Best Garden-Inspired Recipes

Are you looking for some excellent garden-inspired recipes that you can take care of using the products in your garden? Have you ever tried cooking with wildflowers, vegetables, fruits, and herbs? There are so many delicious recipes you can prepare using the natural products that you grow in your own garden. Read on to find out more.

Have you ever tried wild rose petals, sweet pear cactus, or lavender sweet potato? These ingredients can make a stunning accompaniment with almost any dish. If you have a pretty glass window box or balcony, these beautiful gardens can be decorated into living works of art using these vegetable-based garden-inspired recipes. A little bit of creativity can go a long way when it comes to designing beautiful gardens. Try adding some flowers or herbs to your design and see how attractive your home can become.

Devilled crab and pearl barley risotto

One of the most popular garden-inspired recipes featured in this article is the “devilled crab and pearl barley risotto”. It can be prepared using either white or sweet potatoes, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, onions, mushrooms, baby new potatoes, garlic, and dill. The recipe calls for the shells to be removed and the meat to be pureed. The result can be very tasty if the ingredients used are finely chopped. A couple of tablespoons of cream or butter and two tablespoons of flour can be added to the mix. Bring all these ingredients to a boil and then let simmer for approximately twenty minutes.

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Wild rose petal sangria

Another great combination for garden-made dishes is the “wild rose petal sangria“. This recipe is best served with strawberries and elderflowers. In order to prepare this delicious recipe, all that needs to be added is a tablespoon of chopped strawberry, one teaspoon of elderflower seeds, half a cup of water, and half a teaspoon of sugar. Bring all this to a boil and then allow it to cool before serving.

Lilac and Wild Rose Petals Ragtime

To prepare the “Lilac and Wild Rose Petals Ragtime”, a recipe which originally comes from France but made popular in England, three-quarters of a pound of lily of the valley blossoms and raspberries are mixed together. They are then ground into a fine paste. The sweet rind from the elderflowers is then added to the mixture. One can add ragtime to a glass of wine along with any other fruits and berries to make a sweet and sour drink. This recipe can also be used to make Elderflower Cordial. Elderflower cordial can be used in place of the sugar.

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English Country Garden Cocktail

To make the “English Country Garden Cocktail” using the mule, all that needs to be added is a half-pound of fresh ginger, a half glass of sherry or brandy, and a half teaspoon of thyme. All the ingredients should be simmered over the open fire until they become tender. A little cream if necessary can be added after the cocktail is completed to preserve the ginger taste. To make an English Country garden cocktail for an entertaining guest add a sprig of fresh parsley to the glass. Thyme can also be added to this mixture if one so desires.

Lilac Pisco Cocktail

There are other interesting and unique garden-inspired recipes available. Some of these include; the “Lilac Pisco Cocktail” made with the juice from three lemons and one lily. Made by simply adding all the ingredients to a blender, it is a delightful and sophisticated drink. Combined with some delicious chips, this is the perfect combo of drinks and snacks.

Blackberry Basil Mojito

The “Blackberry Basil Mojito” made with a half cup of reduced-sugar syrup and two teaspoons of lemon juice makes a delicious mild coffee drink. One can also use the “Buckwheat Porch Chicken Gumbo” to prepare a hearty and flavorful breakfast or brunch. With added Cayenne pepper and sage, this garden mule cocktail makes a hearty dish that goes great for a hot day. Lastly, if one wishes to impress their friends with a fancy brunch, one can try the “Wine and Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops.” A mixture of savory flavors, this gourmet brunch dish is served with fresh bread and house-made artisan cheese.