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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

I found another blossom that we like in salads

On top of the light green lettuce leaf in the salad spinner --

Isn't this pretty? This is a cluster of pale pink thyme flowers. They're tiny but packed with classic thyme flavor. Our thyme just began blooming last week. I've been using the little flowers to add punch to meals, including in salads or broken up over meatloaf and polenta. With some flowers, all they add is beauty to meals. But with thyme blossoms, even the flowers are loaded with flavor. I'm looking forward to other herb blossoms. I'll be trying them all!


  1. They are pretty! We have some squash blooming and I know you can eat those blossoms, but I'm hoping they turn into squash. :)

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      I wait to eat the squash blossoms, too, until after we have a lot of squash developing.

  2. I think it makes the greens look fancy. :) We have been eating chickweed with our greens lately. My husband's go-to statement for all his unusual add-ins is "it contains vitamin C". We like to tease him about that.

    1. Hi Kris,
      I think your husband and I would find a lot to talk about re: gardening and foraging. Has he ever been interested in sprouting seeds on the kitchen counter? I do lentil sprouts. We add them to salads and sandwiches. They take about 5 days to grow from start to finish and you can use ordinary grocery store lentils. And they, too, have a lot of vitamin C. :-)
      I've seen fancy salad blends at the farmer's market that contain blossoms in with the various greens. I like to think I'm saving lots of money by not buying the fancy farmer's market greens and adding blossoms to my homegrown ones. I also saved a fortune this past year by not buying a Rolls Royce!


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