Edible Balcony – First Nasturtium Bloom

The bud has bloomed!
An extraordinary burst of fluorescent colour in a grey city
You’re always a little enamoured with your first born…
then the omnivore takes over….
you look good enough to eat!
Coby requested some nasturtium recipes. While I continue my research I came across this delightful, simple, old-fashioned English recipe for nasturtium hors d’eouvres.
Recipe: Nasturtium blossom hors d’oeuvres
15 nasturtium blossoms
100g cream cheese
squeeze of lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Mix the cream cheese, lemon and salt and pepper together in a bowl. Spread out nasturtium flowers on your bench and place a spoonful of cream cheese mixture in the centre of each bloom. Now wrap up the flower creating a little parcel. Place parcels on a platter and serve with some elderberry cordial.
How spiffing!

4 thoughts on “Edible Balcony – First Nasturtium Bloom

  1. Coby

    Thanks so much Indira:) Great simple recipe that sounds delicious:) I even happen to have some elderflower cordial to have with them:) Your flower is very beautiful! I imagine this little flower will be safe, it's when they're out in numbers there'll be a feast;)Was this recipe from a book you have? Sounds very adventurous for an older recipe:D

  2. dearindira

    Hi LeeAnn,I actully didn't eat my first flower but have had one since. They're delicious – peppery and grassy like an olive oil actually! IndiraHi Jo-Ann,They do have an amazing colour. Strangely I'm having trouble eating them because they look so beautiful with their bright open faces. IndiraHi Coby,The recipe was from a website of old English recipes. You're right – I'm waiting until I have a few more before I give the recipe a test run.Will do a post and give a review. Indira


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