Both the garden and nature offer a wealth of edible flowers, and now that you have stood in the kitchen and cuddled for a delicious dessert or cake, why not top the taste experience with an impressive visual experience - it's simple, but the effect is great.
For this weekend's breakfast table, we have played with shades of yellow, purple, and amber, and let the theme go through both tables setting, decorations and food. The edible flowers dahlia, sunflowers and gladiolus are used as table decorations in the beautiful < span style = "text-decoration: underline;"> floating bubble vases , while cornflowers, mint and chamomile flowers give a colorful spice to the food.
TABLE COVERING TABLE WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS
Play with a color theme. Keep the table in tone-on-tone shades or find some beautiful contrasting colors. Let the colors go again in both frame, food, and decoration.
Experiment with different flowers. If all the flowers on the table are edible, guests can also be allowed to pick a little from the vases.
Set aside time to make a little extra out of the table setting. You will be allowed to express yourself creatively and your guests can feel extra valued.
EDIBLE FLOWERS IN THE GARDENYou may not immediately think that garden flowers can be eaten, but you will be surprised that there are quite a few flowers in the garden that can be used in different ways in the kitchen - some are used for baking and candying, others mostly as decoration. If you do not have the flowers in the garden, you may be lucky to have a pick-your-own field nearby where you can go on (paid) prey.
DahliaDahlia is a seductively beautiful flower that comes in a multitude of colors, sizes, and shapes. Dahlia is part of a lot of gardens, which makes it an obvious addition to a dessert, a salad or as a garnish for your skyr if you need to make a little extra out of your morning.
We are used to using sunflower seeds in pastries, muesli, etc., but in fact you can also eat the beautiful colorful leaves on the sunflower. The leaves can also be dried and used as a summery spice on the dessert during the dark months of the year.
While many flower petals taste neutral, eating gladiolus is a great taste experience. The sumptuous flowers are available in many beautiful colors and color combinations, and they are obvious as a filling in a salad. They can even be filled with ice cream or used as a decoration on the cake.
Whether you are interested in flowers or not, most people will probably recognize the lavender - if nothing else, then for the characteristic scent used in everything from soap to fragrance bags and tea. Lavender can also be used in a fresh summer lemonade or cocktail.
Purple Sun Hat
One of the most beautiful gardens in the late summer is the purple sun hat. The perennial is available in many different colors and has brightly colored petals and an orange center. You can only use the beautiful petals, but they will in turn light up both in the garden and on your salad.
The horn violet is a beautiful little perennial that comes back year after year and likes to spread far and wide on the terrace and in the garden. But now it does nothing at all, because in addition to enjoying the beautiful flowers already from early spring, the horn violet is edible, and gives a hint of summer on both the salad and the dessert - or as here on a round of freshly made French toast topped a generous handful of blueberries from the garden.
Edible flowers from left: Chamomile, Dahlia, Cornflower, Sunflower, Gladiolus
EDIBLE FLOWERS IN NATURE
Nature has always been a source of many taste experiences and during the summer months it is obvious to use the walk to also look for edible flowers. The ones you do not use in the food, you can use in a small vase and bring a little of the beauty of summer inside.
The beautiful cornflower with the small, pointed blue-purple leaves is a delight to the eye, but also has a slightly spicy taste that makes it ideal for use in cooking. You can experiment with a delicious colorful spice butter or use it as a garnish - possibly. on some small granola bowls with skyr just like on the breakfast table here.
It probably comes as no surprise that the chamomile flower is edible, for many of us have probably had a cup of chamomile tea one day when the throat is a little sore. However, the flowers can also be used fresh in the tea, preferably with a little lemon. The simple flower buds can also easily be used as a decoration on the fruit platter or dessert. However, one should just be aware that there are two kinds of chamomile flowers - the fragrant kind that contains essential oils in the flower, which gives the characteristic fragrance and taste, and a more neutral version without fragrance. Both can be used, but the neutral is largely tasteless, so go in search of the fragrant kind.
The coin grows wild but is also part of many herb beds around the residential areas. Whichever type you choose, the delicate leaves are bursting with its characteristic peppermint flavor. Use the leaves as a garnish with some of the summer berries or flowers or chop it finely and use it on top with a little watermelon or orange - preferably with a little chopped nut on top.
The list of edible flowers is almost endless, so before you buy a ready-made package of flowers, just check if you already have some edible flowers in the garden or on the balcony.
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Edible flowers from the left: Purple sun hat, lavender, gladiolus, horn violet.