Edible… flowers?

Edible… flowers?

Hey gardeners! My family and I have decided to begin a garden this year! I'm muy excited, I must admit; but I'm a major newbie! Anyway, my dad and I have been arguing about flowers. He feels everything in our garden must somewhat serve a practical purpose. I, on the other hand also want something colorful and pretty to look at. (I know watching our various vegetables grow is going to be exciting, but the broccoli just won't fulfill my flower "needs"! :P) Someone mentioned edible flowers the other day. They said we could possibly add them in our into our salads, rice and other dishes. So does anyone have any recommendations? Personal experience? Tips? I just sort of need to be guided in the right direction! :) Also, we've been buying our (heirloom!) seeds from www.rareseeds.com. Could I get flowers you recommend from there?
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