“The first edible flower I grew was borage. It produces a vivid blue star-shaped flower which grows in abundance, and self-seeds for next year. The taste is a cross between peppery and cucumber and the bees absolutely love it! Another flower we tried in the beginning was chive flowers. The beautiful purple flowers taste just as good as chives, with a mild onion flavour, and look stunning when added to any savoury dish.”
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) foraging on garlic chive flowers. Amazing article by Dr. April Gordon: "How to Have Your Butterfly Garden and Eat It Too".
Floral salads, cake and pud decorations, soothing teas and even quirky ice-cubes can all be made with edible flowers. Historically, edible flowers were part and parcel of our diets; “Flowers have been eaten for centuries, but fell out of favour in recent decades,” said Rachael Voaden, founder of the Edible Flower Shop. “Living in a society where growing space comes at a premium, isn’t it time we made the most of what we’ve got?”
How To Dry Chives 2 Options June 2, 2013 by Sarah How To Dry Chives 2 Options How To Dry Chives 2 Options The chives in my herb garden are ready to be cut. They have gone to flower and it is time. Drying Chives Be sure to cut your chives in the morning. They will be full of flavor and not parched after a day of summer sun. Cutting chives is super simple. All you need is a pair of scissors. If you have pruning sheers that is fine too but just a simple pair of scissors will ...
Fairy rolls ✨ With flowers, radishes and greens from the garden. We ate these with a chive sesame almond miso dipping sauce that I pretty much wanted to just drink on its own.
Chives are great to eat and to use in recipes plus their flowers attract bees!
Have a lot of chive blossoms? Make this infused oil and vinegar with them!
For inspiration only: Chopped herbs and edible flowers on chevre. Try using organically grown nasturtiums, basil and chive blossoms, marigolds, and roses for a variety of flavors.