For floral seasoning that is gourmet, simple and beautiful. This homemade diy flower pepper grinder recipe is such a simple way to elevate all of your seasoned dishes. Edible flowers have been a part of our culinary tradition for centuries, and today many want use them to add an elegant touch when garnishing dishes.
All you need is gently flavored flowers, a mix of peppercorns, and a beautiful spice grinder. With that, you have yourself a vibrant spice recipe that makes a beautiful gift or addition to any kitchen. You can use any edible flowers, whether they are from your organic garden, or purchased online.
I first saw flower pepper for the first (and only) time when I was in Switzerland. We snuck into a little shop called "Tea and Caviar". I mean, seriously? How amazing... how can you not go to tea and caviar. We stocked up on tons of pine tree, Swiss honey, raclette seasoning, and I grabbed a bottle of flower pepper. It was so pretty. I knew I'd have to recreate it and share with you all. But make no mistake, their was the OG and the best. If I'm ever lucky enough to make it back to St. Moritz Switzerland, I'm grabbing more. Plus some caviar 😉
tools for diy flower grinder
- Pepper mill
- Small funnel
- Dried edible flowers
You all know I always have lots of edible flowers on hand. Some have a much more robust flavors than others. Visit our edible flowers archive for plenty of other botanically enhanced recipes, Read my detailed guide on edible flowers and edible flowers to grow in your garden here!
Roses are not only beautiful. They are extremely good for you! Roses act as free-radical scavengers. The vitamins found in rose are vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin A.
Calendula controls oxidative damage from free radicals that can affect delicate tissues, such as those of the eyes. This powerful flower may also defend against infections of the skin and GI tract!
Cornflowers are just darn pretty. But, in addition to being a beautiful garnish, this plant’s medicinal value lies primarily in its anti-inflammatory properties. When eaten raw like in this recipe, the nutritional value adds calcium, mineral salts, folate and vitamin C to the diet.
Edible flower safety tips:
A little common sense goes a long way towards ensuring your health and that of others, so make sure to read through these important precautions before consuming any type of edible flower.
- Not all flowers are edible. Even simply garnishing a dish with a flower that is not edible can make you very ill. Be sure you have properly identified your plant before consuming. If you are foraging in nature,
use a plant identification app, which helps people identify harmful vs harmless plant species so they don't get sick from trying new things while hiking through nature. Identify the flower exactly and eat only edible flowers and edible parts of those flowers.
- Most store bought flowers are not safe for consumption. The type of flowers you plan to use for food should never come in contact with pesticides or other chemicals. The best edible flowers are ones you grow organically in your garden. You can also find organic nurseries, or organic food grade plants online. But, wilted roses from your local grocery store is not suitable for making rose petal jam.
- Never harvest flowers growing by the roadside, chemically treated lawns, or areas with lots of animals.
- If you haven't tried a particular flower in culinary uses, taste a small piece of the petal before consuming a whole petal. You can be allergic to flowers. Use flowers sparingly in your recipes due to the digestive complications that can occur with a large consumption rate.
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Homemade diy flower pepper grinder
- 1 cup black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon dried roses
- 1 tablespoon calendula
- 1 tablespoon cornflower
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Using a funnel, pour ingredients into your grinder
- That's it! So simple.
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