The lilacs are blooming in my neck of the woods, their heady scent filling the air. I love gathering big bouquets to bring home, so my apartment is filled with the perfume.
Did you know that lilac flowers are also edible? You can garnish a salad with them, or decorate your baked goods with the delicate blossoms. For a real treat, I recommend making lilac water.
Gather a few bunches of flowers and place them in a pitcher (doesn’t hurt to check for creepy crawlies and kindly ask them to depart!) Cover with cool water and let steep for an hour or two. Strain, chill and serve up a floral scented delight! Enjoy as is, or add a touch of honey or perhaps a squeeze of lemon juice.
The season on lilacs is short, so find a lilac bush near you and drink in it’s sweet perfume!
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