In our garden, in the spring, our Love Of The Mist shoots forth her vibrant blue petals. Come late summer, when the petals drop, the flower is left stark and dry. To some she may look ugly, but to me there is beauty and excitement because I know my Love In The Mist flowers (also known as Nigella) are ready to eat!
Nigella’s contain tiny black seeds that are traditionally sprinkled on Turkish bread. They have a palatable musky taste…and they are also known superfoods! I like to eat them straight from the flower bud, and sprinkled in salads, smoothies and energy balls.
Nigella seeds are loaded with plant chemicals that offer health benefits to us humans, from eliminating harmful bacteria to regenerating the body’s cells and tissues and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. They are also helpful in reducing blood sugar levels and have heart-protective qualities. So very cool that we have powerful plant medicines growing in our front yard!