Annette found a recipe for Violet jam the other day and recruited me to help with it. I don't know why. I think she thinks I need to get away from the computer screen.
Anyway I always welcome the chance to unwind on the farm, whether it's picking violets, feeding carrots to the horses or cracking up watching Annette call the cows down for dinner.
Here's a shot of Annette and Hera picking away under the 150+ year old maple tree.
You wouldn't believe how long it takes to pick 4 cups of violets 😉
The next step is to pour boiling water over the violets. I had to have a glass of wine to do that.
Then the violets steep over night.
Next add tons of sugar and lemons.
I had some for breakfast on a bagel this morning. It was absolutely delicious.
We're going to send some out to customers.
Annette's thinking about rose jelly next. What do you think?
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