You have probably enjoyed a microgreen garnish or dish at your favorite restaurant. The use of microgreen products in restaurants has been a very popular technique for years, and now you can find them yourself. In addition, you have probably seen edible flowers and other edible blossoms being used to enhance dishes. There are many available microgreens including radish, kale, beet, chia, arugula, broccoli, cucumber, wasabi, and various lettuce varieties. You may not realize it but we eat a fair number of edible flowers including artichokes, capers, broccoli, cauliflower and squash blossoms.
Microgreen seeds are usually planted by farmers in either soil or a soil substitute such as peat moss. Some harvests can take up to four to six weeks, most are ready in only one to two weeks. Because of the intricacies of growing a microgreen bounty, it is something that is best left to the professionals.
Where do you find microgreen varieties? Many farmers markets and local farmers offer plenty of offerings. They often offer those micro herbs as well, so you can mix and match. You can add these delightful microgreens to everything from salads to pizza and more. How about adding a microgreen filling to your favorite sushi roll? You can also add a special touch to your favorite sandwich.
Back to the topic of edible blossoms. Did you know that candied violets were very popular during they Victorian period. You can find these and other candied flowers at confectioners who are skilled enough and patient enough to create these tasty delicacies.
Because the microgreen is increasing in popularity among home cooks, you will be able to not only easily find them, but you can find plenty of recipes that use a microgreen ingredient. You can even try recreating your favorite restaurant microgreen dish. There are plenty of resources on the Internet that can provide direction on finding your favorite microgreen, as well as plenty of recipes. You will also be able to find the best way to handle and store these delicate greens.