It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s tomato season and we couldn’t be more excited to share our best recipes to enjoy summer’s best fruit – the tomato. First of all, when the tomatoes are local, ripe, and in season, they don’t need much because they already taste great. There is nothingContinue reading »
Maybe you sit around and dream about tomatoes all day. Maybe you don’t and maybe you sacrilegiously buy them from Walmart in December AND store them in your refrigerator (!). Doesn’t matter because it is summer now and that means it is tomato season in New Orleans. Here in south Louisiana that is just codeContinue reading »
Spring has sprung in New Orleans! Not only is it the best time to plant flowers and shrubs and trees, but also herbs. In fact, now is the time to plant and use herbs in spring recipes before some of our favorite herbs expire with the hot weather. Advantages of growing your own herbs? BesidesContinue reading »
Use Edible Flowers This Spring!
Using flowers is an amazing, natural way to decorate and use up the last of those winter annuals! Here we give you some of our favorite ideas on how to use edible flowers. Read below to see a list of some great edible flowers.
Here is a list of some great edible flowers to use in salads, to decorate cakes, garnish cocktails, or use on your table:
For cooking and baking, we like to use calendula and lavender as they have flavors to add to your cooking. For salads, we love nasturtiums, pansies and borage as they have a grassier, mintier flavor that lends well to salads.
Use them for decorating! We hope you find some wonderful ways to use those flowers growing in your backyard and around your markets.
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