edible flowers

The five little things that made my week… 1. Bringing a spent sunflower head down to the chicken run. The ladies love their little treat! If you have the space, it’s worth growing a crop of sunflowers near your run every summer. As the flowers fade, they naturally drop their seeds. It gives them something […]

August 7 2015      34 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Flores   Frutas   Hierbas   Jardín

Fennel is found in the wild all over California, and much to my amazement, many people consider it a weed… an aromatic, anise-flavored weed. I grew a small patch of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) in my garden this past spring, but my neighbor across the street has fennel growing en masse on his property. Every summer, […]

July 28 2014      14 comments     Linda Ly
Flores   Hierbas   Jardín

I have a beautiful old feijoa tree in my yard, and every spring it attracts flocks of starlings that dance through its leaves. The starlings are hungry for the hundreds of candy red flowers that appear before the fruits set in late summer. I liken these flowers to nature’s litter — swaying in the breeze, […]

June 30 2014      18 comments     Linda Ly
Flores   Jardín

I can’t remember the first time I tried lavender ice cream, but I do remember thinking it sounded weird at first… and possibly tasting like perfume (because really, who wants to eat linen spray?). Luckily for my tastebuds, it wasn’t and it didn’t, and I’ve been smitten with lavender-flavored sweets ever since. I heart this […]

September 2 2013      21 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Flores   Hierbas

We’re often told that once a brassica bolts, that signals the end of its life. But to me, those first few kale buds (also known as kale raab) are the start of a new life — in the form of edible flowers that are surprisingly tender and sweet (especially if you’ve had a very cold […]

July 8 2013      31 comments     Linda Ly
Flores   Jardín   Verduras

An Alaska Variegated nasturtium seedling (Tropaeolum majus). Seed from Botanical Interests. Some people consider nasties to be weedy, as they grow everywhere once you get them started, but I hope to fill my garden with them — just so I can have pretty flowers to throw into my salads!

January 8 2011      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
Flores   Jardín