Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
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Snapdragon flower buds consist of two stacked puffed petals that open from the bottom to the top. The petals are often times ruffled on their edges and have a soft texture. Flowers can be single or double hued in color and include pink, purple, lavender, white, yellow, orange and burgundy.
Snapdragons are typically available in the spring and summer months.
Snapdragons are of the genus Antirrhinum and were originally part of the Scrophulariaceae or Figwort family. In the late 20th century many families were reorganized using new methods of classification known as phylogenetic taxonomy. Today, Snapdragons are a member of the Plantaginaceae family.
Snapdragon flowers are most commonly used for decorative purposes on cakes, tarts, pastries and other elegant dessert preparations. They can be used as colorful garnish alongside salads, frittatas, crepes, spring rolls and fruit plates or on specialty cocktails.
Although Snapdragons grew in ancient gardens, the actual origin of this age-old flower is uncertain but some believe it was the Mediterranean basin, more specifically in Spain and Italy. Its Latin species name, Antirrhinum majus, comes from the Greek for "nose-like". "Anti" in Greek means "like" and "rhinos" means "snout", a nod no doubt to the Snapdragon's nose like shape. This rather hardy annual thrives in full sun or partial shade and prefers well-drained soil.