Taste the flowers
Pretty petals and flower heads can be added to salads, crystallised or used to beautify cakes and ice cubes. Just make sure they're clean and pesticide-free then take your pick: roses, violets, lavender, nasturtiums, violas...
And a simple way to make flower-scented sugar is to add their petals or heads to a jar, layering with caster sugar then screwing the lid on tightly. After a week or so in a cool, dark place your sugar will be infused and ready to use. The flavour will deepen with time.
Images via Pinterest.
Sarah lives over at Mitenska, where she chronicles life's simple pleasures.
She's a keen photographer, writer and tea drinker. Her favourite things include collecting treasures from her daily rambles, baking cake, rainy days and cosying up with a good book.
She resides in the Pennines with her partner and little boy.