This salad is really simple: I just chopped half red onion and marinated it for 30 minutes in white balsamic condiment of Modena (FYI, white balsamic vinegar of Modena doesn't exist, it can only be called 'condiment') and then I added one can of Italian butter beans and one can of Italian chickpeas (obviously drained and rinsed...), salt, extra virgin olive oil, and flowers from my garden: chive flowers, borage flowers and calendula petals. Easy but yummy!
On Tuesday I spent a morning with a few ladies from the Slow Food Waitakere convivium making sugar roses. There is something magic about a group of girls in the kitchen chatting and drinking cups of teas... you get lots done, for me it is one of the best way of cooking or preparing things that usually take ages or are very fiddly: together it is fun and not as tiring! Do you like cooking with friends?