Edible Flowers

Edible flowers are the new rage in haute cuisine. The culinary use of flowers dates back thousands of years. However, not all flowers are edible, so be sure to do your research before adding any flower to a meal. You also should NEVER use pesticides or other chemicals on any part of any plant that produces blossoms you plan to eat, and never harvest flowers growing by the roadside. It is best to order your edible flowers from a reputable grower who deals specifically in high quality edible flowers. We recommend  Gourmet Sweet Botanicals.

 

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Flowers can be used in teas, salads, or as a garnish to add a bit of whimsy and color to your presentation. There are recipes that call to add spice flower petals in pasta dough, sweet petals in homemade ice cream, or syrups for cocktails.  Here are just some of the flowers you can eat:

1. Bee Balm–  minty flavor                                     2. Marigolds–  spicy, tangy taste

3. Chamomile– sweet taste. Found in teas           4. Hibiscus–  similar flavor to cranberries

5. Rose– more of a bitter taste                               6. Sunflowers– Petals can be eaten, and the bud

                              can be steamed like an artichoke.

7.  Violets- great addition to salads                       8. Tulips–  cucumber like taste

9. Lilacs– great to infuse with ice cream               10. Honey Suckle– Sweet taste

 

 

Edible flowers

Edible flowers are the new rage in haute cuisine

 The culinary use of flowers dates back thousands of years. However, not all flowers are edible, so be sure to do your research before adding any flower to a meal. You also should NEVER use pesticides or other chemicals on any part of any plant that produces blossoms you plan to eat, and never harvest flowers growing by the roadside. It is best to order your edible flowers from a reputable growers who deals specifically in edible flowers such as Gourmet Sweet Botanicals.

 Flowers can be used in teas, salads, or as a garnish to add a bit of whimsy and color to your presentation. There are recipes that call to add spice flower petals in pasta dough, sweet petals in homemade ice cream, or syrups for cocktails.  Here are just some of the flowers you can eat:

1. Bee Balm- Has a minty flavor                                       2. Marigolds- Have a spicy, tangy taste

3. Chamomile- has a sweet taste. Found in teas           4. Hibiscus-  Has a similar flavor to cranberries

5. Rose- has more of a bitter taste                                   6. Sunflowers- Petals can be eaten, and the bud

can be steamed like an artichoke.

7.  Violets- are great tasting in salads                              8. Tulips- Have a cucumber like taste

9. Lilacs- are great to infuse with ice cream                   10. Honey Suckle Petals- Sweet taste

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Hanging Flower Arrangements

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A fabulous trend going from coast-to-coast is hanging flowers.  From the ceremony to the reception, these hanging blooms, are making a statement.

  1. One of the trends is called the upside-down garden.  It’s where you take hundreds of flowers, and hang them from the ceiling, making a sea of  of flowers, transforming your ceremony or dance floor into a lush garden above them.  Almost like your floating above the ground.
  2. Another flora trend is flower chandeliers.   Imagine gorgeous blooms, overflowing and draping down off of a chandeliers, or circle hoops over your heads, or dance floor.  They are sure to set the mood, to your nuptials and will have your guests staring in awe!
  3. Inverted Centerpieces.  Does your venue have tall ceilings? A great idea is to have inverted centerpieces, which where you suspend your table center pieces above your guest, drawing their eyes upward.  These look great with long tables, and can really take your wedding to the next level!
  4. Curtain of flowers.  Have a curtain of flowers draped as your backdrop for your ceremony looks stunning.  You can even have it as your back drop of your sweetheart table.  Flowers draping from top to bottom, add a bit of modern flair.  A great idea is to have them monochromatic, and start lighter at the top, and grow dark, as it goes to the bottom.  Another idea is to hang them in picture frames.  They will look like framed works of art.
  5. Hanging glass globes look very modern, and look absolutely amazing.  You can have them as your backdrop of your ceremony, or suspend them across guest tables.  In each globe your can put a single flower for bright glam look, or add more lush greens and succulent for a more of a garden look.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is the color green’s real time to shine.  In honor of all things Irish, florists like to pay tribute to Ireland’s green landscape.  Designing arrangements that really play up green’s true hue. Some gorgeous blooms are: Green garden roses, mums, hydrangea, tranquilium, orchids, berries..BUT you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with out Bells of Ireland!  These tall spiked blooms, are a symbol of luck, making them a true St. Patty’s Day Flower!

Order our “Springtime in Ireland” arrangement on our website !

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