Thursday, May 17, 2012

All About The Poppies

Poppy Time | Flickr photo by audreyjm529
Over the past few days, I started noticing recipes with poppy seeds. I can't think about poppy seeds without thinking about the beautiful flowers.

Poppies Field | Flickr photo by jesphajoy
Who can forget the famous poppy field scene in the Wizard of Oz? Or the episode of Seinfeld when Elaine is accused of being addicted to opium, because she keeps testing positive for opiates. It was the poppy seeds!

From what I've read, it is quite possible to get a false positive on a drug test from eating poppy seeds. So just to be sure, if you might have to take a drug test, you might want to pass on the poppy seeds for a few days.

Flickr photos by Pedliano + juicyverve
Photo credits: Poppy Seed Head and Purple Poppies

If you don't have to worry about a drug test, then go ahead and indulge. In the poppy seeds that is! Below is a poppy seed recipe roundup to tempt your taste buds. Enjoy!

Seeded Crackers

Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies

Poppy Seed Dressing

Deborah Madison's Poppyseed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Cashews, Poppy Seeds Rice Pudding

Poppy Seed Kolache

Orange Poppy Scones

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Poppy Seeds

Beet Ravioli with Poppy Seed Butter

Lemon-Poppyseed Blinis

Creamy Carrot Soup with Scallions and Poppy Seeds

Almond Poppy Seed Biscotti

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Esme said...

What a great post. I love lemon poppyseed

Lisa said...

esme - Thank you my friend! I hope all is well with you. It's been so long since I've baked with poppy seeds. Some lemon poppy seed muffins are long overdue. : )

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