A Guide to Edible Flowers

Easy to grow, tasty to eat!

Lilac

There’s nothing like the smell of lilac (Syringa vulgaris) shrubs in springtime. Fortunately, you can capture the heady aroma of a lilac in bloom and put it to use for your palate. Although the flavour of this purple flower can vary, it’s typically a little bit lemony and, well, floral. It’s best used in dessert dishes, so try baking lilac blossoms into scones or mixing them into cream cheese or frozen yogurt.  

Tip: For best results, pick the flowers soon after they’ve opened.


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