The Violet Harvest

edible_weeds_wild_violet_headsWe have been out collecting violets from the garden. The flowers and leaves of the  Common Blue VioletViola sororia, are a good source of vitamin A and C and can be used fresh in salads or cooked. The flowers can also be dried for tea. We intend to make violet honey from these blossoms. To remove excess moisture, simply let the flowers wilt before adding them to the honey. Click on the image for a larger view.