10 Edible Flowers to Grow, Cook and Eat

Lavender flowers

Edible Flower #4: Lavender

The foliage of lavender (Lavandula sp.) is well known for its relaxing scent, but the lovely purple blossoms are also fragrant and flavorful. Lavender honey – made by turning honeybees loose on lavender flowers – is delicious, and the flowers themselves can be chopped and used, dried or fresh, in a variety of recipes.

Try adding a few spoonfuls of chopped flowers to a batch of sugar cookies or homemade vanilla ice cream. Or, chop a small handful of flowers to use in chutney or marinades. The flavor can be really intense, so use only a little.

Lavender is a shrubby perennial herb. English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the yummiest and is hardy to planting zone 5, although all lavenders can be grown in pots and brought inside for the winter.


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  • edwin St Andrew Says:
    June 20th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    My Granddaughter Grabed A Hydregna Blue And Put IT In Her Mouth I Got It OuT Before She Ingested It Buf Still Would Like To PuT My MindE A Ease

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10 Edible Flowers to Grow, Cook and Eat