On Last Friday we had our first ever edible flowers workshop in the garden. Pippa and Joyce talked about how to plant various species of edible flowers in Melbourne Climate, including Nasturtium, Pansies, Natural Violets, Calendula and Chamomile. Except pansies, we are already having all other flowers blossoming in the garden. Therefore we did some cuttings of Nasturtium, Natural Violets and Calendula for our lovely volunteers and friends to take home!
If you missed the session but would love to grow some edible flowers in your garden, check out this document we created for plant care and cooking suggestions! :)
We then had a cooking session appreciating how delicious these flowers are! We together made some Edible Flowers Canapés. The recipe is really simple. Below is how we did it!
1. Mix one Philadelphia cheese with herbs( we used chives, parsley, sage and thyme from the garden).
2. Mix another Philadelphia cheese with honey and Lavender.
3.Get one packet of savoury crackers and one sweet crackers.
4.Spread the herb and cheese mix onto the savoury crackers and the honey, Lavender and cheese mix onto the sweet crackers.
5. Decorate with your favourite choices of edible flowers and herb leaves(we used Nasturtiums, Calendula, Pansies, Basils and so on).
Some pictures at the cooking session!
We then went to plant some sunflowers into the garden. The seeds were soaked in warm water for one night (for better germination of course). Thanks our lovely volunteers for the help in planting them. At the end we put our names beside the seeds we planted. Yeah, we gonna have a competition about who's sunflower will grow the bestest among the best (more like who's will really germinate haha)!
Thanks everyone for coming and we hope to see you guys at our next event!
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