Do any of you have a patch somewhere on your property that looks like this?
Well, iffen you do, and before you go to weed whackin' it, there's something you need to do. GATHER the VIOLETS. Some of you may know this already, but wild violets are edible. And delicious.
This is the time of year to begin gathering wild greens. Wild Violets are very available and easy to identify. They are also extremely high in vitamin C. These plants are the perfect companion to any salad. The leaves are not bitter at all, and just the right size to toss into your bowl.
As with all wild plants, make sure you know what you are gathering. Make absolutely, positively sure it is what you are after. Don't wanna eat sumthin' that could kill ya or anything.... :)
While these plants don't have flowers yet, those are edible as well. Very pretty in a salad too. Next time you're outside, and see these, run and get a basket. Gather all you want. God has provided a large array of things that are so nutritious, while we consider them weeds. Go pick some vitamin C. Enjoy!
As a side note, I have been adding lemon and bee balm to my salads too, and oh my goodness. Very good.
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