Play dress up with your food.

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Nooo, I’m not talking about buying weird outfits for your tomatoes or putting a wig on your cantaloupe. That’s just bizarre. I’m talking about edible flowers. See, look how beautiful these are.

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Incorporating flowers, like these chive blossoms, into your food is a pretty simple way to take your dish to the next level. Pick them fresh if you can (the newest blossoms taste best), give them a little rinse, remove the stem from the center, and separate the florets. They’re perfect sprinkled over a salad. By the way, the yellow flowers are arugula blossoms. You can eat those spicy little babies, too!

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Be sure that whatever flowers you choose were grown organically regardless of who grew them. I can’t imagine pesticides or herbicides being tasty on your flowers. I prefer salt and pepper. And warning, NOT all flowers are edible. I repeat, not all flowers are edible! Do a little research first but for future reference, these are a few examples of flowers that are edible: pansies, honeysuckle, chamomile, day lilies, squash blossoms, and lots of herb blossoms. Yum. Have fun with your food! It’s meant to look as delicious as it tastes.

PS – These chive blossoms currently reside in my garden. I have quite an abundance of them so if you need to impress a date or the in laws I’ll save a few for you :)

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