Well, happy Friday, everyone! My son has a project for you.
This time each year my lawn is full of violets.
Here’s a nice beginner cooking project that brings Spring to the kitchen. Shaw will show you how to make candied violets and how he adds them to his favorite dessert, ice cream.
1. Pick a nice sized bunch of violets from a chemical-free lawn.
2. Gently rinse them in a colander and allow to drain.
3. With the help of an adult, separate two egg whites.
4. Beat the egg whites with a wire whisk, until just frothy.
5. By holding the stem, dip each flower in the frothy egg whites. Make sure the flower is completely covered with egg white.
6. Lay the eggy flower in a little bowl of sugar. Spoon sugar from around the violet to cover it.
7. Gently shake the excess sugar from the flower.
8. Dry on a sheet of waxed paper.
Now, decorate your cup cakes or add them to your ice cream. Surprise your friends by showing them how to eat a little bit of Spring.
What ways can you think of to add violets to your food?
This week’s “Neighborly Advice” will include more advanced violet recipes for more formal use.
Join us for the fun. Let’s get picking!