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Edible Flowers

Edible flowers

It is becoming extremely popular again to adorn our dishes with flowers. Pretty in theory, potentially dangerous in practise. It is wise to know which of the flora we can consume and what we should avoid. Below is a list of edible flowers and their uses.  Many cut flowers have been sprayed with insecticides and fungicides so avoid using the store bought bunches in your cooking. You should buy them separately and wash thoroughly before use, just in case. Calendula (Marigold)– sometimes called ‘Poor Man’s Saffron’ has pretty petals and makes a wonderful addition to salads. Can be added, like… read more