The flowers don't have too much of a taste but it's fun to eat food collected in the wild.
Just be SURE to know EXACTLY what you are eating!
The leaves are delicious in a salad . They are best picked and eaten while the flowers are still in bloom. They become tougher as time goes on, but they can be cooked and eaten like spinach.
Common Blue Violet (viola sororia)
The flowers can embellish the tops of cakes and cupcakes, and also be candied to save for later use.
Cake and candied violet recipe here!
They can be used to make jelly which has a mild taste but a very pretty color.
They can also be frozen in ice cubes to adorn iced tea, lemonade and other drinks
And I just love the sight of their glorious color as I open the refrigerator door !
There are also recipes for violet syrup and violet vinegar.
What are you going to make?
happy happy day!
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