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5 delicious garden-to-table recipes

By: Enrique Gili on April 28, 2011, 6:40 a.m.
flowers and greens in bowl

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Edible landscapes

With the arrival of spring, what was once patchy greenery is now coming to life, vibrant with new growth, turning fallow ground into a promising edible landscape, buzzing with life. Before venturing to the market for all your groceries, consider planting a garden. What could be more local than picking edible greens sourced from your own yard, or more romantic than giving an edible bouquet to your sweetheart, or a better way to teach kids the rewards of a homegrown meal?

Flowering plants and fragrant herbs can be the basis for many memorable dinners or add a beautiful flourish to the table. Here are five classic dishes to inspire you. (Text: Enrique Gili)