There is a revival in using savory herbs and edible florals in the kitchen, particularly in cocktails and desserts. This book gives some guideposts as to what herbs and flowers work with what ingredients so that you can get creative with your garden bounty in a smart way. Each herb and flower has a recipe developed by the author to give you some inspiration in the kitchen, from a sage and brown butter apple pie to citrus oregano butter cookies to a cilantro coconut lime cheesecake. You're cooking muse will be inspired to look at herbs and flowers a little differently. This labor of love took 2 years with many visits to the library, a burgeoning backyard garden, a few baking disasters as well as many successes in the kitchen. You will find that using garden herbs and flowers in this way allows you to really explore your talents in the kitchen, and create some pretty unique, delicious and lovely things.