Common Weeds Yield Unexpected Meals and Bouquets

“This is the era of the formerly unwanted plant,” Ligaya Mishan writes. The common weed holds no nutritional or aesthetic value in traditional settings, but adventurous chefs and florists are finding a place for weeds alongside traditionally more grand flowers and ingredients. The switch is being attributed to a broader cultural moment—that our perception of beauty is changing. Weeds are an intrusive species that finds …

Petal by Pedal

Fresh, seasonal flowers from local farmers, delivered by bike throughout Manhattan

In today’s culture, sending flowers has become a monotonous act that has lost some of its meaning; another chore to cross off the to-do list made easy through various methods: online sites, Whole Foods, even the bodega across the street. Trying to re-inject heart into the act of sending flowers in New York City is the new boutique florist Petal by Pedal. Long Island native …