Hello my lovelies! Today we're talking about Edible Flowers. Honestly, I can't believe I haven't adding flowers to my diet sooner. Not only do they have a very unique taste, but the colour factor alone will make any dish look like a million bucks! From salads to cupcakes-the options are truly limitless! A few things to be weary of before tossing our colourful friends into your mouth. Store bought flowers are often sprayed. And you definitely don't want to ingest those nasty chemicals. Naturally garden grown flowers are probably your best bet. If you're a city dweller like myself try Whole Foods or any Fine Foods boutique. They usually have a lovely little tub of unsprayed edible flowers by the herbs. Secondly, some flowers are poisonous. Just a disclaimer, please do your research before you go and eat the bouquet of flowers your mate bought you. Guilty! Only eat the petals. If you're feeling nervous about trying the flowers, just add them for colour and pick them out before eating.
Here's a beautiful little list of flowers I love to add to my dishes!
TIPS and IDEAS!
Try adding mint to the flowers for the leaves.
Pop some pretty petals into your ice cube tray.
Sprinkle petals over a summer salad.
Use on top of desserts like sugar cookies, cakes and cupcakes.
Make a lovely Lavender cocktail!
Thanks for popping by and don't forget to hashtag #ladyhayesdiy to share your creations!
DISCLAIMER! Lady Hayes has researched all the edible flowers listed above. However, individuals consuming the flowers, plants, or derivatives listed here do so entirely at their own risk. Lady Hayes always recommends following good hygiene practices. Lady Hayes cannot be held responsible for any adverse reaction to the flowers. In case of doubt please consult your doctor.