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Edible Flower Recipes

Nettle Beer

Nettle Beer

Dave Hamilton, author of Grow your Own Food for Free shares one of his favourite recipes for making nettle beer. It’s cheap to make and follows a traditionally English recipe. Before hops were widely used in the 17th century all sorts of plants were used to flavor the ale including nettles (Urtica dioica). It was […]

Lavender Scones

Lavender Scones

Cooking with lavender has a fined history in the UK with lots of uses, both sweet and savory. Lavender is reputed to be one of Colonel Saunder’s herbs in his KFC mix. I first tasted these delicious scones when I visited the wonderful Yorkshire Lavender – they were served up with blueberry and lavender jam […]

Himalayan Balsam Recipes

Himalayan Balsam Recipes

In the 19th Century a plant was introduced into the UK as an alternative to the orchid. Himalayan Balsam quickly adapted and spread, it’s rapid spread helped by small children (and not just children) delighting in the seeds that shoot out from the pods when touched. These seeds can shoot up to 23′ – it […]

How to Make Dandelionade

How to Make Dandelionade

One familiar use for the petals is in drinks, with dandelion wine being familiar on a forager’s to-do list but they make a thoroughly great soft drink too. See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/dandelion-wine/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/make-elderflower-cordial/ Ingredients 2 litres – by volume – freshly picked open dandelion flowers 500g sugar 1 orange 1 lemon 4 litres water   Method […]

Nasturtium Leaf Pesto

Nasturtium Leaf Pesto

Nasturtiums are often over looked as a food source but in a bad year on an allotment they can really come into their own.  The flowers and leaves can be used in salads, the buds can be blanched then pickled in vinegar for use as capers, and as Dave Hamilton, author of Grow Your Food […]

Elderflower Shortbread

Elderflower Shortbread

This recipe for Elderflower Shortbread infuses a subtle hint of elderflower through the shortbread without it being too perfumey or ‘soap’ like. See Also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/make-elderflower-cordial/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-elderflower-mayonnaise/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/make-elderflower-cordial/   You can, as an alternative, skip the elderflower sugar and grate orange zest in with the ingredients to make shortbread with a hint of orange. Or just […]

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