Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Eat Your Flowers


As you know from my posting called "Eat Your Weeds," viola are edible. In that posting I made a salad using dandelion greens and sweet violet. This salad has many homegrown things: viola and johnny-jump-up, micro-greens (lettuce mix I sprinkled in my tomato pots,) arugula, opal basil, mint, parsley, tiny baby lettuce and fennel thinnings from the vegetable patch, and a few things from the store: peach, avocado, and almond. With homemade vinaigrette, it is the essence of spring flavor.