|Edible nasturtium seeds|
One of the greatest joys of designing my edible landscape has been discovering new and unusual edible plants and using them in my cooking. Below is a list of plants I currently have in my garden that you may not know are edible, along with how to eat them, and links to recipes using these plants on my blog.
|Wolf Eyes Kousa Dogwood Berries are edible,|
Trees and Shrubs
Wolf Eyes Kousa Dogwood: Use the berry pulp in baking or as a condiment for chicken.
Recipe: Kousa Dogwood Muffins
Bearberry: Use the berries to make jam.
Lingonberries: This berry is not commonly found in New England but can be used like cranberries. They make delicious jam and syrup and are used in traditional Swedish cooking.
|Black Lace Elderberry has dark purple leaves and pink flowers|
Black Lace Elderberry: Elder flowers are used in Europe to make Elder Flower Cordial, while the berries make a nutritious and medicinal syrup as well as a delicious jam.
Recipe: Elder Flower Cordial
Edible Flower Petals - try sprinkling them on your next salad!
|Edible calendula petals|
Lemon Drop and Gem Marigolds
|Batchelor's Button petals are edible|
Edible Flowers for baking:
Borage flowers, candied and used as cake decorations
Violas, candied and used on cakes
Lavender: Press into cookies or sprinkle sparingly on ice cream
Recipes: Honey and Lavender Ice cream, Lavender Cookies
Edible Flower Seeds:
Sunseed Sunflower: Roast and salt the seeds
Recipe: Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Hungarian Bread Poppies: use the seeds in baking
Nasturtiums: Pickle the seeds and use like capers.
Recipe: Poor Man's Capers
What unusual edibles do you have growing in your garden?