Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Indigo Delight

A true blue flower is a quite a rarity in any garden, let alone one of indigo hues. The blue pea flower, Ternatea Clitorea is as lovely as it is useful. A vigorous climber, it grows in profusion and throws out numerous blooms daily. It makes a wonderful food dye. We used it abundantly in our nyonya sweetmeats and in savoury dumplings.

"He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower"

- Mary Howitt

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