The many violets in eastern North America love to cross breed, making their identification difficult (Erichsen-Brown, 1979) with over 40-50 species depending on how you count. “Phew!” “That’s a relief,” I say. Why? When it comes to their medicinal properties, they are, for the most part, interchangeable. So, let’s pick just a few, and we’ll […]
Don’t spray poison – EAT YOUR WEEDS instead! Violet is one of the first happy blooms of spring, but did you know that it is more than a lovely flower – it is also edible, nutritious and useful for your skin? Learn more!
This time of year we always find ourselves overrun with beautiful little purple violets. Edible, packed with vitamin C and offering other health benefits as well as a vibrant purple color when used as a garnish, I’ll show you how to make your own homemade violet soda and also use violets to dye eggs naturally.