EAT YOUR FLOWERS!
Edible flowers are making a comeback, but do you know which ones to choose? Here’s your 411 for this season’s latest trend!
FOR STARTERS: The flower you choose to add to your recipe can add the perfect flavor in a subtle and interesting way. Not only that, but the colors add excitement.
GO LOCAL: The best place for edible flowers is your local farmers’ market. Talk to your vendors to see how they raise their plants.
EAT THESE: Arugula, chive, hibiscus, jasmine, lavender, lemon verbena, marigold, nasturtiums, pansies, and violets are all great—and flavorful!—choices for any meal.
PREPARE: Shake your flowers to remove dirt, then wash, dry, and use within a week.
ENJOY: Sprinkle on salads, freeze into ice cubes, use in jellies or marinades, or decorate desserts! SOURCE: CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S BRIAN
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