If you are looking for a way to make your meals look and taste special, you should consider adding herb crystals to your dishes. These herb crystals, such as basil crystals, are an easy and unique way to make any meal extra special. While this type of specialty produce is ideal for those special dinners that celebrate events such as birthdays, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, they can also be used to add a special touch to an every day meal as well.
Herb crystals, also call micro herbs or micro greens, are exactly what they sound like they should be. They are small, usually under one and a half inches high and only about a half inch to one inch in width when measuring across the top. However, do not let their small size fool you. These microgreens offer the palate a vibrancy that is volumes greater than their size. In addition, herb crystals also have a fresh and delicate appearance that can add visual appeal to almost any dish.
While you might not immediately think about flowers as being edible, there are a number of varieties that can be. These edible flowers could also be called sugar flowers. They are dipped in a solution of sugar then allowed to dry. These crystallized flowers are the perfect finishing touch for a number of dishes, including drinks, cheese plates and desserts.
Candied flowers are simply stunning when floating delicately in a cup of tea. Use them to garnish a unique cocktail. You can also add them to condiments such as dressings, vinegars and syrups. Herb crystals can be delicately tossed into butter or cheese for a subtle taste that does not overpower the dish it is used with. This is one type of garnish that will never look tired or wilted.