Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Some notes on my first season of violet jelly...
Creating a stash of candied violets will serve you well throughout the year. When a dessert calls for that certain je ne sais quoi, these babies are guaranteed to dazzle and impress.
Including a link for the recipe we use, here is a description of the common violet that may be carpeting your shady back yard. Eat them!
Baby spinach salad beautified with violets from my lawn.