Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie

Flower Recipes for a Garden Party

By Catherine Michaelis
Vashon Island, Washington: May Day Press, 2005. Edition of 75.

3.5 x 5.25"; 14 unnumbered pages. Letterpress printed. Pamphlet style with sewn binding.

Colophon: "Inspired by the fabulous garden parties at Mary Swanson's."

The recipes include: Alicia's Lavender Lemonade, Arabian Almonds, Lavender Cookies, Mixed Greens with Confetti Petals, Pinks Vinegar, Rose Petal Glaze, and stuffed Tulips.

Catherine Michaelis: "We eat the fruits and seeds of flowers, why not the flowers themselves? This little book contains recipes for flowers all tested and tasted. From Arabian Almonds with orange flower water to Stuffed Tulips, a complete garden party menu is presented."