Monday, April 17, 2006

edible flowers


Halli's recent post on gardening got me thinking of edible flowers. There is a book out there by Lois Hole called Herbs and Edible Flowers. Her books are good because they apply to the Canadian climate. This book lists some edible flowers that will grow well here and it even includes recipes for muffins, salads, etc. that use the flowers. My favorites are pansies because as a child I always loved their individual "faces". They have a pretty mild flavour; my kids like them. This year I am trying nasturtiums because they are supposed to be a little spicy and they attract bugs, keeping them away from the rest of the garden. Marigolds are supposed to be good for this purpose too. So with edible flowers you can have the best of both worlds: beauty and practicality.

4 comments:

Dagga said...

I´m thinking of something evergreen for the spot where we burried Snati, we can see it out our kitchen window and I feel that would shelter him on cold days and keep him cool on warm days. Silly I know, he is dead so I guess this is more for me than him.

aisy said...

I have my picture with Lois Hole. She was Lieutenant Governor when I graduated from U of A. I remember she was very kind to all of us eager graduates.

phyllis sweetwater said...

yes nasturtiums are good. i also have a recipe for stuffed zuccini blossoms which is really good. we ate honey suckle as a kid, but now i dont think i could pluck one up because they are too beautiful.

phyllis sweetwater said...

i am going to get this book someday.