Dried mountain wildflowers

There are bouquets of wildflowers that grow high in the mountains and are bathed in sunlight and rain: mallow, wild rose, cornflower, marigold, monarda, mint, and lemongrass. These dried wildflowers, with their fresh and evocative aromas, are a mountain prairie conserved under glass. They are perfect for garnishing a springtime salad—green, or one made from potatoes and ricotta, drizzled with a fruity olive oil. These flowers also magically enhance a risotto made with salmon, trout, and brook trout roe. Or, make a relaxing tea from the flowers to help settle the stomach or digest after a big meal; best served in a glass tea kettle to enjoy the beautiful colours of the petals and leaves.