Thursday, January 20, 2011

A New Kind of Candy

I have been wrestling with a wicked head cold all week long.  Thankfully I am feeling 100% from the neck down, but from the neck up I am miserable and pathetic, you all know that look....watery eyes, chapped nose and upper lip, and the nasally voice that no one can understand.  Nothing like a good cold to put the brakes on one's indoor seed sowing and canning intentions.  I would scatter seeds and dusty soil-less mix with every sneeze.  Gathering supplies out in the cold shed is not so appealing.  Trying to make a final decision on what tomato varieties to sow is not so appealing.  Juggling hot jars and boiling liquids is not so appealing.  Hmph.

This lack of gardening happenings is however, a good opportunity to do something else I have been meaning to do, which is to show you all a fun gift I received over Christmas:


Those are not candy coated confections, but instead are clay and compost coated seeds.  My sister thoughtfully chose the 'Herbal Tea Selection', and I just think this garden candy is fabulous!


Lemon Balm, Stinging Nettle, Borage, and Chamomile bon bons.  These garden truffles have even been dusted with things like coffee, pepper, and cinnamon- the creators organic method of trying to keep pests  from enjoying your garden confections.

Love it!

10 comments:

Jane said...

In my house those would have gotten eaten. One time I made dog biscuits and my Husband came up to me that night and said "I ate those cookies you made, but I hate to say they are not very good". I could just see him eating the compost covered seeds now.

Kelly said...

Ha! Oh that gave me a chuckle Jane.

meemsnyc said...

Oh my goodness! Can these be any cuter? What is the name of the company that sells these. I'll have to get them as gifts!!

Kelly said...

I believe they came from Uncommon Goods meemsnyc.

Erin said...

Now that is one of the coolest gifts I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing that, definitely made me smile!

City Sister said...

That is such a sweet idea...some people are just so creative!

Thomas said...

That's so cool! I didn't I think if that?

Sunshine said...

They look totally edible!! What a GREAT idea.

Bonnie said...

Looks like a great gift and easy to make if I had the directions. I planted something similar last year that I received as a gift. They looked like balls you'd throw in the bath water. Quite a few wildflowers came up from them.

ali said...

Those are so cute! Do you just plant the whole thing?