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Saturday, April 28, 2012

The 10 Commandments of Edible Flowers

1. Eat only those flowers you can positively identify as safe and edible. Learn the Latin or botanical names, which are universally accepted (common names may vary from region to region).

2. Do not assume that restaurants and caterers always know which flowers are edible. Just because it is on your plate does not mean it is edible (see Rule #1)....

I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Eating To Live, hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com, and can be found in its entirety here: The 10 Commandments of Edible Flowers

Flowers You Can Eat

Here is an extensive but by no means complete listing of edible flowers. I've listed them as follows:
Common name: (botonical name):  Flavor - other information.

Please note: While the flowers mentioned in this edible flowers list are edible, other parts of the plants mentioned in this list may be poisonous. Know what you're eating! Also, be sure that no pesticides of other potentially harmful substances have been applied to the plant. Avoid plants growing along the sides of roads as they may have absorbed toxins from passing traffic.



Anise (hyssop Agastache foeniculum): Licorice
Apple (Malus spp.): Floral - Eat in moderation since flowers contain cyanide precursors
Arugula (Eruca vesicaria sativa): Peppery - once flowers form, the leaves become bitter

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I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Encyclopedia of Herbology, hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com, and can be found in its entirety here: Flowers You Can Eat



Sunday, April 01, 2012

Daisy Magick

Ruler: Venus
Type: Flower
Magickal Form: Petals and flowers

The Daisy is traditionally assigned to the month of April. A flower of friendship and courtship, the daisy is used to open up social or romantic opportunity. Add the petals to bathwater on Wednesdays to draw new friends. Place whole flowers on a love altar with pink candles to attract romantic possibilities. The daisy is the emotional and intellectual "getting to know you" flower.It is not a flower of passion and it is a great choice for young men and women who prefer a long courtship based on friendship and common goals.

From: The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients

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