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Friday, April 28, 2017

Candied Violets


Think twice before weeding out this medicinal and edible wildflower; it may be one of the most valuable plants in your garden..not to mention the beautiful and best tasting!!

 Sweet violets  can be candied or used in violet tea, violet cake, and violet syrup. While commonly added to salads, you can also use violet flowers to make vinegar's, butters, spreads, and jellies. Sweet violet flowers are as beautiful as they are edible. 

Harvest freshly opened flowers in the morning when the oils are most concentrated and blooms look their best. The more you harvest, the more blooms will form. Harvest the sepals (base of the flowers) with the petals for added flavor...