The violets are blooming , they're so beautiful. I harvested some of the blooms yesterday , and made violet jelly. This was the first time I've made violet jelly , the flavor is mild and delicate , it taste wonderful on crackers. Making it was fun , it turns 3 different colors through the process. If you're interested in making violet jelly or want to learn more about violet as a herb , check-out the links below.
Recipes for violet jelly ...........
The April issue of Herbal Roots is about violets ........ http://fieldoftansy.blogspot.com/2009/03/herbal-roots-april-2009_30.html , I haven't purchased it yet but I'm sure it's full of wonderful information.
Great blog entry about the herbal uses of violets .....http://garlic-breath.blogspot.com/2009/03/violets.html
~ Violet Blessings ~