Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Arugula Flowers

Now playing: Meiko Kaji - The Flower of Carnage
via FoxyTunes

As promised we are going to use arugula flowers!

I used about a cup of a mixture of Extra Virgin Olive oil and Canola oil. I lightly heated this to about 90 deg. F. Then I added a large handful of cleaned arugula flowers and pods. I am keeping mine in the refrigerator and using within 2 months. Olive oil goes more solid in the cold, but don't worry it comes back around when used at room temp.

I also used the flowers in homemade tortillas.

Basic tortila recipe:

3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. lard or oil
lukewarm water

Place all of the ingredients in a mixer and slowly add lukewarm water until the dough comes together in a ball. Continue to mix until the dough is smooth, but don't over mix either.

To transform them into arugula flower tortillas, Just add approximately 25 clean flowers in the dough as shown. I used arugula flower oil in the dough, as well.

Divide the dough into equal sized balls. I got 16 smallish size tortillas out of the recipe. Roll them out and grill, or place on a griddle.

We had some really nice beef tacos for supper with the tortillas. There were left-overs and they were good for quesadillas for lunch today.

The wildflower garden is really starting to get underway! Also pictured is tomatillas, I love how they look like little balloons hanging off the plant.


“Love is like wildflowers; It's often found in the most unlikely places.”


  1. Beautiful everything!
    Love is like true.
    Especially appreciate there's not a whole bunch of personal stuff mixed in with a whole bunch of beautiful, educational stuff, as found in many nature or cooking blogs. I was looking for pics of aragula flowers after I lost all of mine when I had to go away on hols. This blog is cool and clean! Thanks!

  2. Thank you very much for your kind words. High praise indeed!