Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Acacia flowers

Here's a look at the first of the acacia flowers that I've seen this spring. The trees are just a short walk from our place out among the vineyard parcels. They line a stream bed that cuts a ravine down to the river.

I won't be eating these, but they are pretty.

People have told us for years that the fresh flower bunches are good to eat when battered and fried, much the same way that one batters and fries zucchini blossoms. I've never tried it. It just seems like a lot of work for not much result. If I'm frying, I'd rather eat French fries.


  1. It does seem like a lot of work. Thea’d cook down to almost nothing. But I does make me curious. ... not that I’ll be trying out a recipe any time soon.

  2. Hungarians just eat the flowers fresh from the tree...And the honey the bees make from these trees (Black locust) is the very best.

  3. honey locust blossoms! we have a tree of those in our yard and they smell oh so sweet!


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