the farmwives kitchen… edible violets

IMG_6553 IMG_6554 IMG_6555In the spring, following a long winter, the hunger for freshness inspires creativity in my young ones. They have been going on big hikes to forage what they can, and then they bring it back to the kitchen for preparation (and in some cases, identification when they are not certain they have harvested an edible). While we haven’t found any morels yet, the violets are abundant right now. So that’s what we’re eating. On the menu today: egg salad on freshly ground whole wheat biscuits topped with violets. A wonderful spring tonic if ever there was one…