Eat Your Roses: 1 Book, 1 Idea

Eat Your Roses Book CoverAs I ponder how we might make our yard and lawn greener and more practical, I’ve come across yet another book to add to my grow-your-own arsenal, Eat Your Roses…Pansies, Lavender and 49 other Delicious Edible Flowers. Written by Denise Schreiber, the woman who created the Edible Flower Foods Fest, the big idea in this book is that there are a whole lot of edible flowers. More than I realized.

The book provides the common and scientific names for the edible flowers, along with a color photograph of each, a description as well as an explanation of its sensory appeal and its edible uses. Schreiber even includes recipes for newbs like me.

Next year that lilac tree is going to do more than just look and smell pretty in the back yard. I’m going to turn those lovely flowers into a syrup…or something.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to facilitate a review.

2 Responses to Eat Your Roses: 1 Book, 1 Idea
  1. Denise Schreiber
    July 13, 2011 | 10:48 pm

    Thanks for the great review! I have more on my webpage and plan to keep adding more.

  2. Kristina
    July 15, 2011 | 8:49 pm

    Sounds like a book I need to go buy!