Category Archives: Edible Flowers

Nasturtium

CSA Distribution May 9 2015

 

2015 CSA                Spring           May 9th                     Planet Earth Diversified

Ø  ChardØ  Kale

Ø  European Cucumbers

Ø  Nasturtium Flowers

Ø  Broccoli

Ø  Cilantro

Ø  Parsley

Ø  Poultry Herb Blend

Ø  Thai Basil

Ø  Oregano

Ø  Chives

Ø  Micro Color Mix

 

Nasturtium flowers, European cucumbers and some of the season’s first broccoli are all part of the CSA share this week.   Nasturtium flowers are a favorite of ours in the mixed edible flower boxes we make, having a bit of sweetness as well as a touch of piquancy. They go well in salads, spring rolls and omelettes. Mike has stuffed them with crab dip for a savory presentation. He has also filled them with whipped cream and dusted them with cocoa for a sweet treat. For the longest time I believed that nasturtium is in the same family as watercress, but I was mistaken! These two do share a bit of a bite in flavor and the growing habit of liking “a wet foot”, or a regular source of water. We use them therapeutically for ear, nose and throat. “The flowers contain about 130 mg vitamin C per 100 grams (3.5 oz), about the same amount as is contained in parsley. Moreover, they contain up to 45 mg of lutein per 100 gr, which is the highest amount found in any edible plant”, please see wiki for reference on that quote about nasturtium. Suggestion for this week: cut a cucumber, soak it in a light vinegar and garnish with the flowers of nasturtium for a palate pleaser.

Spring Edible Flowers

Order Spring Edible Flowers Now! Great for special Dinners catering weddings and just beautiful flavorful healthy fun. Mixed Box or Selected flower type available.


  • Baby Cucumber
  • Citrus Flowers
  • Citrus Blossom
  • Easter Violets
  • Rose Edible
  • Roses as Edible Flowers
  • Johnny Jump Up
  • Kaffir Lime
  • Naturtium  Flowers
  • Pineapple Sage Flowers
  • Red Pineapple Sage Flowers
  • Rose Geranium and Pineapple Sage Flowers
  • Rose Geranium
  • Edible Violet Flowers

Edible Flower Chef Box (Mix)

Here is a look at preparing Chef boxes of mixed Edible Flowers:

 

Nasturtium flowers, blossoming pineapple sage & thai basil, flowering thyme, rose geranium, shingiku flowers,  blossoming stems of kaffir lime, rose buds, chive blossoms…just what was perfect to pick at that moment.

The mixed edible flower boxes are filled with the most choice selections of the day.  If you would like a particular mix or focus, just give us a call: 877-ARUGULA, ext 1.

*UPDATE: check out this recent article by C-ville Weekly on Edible Flowers!   Click on image below to open article…

Roses in the Flower House

Roses in the Flower House