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Chicory On Your Plate And In Your Cup

Chicory is often referred to as blue dandelion due to its similarity to dandelion. The plant has edible roots, leaves, and flowers. Though chicory is a close cousin of the dandelion, chicory’s flowers are more intense compared to dandelion blossoms. So, what does chicory taste like? Well, it has a bitter and spicy taste which tends to mellow when cooked. Continue reading [...]
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Angelica Culinary Uses

Angelica, also known as wild celery, is an imposing herb that grows to about 8 feet tall. The plant is as fascinating as its name sounds and has an aromatic fragrance. It blossoms in July featuring many small green or yellow flowers which are grouped into large, globular umbels. Continue reading [...]

Colorful And Yummy: Pansy Flowers For Cooking

Pansies, also known as wild violets or viola tricolors, are annual or biennial plants with a woody stem. They produce yellow, white or purple flowers. In some instances, they feature three different colors, which explain how they got the “tricolor” name. The flowers are edible and have high nutritional value. At this juncture, it is important to emphasize that pansy flowers for cooking should be organically grown to avoid ingesting pesticide residue. Raw pansy flowers have a strong flavor Continue reading [...]
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Eating Squash Flowers

Squash, also known as cucurbita pepo or courgette is a herbaceous vine in the gourd family. It is native to the Mesoamerica and Andes region. Several species of the plant are cultivated worldwide for their edible fruits, leaves, and flowers and are commonly known as pumpkin, zucchini or gourd depending on the locality, variety, and species. Squash produces orange or yellow flowers with male and female features. Since these flowers are high perishable, eating squash blossoms is a delicate affair as they are rarely stocked in food stores and supermarkets but occasionally can be found in farmers’ markets. Continue reading [...]
Cooking with daylily flowers. These flowers are spectacular and very tasty

Tasty and Spectacular: Cooking With Daylily Flowers

Hemerocallis or day lily, also known as daylily is flowering plant cultivated mostly for its beautiful flowers. These plants commonly blossom between late spring and midsummer featuring delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers with colors ranging from yellow to orange. Daylilies flowers are not only spectacular but also edible and very tasty. When cooking with daylily flowers, it is always advisable to factor in their delicate nature to avoid losing their nutritive value and flavor. To enjoy their full goodness, you should eat the flowers the same day they are picked. Continue reading [...]

Anise Hyssop Culinary Uses

Anise hyssop is a perennial herbaceous plant that is a member of the mint family. It is self-seeding and can also propagate by rhizomes. The herb has a scalloped edge, catnip-like leaves, and small lavender-blue flowers. It is often grown for medicinal, ornamental and culinary purposes. In Canada and America, natives were fond of eating anise hyssop as dessert while the Cheyenne used anise hyssop tea for managing colds and coughs. Continue reading [...]
There are benefits of eating sunflower petals

How To Eat Sunflower Petals and Buds

Sunflowers are said to have originated from Peru and Mexico. In the US, the seeds were used by American Indians for more than 5,000 years for snacking. The Indians also squeezed out the oil for baking bread and used the flowers for dyeing textiles. At this time, the Indians probably had no idea about the benefits of eating sunflower petals. Continue reading [...]
nasturtium flower recipes can be used for almost any dish

Pretty and Delicious: Nasturtium Flowers Recipes

Ever noticed orange, red or yellow flowers in your salad, drink or cake? Most likely, these brightly colored flowers were nasturtiums. Tropaeolum majus or nasturtium is commonly used by chefs to add color or create stunning plates of art. Today, many wedding cakes are decorated with nasturtium flowers as they add color and pomp to the event. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about nasturtium flower recipes and how to turn the plant into a delicacy. Continue reading [...]
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Can You Eat Allium Flowers?

Allium sativum commonly known as allium is a species in the onion genus and closely related to leek, onion, chive, and shallot. Allium is native in northeastern Iran and central Asia. Most people know that their leaves, stems, and bulbs are edible, but can you eat allium flowers? This article will address that question conclusively. Continue reading [...]
Borage flower culinary uses

Borage Flower Culinary Uses

Borage (Borago officinalis) commonly known as bugloss, and bee bread is an annual herb with deep blue flowers. It occurs naturally in the Mediterranean region and has been localized in many parts of the world. The herb which belongs to the Boraginaceae family is also known as starflower because of its five-petaled flowers that are star-shaped. Borage flower culinary uses and medicinal properties are part of the reasons why the herb has become a common feature in most gardens. Continue reading [...]
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Is Eating Lavender Flowers Safe?

Lavender flowers are known for their fragrance, beauty, and medicinal properties. But, is eating lavender flowers safe? Yes, lavender flowers are highly edible and commonly added to baked products and other recipes. Eating lavender flowers comes with many benefits including enhancing your intake of minerals, vitamins and getting rid of free radicals from your body. Continue reading [...]
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A Flowering Herb Garden is the Right Gift for Someone who Loves to Cook

Many gardeners who love to cook grow an herb garden. Few things make more of a flavor impact than fresh herbs. But did you know that many classic herbs also have edible flowers? Continue reading [...]

Can You Eat Rose Flowers?

Most people love the fragrance of rose flowers and their beauty but do not know that they can be used for much more than scent and beauty. So, can you eat rose flowers? The answer is a resounding, yes! Rose flowers are edible and can be used as a cooking ingredient or eaten raw. The flowers have been used for years in various parts of the world including the Middle East where a rose-flavored dish known as Turkish delight is popular in tea parties. Continue reading [...]
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Edible Uses of Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile is a beautiful herb that adorns gardens with multiple, yellow, daisy-like flowers throughout the growing season. They can be eaten raw, dried, fried or steamed. Edible uses of chamomile flowers include Continue reading [...]
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Violets: A Popular Gift Since Ancient Times

Violets have been given as gifts of affection for hundreds of years. There are numerous myths about their creation and their significance as gifts going back at least two thousand years. Continue reading [...]

Pretty and delicious: how to eat carnations

Carnations, fondly known as the “flower of the gods”, are some of the world’s oldest cultivated and most respected flowers for ages. They are highly adaptable and thrive under partial shade or full sunlight in well-drained soils. They are tolerant of salty soil or air found along coastal regions and urban air pollution. Carnations are pretty but also edible. In this article, we will explore how to eat carnations. Continue reading [...]

Are Hibiscus Flowers Edible? Good Enough to Eat and Drink

You have probably heard of hibiscus plants and can even pick out a hibiscus flower from other flowers in your garden. After all, these plants are quite common and bloom during summer which makes them a sight to behold with their large, showy flowers. But are hibiscus flowers edible? Continue reading [...]

Edible Marigold: Dinner is Served

Marigold is a common annual flower that blossoms throughout summer and fall. It brings vibrancy and color to many homes and gardens for months. In some instances, it is planted in pots or around other herbs to repel pests. While Marigold flowers are great for ornamental purposes, they have much more to offer apart from their color and vibrancy as they are edible and highly nutritious. Continue reading [...]