Though we find ourselves anxiously awaiting April showers, we're reveling in the festive florals that are popping up all over the place. So, in preparation for May flowers, Mother's Day, and garden parties galore, we've rounded up 12 floral foods that are sure to delight.
1. Lavender Lemonade: A springtime favorite, lavender flowers when cooked with sugar and water create a gorgeous natural pink hue that is just perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower, or simple Sunday morning. (Recipe and photo: Munchkin with Munchkin)
3. Crispy Bacon and Onion Wonton Flowers: It's true. We're using the term floral rather liberally here, but we couldn't resist these savory bites. In fact, a wonton flower party just might be in order. (Recipe and photo: Just Putzing Around the Kitchen)
5. Cheese and Quince Sunflowers: You didn't think you'd get a recipe roundup from us without a pastry on a stick, did you? We just might have to try this quince goat cheese combination in a pretzel pop! (Recipe and photo: Uno de Dos)
6. Jasmine Tea Macarons: Our second recipe that takes advantage of tea leaves, these fragrant macarons are well worth the effort, and have us thinking about what other sweet tea combinations we might make. (Recipe and photo: 375 Degrees)
7. Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Flowers: This recipe might be reason enough to add zucchini seeds to your garden. The delicate flavor of these flowers is totally delightful! (Recipe and photo: Daily Unadventures In Cooking)
8. Hummingbird Cupcakes: Put a pineapple flower on it! These cupcakes couldn't be more adorable, and we wonder what other fruits or veggies would easily turn into floral muffin or cupcake toppers. (Recipe and photo: Cook Like A Champion)
10. Savory Rosemary Parmesan Cookies: Oh, how we love when traditionally sweet treats turn savory. The flower shape of these is festive, and the rosemary is herbalicious. (Recipe and photo: A Cup of Sugar… A Pinch of Salt)
11. Posh Cheese on Toast: Forget melting a slice of white cheddar cheese on an English muffin. It's time to get fancy. These parmesan cream is too good to be true, and the edible flowers on top give it a decidedly royal look. (Recipe and photo: Eggs on the Roof)
12. Fleur de Sel Caramels: Not exactly floral, but a great complement and conclusion to our garden variety. We love the idea of dropping an edible flower or two on top of each caramel for that special je ne sais quoi. (Recipe and photo: Gimme Some Oven)
What are your favorite garden-inspired recipes for spring? Leave us a note in the comments below or send recipes our way on Twitter.