Category Archives: Foraging Recipes

Elderberry capers are a delicious twist on a traditional recipe.

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Homemade persimmon bread is a delicious healthy treat from the forest

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In early Spring, you may start to notice tiny purple flowers popping up in your yard or garden. Chances are these are violets, a beautiful edible flower with so much potential. Violet flowers are from the Viola genus and are one of the first beautiful blooming flowers we can find in early Spring. Found all over the Northern Hemisphere, South American Andes and Hawaii, violets can beautifully adorn any cuisine. The common wild violet is a native wildflower which tends to favour woods, thickets and stream banks. This is a low-growing perennial which features heart-shaped leaves and large blue-violet flowers (sometimes yellow or white). Each flower appears on its own leafless stalk. Depending on location, the flower blooms from early spring into the early summer months. Purple/blue tends to dominate the wild violets although they are also yellow and white. The flower has an inner white area and is somewhat…

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