Edible Flowers? – My Sunday Photo – 5/11/17

Hello everyone. As is our usual routine, Mr A and myself went to Chepstow today to do our weekly shop and have a spot of lunch.

On the way to Chepstow we came upon a traffic jam, the result of a tractor ahead of us on the road. Fortunately for us we came up to the jam just before the turning to Hanley Farm Market, a local farm shop and tea room. So we decided to make an impromptu stop there for a spot of lunch

Now if I was a professional blogger I would have taken beautiful shots of our food prior to eating it, but I was seriously hangry this morning, so I had no thoughts of blogging until my tummy had been filled.

There was however something on my plate that proved blog worthy once the rest of the meal had been eaten. On Mr A’s and my own salad garnish was a single flower head. I know there are edible flowers out there, but I couldn’t bring myself to put such a sweet little bloom in my mouth. Just in case they had been put on the plate only for decoration (or by a disgruntled employee who was trying to off customers!!)

Two small daisy like flowers sat in front of a coffee cup on a saucer. Ome flower is yellow, one is orange
Do you know what sort of flowers these are? Are they edible? Would you have eaten them?

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10 Comments

  1. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    November 5, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I think I would have just eaten them and assumed they were edible. Very hard to tell looking at them though.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      November 5, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Someone has said edible marigolds. Cant imagine they taste very nice

  2. John Adams

    November 5, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Absolutely no idea, but no, I probably wouldn’t have eaten them! I would have assumed they were a garnish. Very colourful though and no, if they were marigolds, I wouldn’t have eaten them as I din’t think they taste vry nice. #mysundayphoto

  3. Martin Lee

    November 5, 2017 at 8:19 am

    They look nice but I think is be scares to eat then too! I’m not good with ettiquite

  4. darren coleshill

    November 5, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Not sure, but I wouldn’t have eaten them.

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  5. Carol

    November 5, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I’ve only eaten nasturtiums. On What’s Cooking America, they list edible flowers. If it is a marigold, they say
    Marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia – aka T. signata) – The marigold can be used as a substitute for saffron. Also great in salads as they have a citrus flavor.
    I would have asked the server about the flowers. If they had said it’s edible, I might have taken a nibble. If they didn’t know, I wouldn’t have eaten.

  6. Emma

    November 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve never eaten a flower unless it’s dried so I can’t help you but I can’t imagine they would have put it on your food if it wasn’t edible.
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  7. Lins @ Boo & Maddie

    November 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    They’re so pretty, I know that some flowers are edible but I still can’t get my head round it for some reason! #Mysundayphoto

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      November 5, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Thats the same as me. Logic said they wouldnt have put them on the plate if they wernt edible but even so….

  8. sherry MacKay

    November 8, 2017 at 8:33 am

    not sure about eating the flowers but they look pretty. i love the tea cup there. looks fab.

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