Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

My in-laws are growing these edible flowers in their vegetable garden. As soon as I saw them, images of snacks sprinkled with flowers started racing through my mind. I was feeling like quite the culinary genius until I finally decided to taste one. Whoa! Maybe I just got a bad one, but it was beyond bitter. If you ever have the opportunity, I recommend you keep a glass of milk nearby. Pretty flower though.

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3 Comments

  1. DebZ
    5:29 pm on July 30th, 2010

    ha! i think that’s why you usually find them in a salad, mixed in well with the bitter greens (??). i just met someone who makes pesto from the leaves and capers out of the seed/berries before they harden. i think for now, i’ll stick with using it as a garnish.

  2. no doubt!
    I was reading the Herbfarm cookbook today and it described them as having a “delightfully hot radish” taste.

  3. I don’t eat the flowers, but the leaves are delicious in cheese and cucumber sandwiches – they taste almost like watercress. I also pickle the berries and use them like I would capers.