If You’re Not Cooking With Flowers, You Should Be

Edible flowers
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Not everyone appreciates flowers, but those who know know how wonderful they are. They naturally brighten up a room, smell delightful, and can even be used in cooking. Edible flowers may seem like a bougie trend that is unnecessary, but the micro blooms can also add flavor while making your dish gorgeous. 


Roses mean different things, depending on what color they are. Pink petals symbolize gratitude, yellow is for friendship, and red roses are the most popular on Valentine’s Day because they mean love. The fragrant flowers can add sweetness or spiciness to the dish, based on what variety of rose it is. 

Squash Blossoms

Everyone knows zucchinis, but they may not be as familiar with their beautiful blossoms. The flowers are considered a delicacy and are the perfect shape to be stuffed. Fill them with ricotta, dunk them in batter, and deep fry them—you won’t be sorry!


The fiery yellow flowers are associated with positive emotions and energy. They are also a fantastic addition to salads where their petals bring a touch of citrus. 


Nasturtiums grow all year round, meaning they are always available to brighten up a salad! The petals have a peppery kick, as do the leaves.