Less Noise, More Green: Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer

Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer

I'm always looking for new ways to cook with  the edible flowers growing in my gardens and this appetizer is a quick and elegant way to use them. Try serving these at your next summer party and they will be sure to spark lots of conversation!



The flowers in this appetizer do more than just look beautiful, they have distinct flavors which are fun to play with.

Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer
Borage

Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer
Nasturtium

Borage has a cucumber taste, for example, while Nasturtiums have a peppery bite.

Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer
Little Gem Marigolds

Some say Little Gem Marigolds are the best tasting marigolds and I do think they are less bitter than some of the larger varieties. The other flowers I used for these appetizers are Calendula, Batchelor's Buttons and Violas.

I use soft spreadable cheeses for this appetizer for their mild flavor which doesn't over power the taste of the flowers, and I love the white canvas they create for the colorful petals.

Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer


Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer

Assortment of different breads, toasted and cut ( I used rye, sourdough and Melba Toasts)
Assortment of cheeses, such as Brie, cream cheese and goat cheese
Various edible flowers such as Borage, Violas, Calendula, Batchelor's Buttons and Marigolds

Spread the cheeses on the toasts and decorate with edible flowers just before serving.

It's that easy!

Do you have a favorite way to use edible flowers in your cooking?

Sue

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Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer
 




18 comments:

  1. Hi, I have just popped over from Down to Earth blog as she mentioned you in her posts today and showed us your gorgeous front garden with its veg patch it looks amazing and what a fabulous use of space to :-) Love the pretty flowers on your toast. Best wishes, dee :-)

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    1. Hi Delia, thanks for stopping by and for your support, it means a lot!

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  2. I've just called by from RDown to Earth, and I have to say I love what you are doing with your garden and it's wonderful produce. I'm the Sue that was on Rhonda's blog post last week with the polytunnel full of edibles, so we are doing something very similar just in different parts of the world.

    My favourite flowers to eat are Nasturtiums, like you say for their wonderful peppery taste, and we also use the leaves in our mixed leaf salads. I also love lavender, in all it's forms, I use it mostly in biscuits and scones but used as a herb it adds it's distinctive taste to lots of other dishes including a few flower petals sprinkled over a mixed salad.

    I'm adding your blog to the sidebar of mine so I can follow your progress and gather some inspiration for those days when it feels too much like hard work to drag myself out to dig.

    Love from rainy North Wales, UK. xx

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    1. Hi Sue, thank you for leaving a comment! I visited your blog last week and I am quite envious of your poly tunnel. I don't have the room for a green house of any size but I grow almost all my plants from seed in my house under grow lights.
      I have several lavender bushes but for some reason didn't bloom this year but I do use lavender in my baking and to make lavender and honey ice cream!
      I am originally from the UK (Somerset) and have spent some time in North Wales, which is lovely. I wish you lots of luck with your garden and your blog, which I will visit again soon.

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  3. I've just called over from DTE....Sue these look just darling!! Jan x

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  4. Thank you! They are a lot of fun to make and serve.

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