This is the true way to an expectant mama's heart.
Why gift someone with an inedible—albeit beautiful—floral arrangement when you can make them a true work of art: A bouquet of pickles.
"Not only is a pickle bouquet more beautiful than a dozen red roses, and healthier than a standard box of chocolate, it’s also far more creative," Travis Grillo tells TODAY.
The inspiration behind the bouquet comes from Grillo’s old, Italian family recipe: cucumbers, salt, dill, garlic, water, grape leaves and vinegar. And although the company won’t be selling the tasty arrangement this year, it’s encouraging pickle-lovers to DIY at home.
For added inspiration, Grillo’s Pickles is challenging its Twitter followers to share their own creations on social media, and lists the easy-peasy steps to help you along the way:
- Get an assortment of your favorite flavors of pickles
- Stick a wooden skewer into each
- Add in some floral decor for a finishing touch
And while you’re at it, skip the fancy romantic dinner and chow down on a savory pickle pizza instead. This New York pickle-inspired pizzeria has the right idea.