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Fun Things to Do With Edible Flowers

Did you know that some flowers can be lunch?

Edible flowers add a certain pop to any meal. They are easy to grow |

Edible Flowers are all around you

I grabbed my Edible Flower book and wandered around the yard, tasting. I eat whatever is in the yard that I KNOW is edible, including  pecans, blackberries, mulberries, blueberries, tomatoes, wild cherries, figs and cucumbers.

Now I have added Edible Flowers to my “Okay to eat” list. I don’t use these flowers as a main course – they are too pretty blooming in the yard! I pick them as garnish and they add a special pop to any dish.

You can easily perk up any cold drink by freezing edible flowers in ice cube trays

Freeze Edible Flowers in ice cube trays to give your beverage special pizzazz

Some edible flowers are tastier than others. As I was walking around Big Mill B&B, I found that I have many edible flowers already growing here. So far, my favorites to eat are chive flowers and nasturtium flowers. The Nasturtiums are in the watercress family and have a peppery taste; they are great in salads.

I also serve pansies, Johnny-Jump-Ups and even Spiderwort. They really aren’t so tasty, but they are pretty and my guests love the presentation!

Edible Flowers add a pop to any salad. Learn about edible flowers all around you on North Carolina's Big Mill Bed and Breakfast blog

Pansies perk up any salad

Before you go snacking in the gardens and fields be sure to find out which plants are safe. Good sites to test this are the “edu” sites. Just type into a search engine edible flowers site:edu. This will give you search results from academic and research-based sources. Also, do not eat flowers directly from the nursery or near roads. These might have been sprayed with toxins.

Many flowers in your garden are edible. At Big Mill Bed and Breakfast we try to serve an edible flower with every meal.

Many of our favorite flowers are edible

If you don’t have any edible flowers, don’t fear – you can BUY edible flowers from Amazon.com.

I grow every flower in these photos, even the Elderberry, which grows in the ditch here on the farm.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure you know what you are eating and eat in moderation. Many flowers can make you sick and some can be lethal. 

Edible Flowers are everywhere. Use them in your special drinks and dishes

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To try all these wonderful Edible Flowers come see us at Big Mill B&B  or give us a call 252-792-8787.

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