Category: Herbs and Spices

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Do these beautiful edible flowers grow in your garden?

These delicate white flowers that grow in our garden are edible garlic chives or Chinese chives [Allium tuberosum [Latin], gau choy 韭菜 [Chinese] and nira [Japanese]. I remember seeing them in abundance in outdoor vegetable markets in Asia. The stems are a great flavour enhancer and the white flowers are perfect to finish off a salad.  If you do not like the idea of … Read More Do these beautiful edible flowers grow in your garden?

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Quinoa and Bulgur Herb Salad

This salad is kind of based on the Lebanese taboulleh but meeting quite a few people recently who are allergic to tomatoes made me skip this ingredient and strip out other ingredients that are not considered agreeable to everyone’s digestion.

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Flowering Sage

In season now, sage is in full bloom and the flowers which are much milder in flavour than the leaves.  They are a wonderful addition to a salad, in moderation. Use them to decorate a cake, to make herbed vinegar or olive oil, or simply pour hot water over them to make a tea infusion.  Add them dried to your salt or pepper grinder, … Read More Flowering Sage