Rose: The petals of the flowers have long been dredged in the whites of eggs and then dredged in sugar. When dry they make an aromatic candy. Fragrant petals rinsed through water make a scented fluid to use in cakes and pastries.
Rose hips are high in vitamin c. Make tea with fresh hips for the highest concentration of vitamin for colds.
Candying flowers also works for other edible flowers like pansies and nasturtium.
Other edible flowers are:lavender, thyme, dill, cilantro, day lily, squash blossom, Nasturtiums, chives, and basil, from the website: http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers
|These are my aloe in bloom|
Garden skills translate into farming skills. Gardening is a great excuse to get outdoors and smell fresh air! Get some survival skills and some nature while you're at it.