Friday, April 24, 2009

~ Spring Harvest ~

My oldest daughter was given about 10 lbs of asparagus this week , we've eaten some and frozen some for later. I love asparagus and hope my patch does well. Does anyone have a favorite asparagus recipe to share ?

I harvest violet leaves to make a infusion , it's like a green tea. The infusion is very good for you , full of vitamins and nutrients.

Harvested a few more violet blooms , they're almost through blooming for this season. I made more ice cubes with these blooms. I've also added some to salads. I didn't get to make a second batch of violet jelly , but plan to make dandelion jelly soon. I found a cookie recipe using violet jelly , they're called "Thumbprint Cookies " , hope to make some soon. I will share the recipe if they're good.

I gathered lots of dandelion greens , plan to cook a mess for my family this weekend. The girls are eager to try the new dandelion recipe. I think I'll serve it with whole wheat noodles this time.

Something store bought , something homegrown and something wild , made for a great salad. I used iceberg lettuce , a handful of homegrown leaf lettuce and dandelion greens , violet flowers & leaves.
~ Green Blessings ~


Patrice Farmer said...

Wow, good deal!

Lib said...

Hi Joyce Ann,
Love this post!
Try Gill The British Women (I think it is) she's on my blogroll) , she has great post 50recipes for different foods.
Have a great wk.end!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Martha S. probably has some recipes.

I just eat a lot of vegetables
without sauces.

I like asparagas raw, too.

God Bless You and Yours!!!