Here’s Why You Should Be Eating Flowers

With winter lurking just around the corner, all your soups, stews, and comfort food are gonna need some brightening up .

With winter lurking just around the corner, all your soups, stews, and comfort food are gonna need some ??brightening up??.

With plenty of edible flowers–like lavender, pansies, squash blossoms, and roses–almost always reasonably available at your local florist and grocery store, there’s no reason you can’t pretend it’s sunny springtime year-round in your kitchen.

Here are some recipes to help!

3. Blueberry Chèvre Crostini with Champagne-Vinegar Hibiscus Flowers

Blueberry Chèvre Crostini with Champagne-Vinegar Hibiscus Flowers

The snack that can double as a centerpiece. Recipe here .

4. Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Tea time approved. Recipe here .

5. Edible Flower Bark with Sprinkles

Edible Flower Bark with Sprinkles

And art project and recipe in one. Recipe here .

7. Candied Wisteria Flowers

Candied Wisteria Flowers

The perfect topping to pretty much anything. How-to here .

9. Winesicles

Winesicles

Wine popsicles with flowers = crowdpleasers. Recipe here .

10. Garden of Eden Spring Rolls

Garden of Eden Spring Rolls

But isn’t thing what you thought when you first heard of “spring rolls”? Recipe here .

11. Dandelion and Feta Tart

Dandelion and Feta Tart

Tart for days. Recipe here .

12. Rosey Rocky Road

Rosey Rocky Road

Oh brownie, you look so elegant! Recipe here .

13. Violet Jelly

Violet Jelly

This is probably what fairies put on toast. Recipe here .

14. Dandelion Pancakes

Dandelion Pancakes

Pancakes made with weed(s). Recipe here .

16. Warrigal Greens Gnocchi with Black Garlic

Warrigal Greens Gnocchi with Black Garlic

Green gnocchi! Recipe here .

17. Buffalo Mozarella with Sage Flowers, Smoked Salt and Toasted Walnuts

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The easiest way to make cheesy ever better. Recipe here .

18. Cherry Rose Smoothie

Cherry Rose Smoothie

For all you gluten- and dairy-free peeps. Recipe here .

19. Pansy Crêpes

Pansy Crêpes

Like an artful canvas for Nutella. Recipe here .

20. Nasturtium and Basil Pesto

Nasturtium and Basil Pesto

And you thought pesto couldn’t get any better. Recipe here .

21. Beef Stew with Pansies

Beef Stew with Pansies

Yup. Get the recipe here .

22. Summer’s Sweetest Cake

Summer's Sweetest Cake

Starrin ~meadowsweet~. Recipe here .

23. Floral Goat Cheese with Dill and Cracked Pepper

Floral Goat Cheese with Dill and Cracked Pepper

A floral spread everyone will love. Recipe here .

24. Roasted Flowering Broccolini with Hazelnuts and Lemon Shallot Dressing

Roasted Flowering Broccolini with Hazelnuts and Lemon Shallot Dressing

The best part of broccolini you’ve been forsaking. Recipe here .

25. Floral Foccacia

Floral Foccacia

Sweet herby carbs. Recipe here .

26. Grown-Up Dirt Cake Cups

Grown-Up Dirt Cake Cups

Dirt Dessert gets an elegant makeover. Recipe here .

27. Hibiscus Loaf Cake

Hibiscus Loaf Cake

Flower your flour. Recipe here .

28. Daylily Fritters

Daylily Fritters

Fried flowers. You’re welcome. Here’s the recipe .

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