There are some pretty unique recipes being churned out of my kitchen lately. My husband calls it “weird stuff”, but he’s a good sport and will try everything eventually. So, I found out that Rose Of Sharon blossoms are edible -its a member of the hibiscus family (Hibiscus Syriacus) and it just so happens I have a big Rose Of Sharon in my front yard…Talk about edible landscapes! So I had to try it of course. I ran out to the tree, plucked some petals and munched them. They are delicately sweet and lightly crunchy and they bring a happy splash of color to a salad. I had to come up with something that could encourage you to try it too. What better way to do that than with cheese? You could probably slap some cheese on tree bark and I would at least try it. Add some fruit and honey to the mix and I’ll be all over it.
These little beauties make a lovely light afternoon snack and they’d be totally stunning at a tea party right next to those pretty little cucumber sandwiches.
Stuffed Rose Of Sharon Blossoms
- 10-12 Rose of Sharon blossoms
- 4oz Softened Chevre or Cream Cheese
- 1 Handful Fresh Blackberries
- 1 Spoonful Honey
- Rinse blossoms and remove pistil (mommy/daddy bits).
- In a bowl combine cheese, blackberries, & honey
- Spoon cheese mixture into center of blossoms and lightly twist to close
Munch away! Enjoy this pretty (and interesting) snack with a glass of iced tea or at an impromptu tea party with your friends or kids.