Grow Your Own Edible Flowers (And Then Use Them in This Recipe)

(Photo courtesy Sarah Rainwater)How cool is this: Sarah Rainwater has created a special kit of edible heirloom seeds. The kit comes with four types of seeds—calendula, lemon mint, nasturtium and starflower—as well as an engraved wooden block for holding little vials you can use as vases! Also included is everything you need to get your indoor garden started, from biodegradable paper pots to soil and a poster with instructions.

(Photo courtesy Sarah Rainwater)What's more, the kit comes with a recipe for making your very own flower ice and herb lemonade! We've got it below, just in case you've already got your edible garden growing.

You'll need:
(For the flower ice)
1/2 cup fresh calendula, lemon mint, nasturtium and starflower flowers
1 cup filtered water
(For the herb lemonade)
1/4 cup lemon mint leaves
1 tbsp starflower leaves
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp lime juice
3 cups fresh lemonade
4 cups filtered water

To make the flower ice, fill a large ice cube tray 1/4 full with filtered water. Add one or two flowers facing down in each cube and freeze. Add more water to fill the rest of the way and freeze again. To make the lemonade, mash the lemon mint and starflower leaves with the sugar using the back of a wooden spoon. Add the lime juice, lemonade and water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill for 1 hour and strain out the leaves. Serve with flower ice cubes.

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(Photo courtesy Sarah Rainwater)
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