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EDIBLE FLOWERS

Plenty of plants have

edible flowers,

particularly the herbs

and most of the pea

and bean family.

Sometimes it's best just to eat the petals,

not the whole flower.

The edible herb flowers are borage

(below left), all the mints, hyssop, chives

(below right), sage, rosemary and thyme.

Then there are the violets, violas and

primroses where you can eat the entire

flower. You can eat the flowers of the

day lily (hemerocallis), but stick just to the

petals if you are using roses, calendula,

lavender, jasmine or lilac. You can also eat

the blossoms of rocket, radish, squash

and of course courgettes.

You can add blue borage flowers,

orange calendula petals or pink rose

petals to a salad and really pep up the

presentation. A vegetable dish can be

enhanced with a mix of herb flowers,

the combinations of which are endless.

Small flowers and petals look great on

cup cakes and flower petals can be add

into homemade fruit jellies or used as a

garnish, and party drinks are given added

punch with ice cubes containing an edible

flower (see below centre).

Some blossoms can handle being

cooked, such as courgette flowers.

Only firm and fresh blossoms that are

only slightly open should be cooked to

be eaten. The inner pistills need to be

removed from female flowers, and the

stamens removed from male flowers.

The stem on the flowers can be retained

to hold onto during cooking, rather than

injuring the delicate petals (or remove

prior to cooking, or prior to serving).

Recipes often involve the flowers being

deep fried as fritters or tempura after

dipping in a light batter, or can be stuffed,

sautéed, baked, or used in soups.

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