Edible flowers can be used in a variety of interesting ways and they will not only be unusual but very impressive and tasty as well. Some add flavors like adding herbs will do for your recipes and others have their own wonderful fresh flavors.
One very creative and beautiful way to use the blossoms of flowers is by making them into delectable ice cubes for festive drinks. Any time you are using flowers for eating or cooking ingredients it is imperative that they are rinsed carefully to get any residue from pesticides off the petals or the blossoms. You can purchase flowers that were grown without pesticides or if you grow your own be sure to use organic growing medium.
To make your flower ice cubes you will first bring water to a boil for about two minutes. Take the water from the heat and leave to cool down to the temperature of the room. The reason for doing this is to make sure that the ice cubes will freeze clear and beautiful. Put a flower or arrange a couple petals at the bottom of each ice cube section of the ice cube tray. Only fill the tray half way up with the room temperature water and let it freeze solid. Then you can finish filling each compartment of the ice cube tray to the top with the rest of the water that you boiled. Let this freeze solid and it is ready for use when you are ready to dress up your beverage.
Ice cubes with edible flowers are great additions to your Valentine’s Day celebration or any romantic or special occasion. They are guaranteed to delight and impress. Another way to impress your guests or make a very romantic treat is to make tea using the petals of edible flowers.
The ratio you will need to make a tasty and beautiful cup of tea is one cup of boiled water with one tablespoon of petals from edible flowers. For instance, the romantic and aromatic rose makes a lovely tea drink using either the petals from the rose or the hips. This rose petal tea drink has a little tangy taste with a light floral aroma and flavor. This is a great tea to serve at a lady’s party like a shower or woman’s group.
If you are serving an iced tea then the edible flower ice cubes will be a wonderful addition. Edible flowers make delightful candied treats when they are crystallized and will go well along with your flower pedal tea.
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List of edible flowers
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