Valentine’s Day Flowers

Our Valentine’s Day flowers this year consist of one stem of lilies, two roses, one bunch of carnations, two stems of Bells of Ireland, and one bunch of some fluffy green “filler” whose name I can’t remember. Total cost was US$14.50.

I made chocolate-covered dried apricots and chocolate-covered dried strawberries. (Fresh strawberries are lackluster this time of year, plus I prefer the extra sweetness of the dried version.) I used El Rey Gran Saman bittersweet (70%) chocolate, melted and tempered. I used to use Scharffen Berger exclusively, but then I discovered that El Rey which I like a lot, at half the price!

The arrangement...

The arrangement...




Lilies

Lilies

Rose

Rose

Carnation

Carnation

Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland

Rose and carnation

Rose and carnation