Edible Flowers Category
Edible flowers make colorful garnishes, and some have interesting flavors. Not all flowers, though, are edible, so make sure any flowers you serve are safe to eat. Dinner guests tend to assume that everything on a serving platter is edible.
For many flowers, like roses, only the petals are edible, so you must remove the stamen and pistil (the reproductive organs of the flower that the petals surround), along with the sepals (the leaves just under the petals). Others, like pansies, can be cut off intact at the top of the stem and eaten.
Since flowers from gardens, nurseries, or florists may have been treated with pesticides, it's best to grow your own or buy them at stores or farmers' markets.