Here's a cool new way to savor the beauty of flowers: Freeze them in ice cubes to brighten drinks. To suspend flowers in the cubes, work in layers: Fill a large-cube ice tray a quarter of the way with water, add flowers facing down, and freeze. Add water, freeze. Repeat. Use only edible flowers and cooled, boiled distilled water.
I like to use the freshest ingredients as often as possible when I’m cooking. And I truly believe that nothing compares to the taste of fresh herbs from the farmers market. However, I find myself disappointed when I can’t use my rosemary, oregano, sage or thyme before they expire. I saw a pretty genius idea that solved this dilemma. Enter: Infused olive oil ice cubes.
Add Herbs or Fruit to Your Ice Cubes. Some ideas: blueberries, strawberries, lemon slices, fennel, and mint.