In 2018 we moved into a super cute garden cottage in Ashland, Oregon and were very excited to grow food and flowers. While I was looking at seed packs at the garden center, I found one called Edible Beauties by Botanical Interests and the picture on the packet was amazing colorful flowers. At this time, I had no idea edible flowers were a thing, so I picked it up and asked Chris about them. Being a chef, he had a lot of experience using edible flowers so he confirmed to me that edible flowers are real and we could grow these in our garden. To say I was excited is an understatement. We bought the seed pack and planted them right away and I spent the next two summers in Ashland garnishing my food and drinks with borage, cornflowers, johnny jump ups, calendulas, nasturtiums and more. I rarely ate without them! I loved entertaining and serving flowery foods and cocktails to our visitors. I started reading more about their health benefits and unique flavor profiles and as a dedicated plant eater, I couldn't get enough of this. I absolutely fell in love with edible flowers and decided I would never be without them again as long as we had a garden to grow them!