Edible flowers

Edible flowers can do a lot for the dining experience. Some tastes very good and others are lovely to decorate food with, both desserts and, for example, salads. I sow edible flowers every summer. It is mostly the petals that you eat. This does not mean that it is dangerous to eat the center of the flower, but they are usually not particularly delicate.

If you don't want to sow edible flowers yourself, in any case the Meny chain has several varieties, which you can ask if they want to take them in.

What can be eaten?

If you are not sure what you can use, I have a list here. You can also ask at a garden centre, they often have a good overview.

Cucumber (Orago officinalis) In pieces and cake and salad garnish Carnation (Dianthus) Cake decoration, in ice cubes or candied
Blomkarse (Tropaeolum majus) Cold or warm in salad, has a peppery taste Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Sprinkle the petals over salad, bake into cake, spices
Flowers from salad types and herbs Salat Roses (Rosea) Rose water, candied, rose jelly, as decoration on cakes
Daglilje (Hemerocallis) Warm or cold in salad Yarrow Young, small leaves add a fresh taste to vegetables and go well as a seasoning in salad, bread, beer and wine. The leaves can also be served with fatty fish, sausages and fatty meats
Hestemynte (Monarda didyma) Hot and cold vegetable dishes, fish dishes or as a spice and flavor for oils Red clover (Trifolium pratense) Sprinkle the petals over the salad
White clover (Trifolium repens) The petals are sprinkled over the salad Squash and pumpkin flowers (Cucurbita) Garnish the salad, make stuffed courgette flowers.
Strawberries - wild and garden berries(Fragaria) Cake decorations and decorations in the strawberry salad Stepmother and Violin (Viola) Candies, freeze in ice cubes, decorate cake and dessert
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Garnish salad or dessert Stokkrose (Althaea) Cake decorations
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Dried as a spice, baked into cakes and desserts Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Black elderberry juice
Løvetann (Taraxacum officinale) Salat Syringa vulgaris Lilac juice, ice cubes and in oil as a salad dressing

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