Before the violets go away, be sure to try this lovely Wild Violet Lemonade!
I was browsing blogs a coupe of weeks ago and found the amazing recipe for Wild Violet Jelly and decided I needed to go on a wild violet hunt.
The violets had to be picked well away from the road and not where dogs do their duties. I found a lovely spot with so many violets I picked an entire quart of them in no time at all.
I can’t help but fall in love with this color!
So, to prepare for the wild violet jelly, the flowers need to be rinsed and steeped like tea. Use the same amount of water as you have violets. Measure by volume, not by weight because violets hardly weigh anything at all.
I had a bit left over tea from the jelly recipe and I wondered how it would taste as a “lemonade” so I popped some ice in a glass, filled it about 1/4 full of lemonade and added the strained violet tea, garnished with a slice of lemon and Wow! It makes a fantastic drink!
Now, I’ve got to go harvest more violets so I can freeze the tea for later use.
Don’t you just LOVE the color?
It changes from deep royal purple to a bright pink when you add lemon juice.
If you want to know how to make Wild Violet Jelly, Follow this link to Prairieland Herbs.