Wake up and eat the roses


We don’t always think of eating flowers, although that’s what we’re ingesting when we have broccoli and capers. Many edible flowers aren’t just pretty—they may have medicinal properties as well. Calendula is a great example: Its petals are peppery in salads, make a soothing tea and can be infused into oil for a healing ointment. You might steam your face with calendula blossoms or bake them into scones. Sometimes called “pot marigold,” calendula adds vitamin A and color to soups and stews. Plus, if you plant some in your garden, it can repel flying pests from nearby plants!