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06-11-2006, 07:13 AM
I noticed in another thread you talked about adding a cup of flowers to your salad, as salad is my almost staple I'm always looking for new ideas to add to the salad, so I was wondering just what flowers you use and what other flowers would be good, bearing in mind that we may not have the same ones here in England, I do grow and use Nasturtiums, I have experimented once and used some kind of sweet pea flowers once because they were bright red and purple and looked yummy big mistake as was violently ill so I figure they must have been poisonous, I have been game to experiment since:)
06-11-2006, 10:40 AM
Hi there cactus.
I have not yet tried eating flowers. I say "yet" because a friend of mine (who both grows and eats flowers) vowed to make me a salad next week with some of her favorite creations. I'm pretty intrigued by this and I'll let you know how it goes! In the meantime here are some links you may find useful:
Hope these help! :)
06-11-2006, 12:50 PM
Hi, and thanks for all those great links
we eat most flowers, thistle, clover, day lily, camomile, sage, hyssop, parsley, mustard, basil, radish, cauliflower, broccoli, pretty much anything you can eat, you can eat the flowers, except nightshade, like eggplant, potatoes and tomatoes, otherwise, we eat most flowers. Oh, yes, and you can eat viola's,beautiful little fella's.
06-11-2006, 02:24 PM
My daylilies are about to bloom ... they make a beautiful salad decoration ... and taste good too!!
06-11-2006, 03:47 PM
Squash blossoms are delicious and used in Latin cuisine, famously.
Borage, dandelion, and some violets are edible, as well as most pansies.
I would be careful to make sure you get organic, though, and, of course, not use any from a florist.
Also apple blossoms.
And how could I forget roses!
06-11-2006, 08:41 PM
what about the little yellow flowers that pop up when lettuce is grown a bit too long? I'm guessing maybe those are edible too??
06-11-2006, 09:58 PM
Dragggon says, most food that you can eat, has flowers that you can eat, we eat alot of mustard, radish, cauliflower, brocolli flowers,
06-12-2006, 11:26 AM
I appreciate the info, I am trying hard to make my food a little more diverse as I find I fall into the trap of eating mostly the same things, and flowers would make the food look nice as well as give me a new taste, when you say broccoli flowers I'm not sure what you mean, is that when it goes to seed or something?
thanks Eveleaf for all those links with so much information, so many of the flowers everyone has mentioned are in my garden and I never would of thought of eating them, so thing will be curious,
06-12-2006, 02:27 PM
BORAGE is my #1 favorite for edible flowers in salad. They are very pretty, they grow easily from seed, the bees love them in the garden, I think I read that they are high in omega3 and GLA or something, supposed to be good for you. The taste is a little like cucumber. They are an annual, but will sort of re-seed themselves in the same area of your garden for you every year. I strongly recommend them to you from what you were asking for.
06-13-2006, 12:52 AM
Borage huh........ hrrm I am going into town today so I will look in the garden center for some seeds, I dont even have any idea what it looks like but I have heard of it, thanks, wow I have stax of ideas now and to think Ive never even considered using flowers before, last night I made a raw cake and sprinkled purple rose petals on the top, which I'd never of thought of before, and it looked spectacular.
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