Cathy Isom tells you about the edible flowers you need in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
From savory gourmet meals to tasty sweet treats, edible flowers can take your culinary game next level. Flowers offer color, textural contrast, and are an unexpected element to use in cooking. You can use edible flowers in your kitchen concoctions to add visual interest to a meal, to amp up the flavor in a dish, or for fun. Even better, you can grow your favorite varieties right in your garden. Such as: Apple Blossoms, Squash Blossoms, Pea Flowers, Dill Flowers, Sunflowers, Thyme flowers, Pansies, Roses, Begonias, Lavender, Chamomile and violets. And many, many more.
But before you start snacking on edible flowers, make sure you know how to identify them correctly. Many varieties have sneaky lookalikes that may cause indigestion or allergic reactions.