Summer is here and the flowers are blooming all around us.
And what is a more cheerful sight than the sight of drinks with flowers in them, or cakes, pies and other culinary delights dressed in flowers?
However, don’t just go picking any flower for your drinks, cookies and pies.
You don’t want to poison yourself, so here is a list of edible flowers that you can add to your drinks, cakes, pies or cookies.
Angelica: tastes like licorice
Anise hyssop: anise or licorice flavor
Apple blossoms: like apples
Chive flowers: taste like chives
Bee Balm: tastes somewhat like oregano or mint
Borage: somewhat cucumber-like
Carnation: sweet flavor, good for desserts
Chamomile: somewhat like apples
Chrysanthemums: tangy, bitter
Clover: sweet, somewhat anise
Cornflower: usually spicy, somewhat like cloves
Dandelion: sweet, honey-like
Garden Sorrel: tart, lemony
Hibiscus: tart, like cranberries
Jasmine: strong, good for use in tea
Lavender: sweet, floral
Lemon verbena: lemon
Lilac: flowery, a little bitter
Linden: similar to honeysuckle
Marigold: usually peppery, can be somewhat bitter
Nasturtium: peppery, good in salads
Pansy: mild, slightly sweet
Primrose: slightly sweet
Queen Anne’s Lace: light, like a carrot
Rose: different varieties have different flavors, but mostly sweet; even if you do not want to eat them, consider using them to decorate cakes and pastries
Sunflower: young flowers taste like artichokes, older flowers are bitter
Sweet Woodruff: sweet, somewhat nutty
Tulip: mild lettuce or cucumber flavor
Hope you enjoyed this list.
What edible flowers have you tried?