

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Neither have names, but I think the white one should be called “Raspberry Ripple”. Mmmm, looks good enough to eat!

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The storm did come – how glad I am I cut these! We had absolutely torrential rain and extremely strong wind, and the peony plants are all looking the worse for wear… I shall inspect the damage more closely in daylight tomorrow!

 Thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting “In a Vase on Monday”, which challenges us to find flowers for cutting from our own gardens… it is a very enjoyable challenge too! Take a look at some of the others this week linking in to her site here.

Hope your weather is calmer than ours!

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