Flowers aren’t just for the gardens at Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast. Our guests enjoy blooming plants outdoors from early May through October. Now that the chance for frost is nearly gone, we are serving flowers for breakfast too.
We regularly garnish our breakfasts with edible flowers from our garden. The first edible perennial to bloom this year is the “johnny jump-up” pansy. I planted a few in our vegetable garden last year and they are back this year nice and healthy.
Carol made Apple Cheddar Quiche for guests this week. The pansy was a perfect complement with some lemon balm from our herb garden.
Guests offered rave reviews for the Apple Cheddar Quiche. It is a tasty savory entree with a touch of sweet (from the apples). Carol makes an excellent pie crust (almost my favorite part) topping it with the quiche filling.
Bleeding Heart, and violets are other edible perennials in our garden that are ready sharing with the guests. Soon to follow will be Pansies, Day Lilies, Bee Balm, and more.
This blog authored by innkeeper Marv Eggert from the Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast, Lanesboro, Minnesota.