Sunday, March 7, 2010

Nasturtium

Nasturtium, the edible flower blooming here in a variety of colors.

11 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

They may be edible, but I have only seen them as a garnish, like parsley. I have never had flowers as a course. But on any question dealing with food, I would certainly defer to your exponentially greater knowledge than mine, Sharon. Except for ice cream. I could probably hold my own on that topic.

Kate said...

Great to see flowers posted on the portal...finally. Hope this continues! I, too, have seen these lovely blooms only as garnish. I think I'll try to find a recipe for them. Reminds me of the delectable squash blossoms!!

Kate said...

A quick check of google brought up nasturtium oil, mayonnaise, pesto, soup, gazpacho, etc. Someone should inform Dave! I'm going to try them in MN this summer after I return!

Kathy said...

One of my favorite flowers. I like this collage.

I have put nasturtium leaves in salads and used the flower for an edible garnish. The leaves are very peppery tasting. I probably wouldn't want to eat a whole salad of them but a few sprinkled in with a variety of greens is quite tasty.

Magpie said...

I have nasturtiums in one form or another on both of my blogs this morning! Great minds... I love your photos (as always). I talked my daughter into trying one of the leaves yesterday...too peppery for her.

Jarart said...

You have made a gorgous collage with these great pictures!

glenda said...

Beautiful, Sharon. I had a salad with these in it at Sanctuary once. Bo is very creative.

brattcat said...

This feels like a spring bouquet. Thank you. So bright and cheerful...and edible too.

Jacob said...

Years ago we went to a restaurant near Deland, Florida where they served "edible" flowers. I wonder if these were some of them.

They are beautiful, Sharon!

Memphis MOJO said...

So, you couldn't make up your mind which images you liked best, so you "cheated" and put up a bunch of them?

Seriously, great job -- love the collage.

JM said...

Lovely!