This is a salad I grew up with. I remember my mom collecting the leaves & cleaning them, but mostly I remember her enjoying the salad. I would enjoy it with her, but I don't think I truly appreciated it until adulthood. Now that I'm aware of real food, demand good food full of flavor, & know that our diets should contain far more variety than it does, I see this dish a a real treat - for my health and my tastebuds.
Violets are wild growing & edible. The leaves are heart-shaped and are a mild tasting. The nodding blooms come in a variety of colors like purple, blue, white and yellow and are also edible. The common violet is packed with nutritional & medicinal value.
For me the trick to health, real health, is in traditional healing. Our ancestors had good health. They had a deep and long passed down understanding of human well being - all before the medical technology we have now.
Hi! I’m Jamaise, I’ve been blogging more than seven years. Wishing Penny was my first blog and I always felt good here. I ventured off to another platform for a couple years. I learned a ton, but never had that same feeling as I did here. So I'm back, and I'm better!