Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wild Violet Jelly
When we bought our current home nearly 12 years ago there was a ton of this groundcover in the flowerbeds. The following spring we were surprised with loads of gorgeous little blue (violet) blooms. Until recently I never knew that these were wild violets. Then the other day I found a recipe for making wild violet jelly over at 5 Orange Potatoes (great tutorial and pictures!!) and was so excited!! I had the kiddos help pick the best blossoms we had left (oh, if only I had found this recipe a week earlier!!) and the next morning I made the jelly. It is totally delicious!! It tastes like peach soda with a hint of spicy rasberry. And it's so pretty!!
(The picture quality isn't that great--my camera is still lost so I have to use my Blackberry as a camera for now. Waaahhhh!!)