I had been planning to do a post on edible flowers but found this on LA Weekly Blogs. Follow the link to a partial list of edible flowers from the North Carolina University Department of Horticulture. Remember, not all flowers are edible. Some taste bad and others are poisonous. Here in San Diego, Suzie’s Farm often has edible flowers at farmer’s markets.
“Time to stop and eat the flowers? It’s taken a while for edible flowers to come back into fashion (they were all the rage between the 5th and the 16th centuries). Sure, candied violets, nasturtiums, and marigolds have been gracing our salad plates and desserts for a while now, but it’s only been recently that market goers have been embracing the blooms that are becoming more available and doing more with them than just garnish." Read more.