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this is not about brandon or gennifer flowers
it's about making food/comestibles out of the flowering part of flowering plants
!!!!!!

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:18 (five years ago) Permalink

where to start?

i realized that i have a rose bush FULL of roses in full bloom and i need to do something with them

going to start with rose shortbread (per a cookbook i have about cooking with flowers) and then harvest the rest for infusions (rose liqueur?! can i do that?), sugars, and throwing in the air for no reason

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:20 (five years ago) Permalink

i've also made lots of drinks with candied violet petals, and lavender sugar topped scones

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:22 (five years ago) Permalink

at the top right corner of this plate you'll see a rice noodle salad i made with some flowers i forget the name of that i got at my asian market + thai basil (+ some other stuff)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/8801633287_bb9827a8f5.jpg

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:25 (five years ago) Permalink

oh how could i forget -- my annual thanksgiving treat: pear berry crisp with lavender oatmeal crumble on top
OH GOD it is so good

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:26 (five years ago) Permalink

has anyone else made sweet or savory dishes with flowers? failures? surprises? successes?
i realize that not everyone wants to eat flowers btw

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:34 (five years ago) Permalink

plain old green salads with flowers are good and so pretty
i've never made one, but i have eaten them

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:34 (five years ago) Permalink

nasturtiums are tasty to eat raw; a bit like radishes

i'd like to try dandelion greens but i hear it's difficult to remove the bitterness

clouds, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:42 (five years ago) Permalink

i have this book and it has tons of recipes/ideas but so far i've just sort of thrown things together (haven't used the book until today, we'll see how the shortbread turns out?!)

http://cdn.canningsupply.com/images/uploads/17180_927_large.jpg

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:49 (five years ago) Permalink

really really want to learn to make rose water/other good smelling flower waters

clouds, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:52 (five years ago) Permalink

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Beignets de fleurs de courgettes. A specialty of Nice.

My sister makes these zucchini tempura every summer.

In Lyon they make these with acacia flowers.

Lectures of Pelé (Michael White), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 15:48 (five years ago) Permalink

this is my rose shortbread with raspberries and whipped cream
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/9030465420_fe4f51f030.jpg

it's pretty good

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Lovely!

I really love nasturtiums, but I'm pretty sure I can't grow them here :(

quincie, Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink


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