It’s time to talk a walk and get inspired. That’s right, Dear Readers, it’s time for spring eats! The air is fresh and clean and the rains have revitalized the earth. The lilacs are in bloom, fresh herbs are returning and violets and violas are bursting forth to brighten our lawns and pathways. What to do? What to do? Pick them of course! Then? Eat them of course! Side note: Make certain you are eating edible (wild) violets, free of pesticides and doggy doody.
The easiest way to enjoy fresh edible blooms and herbs is to simply toss them in a salad. They add a pop of color and freshness of taste. I like to use a Boston/butter lettuce since it’s delicate texture pairs well with blooms and herbs. Fresh violets and herbs may also be added to vinegar and will impart a pretty color and mild flavor as the concoction develops.
These charming little treat only come in the spring and, along with birds building nests, herald a new season. They are to be appreciated and celebrated. Get creative and have fun!
Avid home cook and passionate instructor