Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:18
I still eat 'Bread and Cheese' - the green hawthorn leaf buds - great in a spring salad.
The young leaves from Lime trees are also tasty.
Nasturtium leaves, flowers and seeds are all great to eat. The leaves go particularly well in a salami sandwich, the flowers are good in salads and the seeds pickled and used as capers.
Violet, pansy, primrose and roses are all good to eat - you can eat them as they are scattered on a meal in the same way that mini-herbs are used to decorate a plate, or you can crystallise them with egg-white and sugar and use them to decorate cakes and puddings.