The past several days have led to a profusion of violets; I've been doing my best to eat as many as I can. I have a few in the fridge waiting to be candied, and I've been tossing them on salads every chance I get. Our yard has hundreds, if not thousands (oh, and dandelion greens have made an appearance on the table too.)
In some ways I'd like to have a lush lawn free of unsightly weeds. On the other hand, I eschew the use of most herbicides and pesticides, other than organic corn gluten meal, which I didn't apply this year due to financial constraints. So my yard is weedy. As I say, if you can't beat 'em, eat 'em!
I guess kiwi fruit and mandarin oranges aren't exactly spring fruits, but they certainly contribute the right colors for this salad. It is (almost) too pretty to eat.
More posts to come soon. Upcoming: goat cheese cheesecake, the perils of not planning ahead when baking, a new twist on the kitchen remodel, and more newspaper articles that trickle down to the blog.