Summer Flowers

May flowers schmay flowers. From rosa rugosa to lovely lavender, the flowers of summer bring aroma and complexity to a variety of home preserved foods.

Roses
Roses
Pretty petite petals of roses grace everything from sauces to syrups to semifreddo. Get your dose of rosa rugosa. ‪Image via And Here We Are.
Chive Blossoms
Chive Blossoms
More than just pretty, chive blossoms add a faintly oniony sweetness to vinegar or mayonnaise. ‪Image via Delectable Musings.
Elderflower
Elderflower
Sweet-floral elderflower makes a hauntingly delicious liqueur, and so much more. Image via Well Hung Food.
Chamomile
Chamomile
Think beyond the tea bag. Chamomile is a natural for liqueur or to flavor honey and maple syrup. Image via Spain in Iowa.
Lavender
Lavender
Lovely lavender is the ultimate floral aroma of summer. Use it to flavor everything from sugar to shrubs, plus jams, pickles and much more. Image via TO Tastings.

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