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Are Saffron Crocus petals edible?

Can the saffron crocus flower petals be used for food/drink coloring? Are they poisonous/edible? (With reference please.) I found a link, that states that the bulbs are edible, but there is nothing ...
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Can frozen (fresh) flower petals be used in baking the same as unfrozen fresh petals?

I had seen a recipe that calls for fresh flower petals - a dark bread recipe with honey and bright flower petals through it, specifically. I know it wanted fresh petals for the color (dried so often ...
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How to steep honeysuckle

I would like to make honeysuckle ice cream (or some other honeysuckle flavored food item). What is the best way to extract the flavor from just picked honeysuckle flowers? There seems to be no ...
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Are all species of CANNA edible?

I was looking through a plant catalog, and noticed that only one type of CANNA is edible. Why aren't other species edible also?
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What type of lavender is normally used in tea blends?

I was looking through a plant catalog, and am confused as to what type of lavender to grow this year to make tea with. Does each species taste different? Which ones are easier to pick?
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Where to get fresh rose petals( rosa demascena) that are organic and/or pesticide free

I need to make rose water and therefore need fresh rose petals (rosa demascena) that are organic and/or pesticide free. Is there any place to get these in the uk?
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What tastes like marigold?

I'm looking to make Georgian Satsivi (example recipe), which has a complex unique flavour that is hard to describe. The recipe asks for marigold as an ingredient, which I can't find in my area. I'...
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Fried capers and caper alternatives

I've really been getting into capers lately - mostly just the ones you buy from the store in the little jars that cured in either brine or lye. I didn't even know what the heck they were for a while ...
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Where can I buy rose petals that are safe for human consumption?

I'd like to make a rose petal jam, which requires roughly 14-16 ounces of rose petals. However, I've been warned to not buy roses from florists, due to potential pesticide issues from roses sold for ...
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How do they extract kernels from sunflower seeds in mass production?

Every time I seed a gunny sack of sunflower seed kernels in a supermarket, I wonder how they are extracted from their seeds. It is very difficult to extract even one of them by hand without smashing ...
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What variety of squash produces “flor de calabaza”?

In Mexico, flor de calabaza is sometimes served on quesadillas, in soups, or in other dishes. The literal translation of flor de calabaza is "flower of pumpkin/zucchini/squash". As calabaza is a ...
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Are tulips edible?

I've seen some mentions online that they are, and that the stems taste like raw green beans. Here are a few links I've found: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100808065042AA91qGE http://...
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How can I use roses in cooking?

I have some very pungent roses in bloom at the moment, on smelling them my first thought was that they smelled like Turkish Delight. My Second thought that was it should be possible to use them in a ...
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What uses are there for basil flowers?

I have tons of basil in my herb spiral. However, this stuff is precious, and I always feel bad when I throw away the basil flowers when I make pesto sauce. Is there a way to use the basil flowers ...
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Culinary uses for hops

Hop flowers are primarily used to preserve and flavor beer. Now that hops are starting to ripen in the northern hemisphere, I'm wondering: are there any other uses for them in the kitchen?