Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Asparagus/sausage breakfast bake ~ Wild Violet Jelly


Wednesday's sunrise started out pretty nice, although they said clouds would move in.  I was slow to start the day, but put on some dance music and got to work.

Breakfast ended up a sage sausage/asparagus bake with some home grown basil, garlic, and kale.  I added a bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese too.

I canned  jars of wild violet jelly.  I am so glad I picked the violets when I did.  Snow showers are expected today.  Wild violets are medicinal as well as making a delicious jelly.  I have a yard full of the white/purple ones too, but haven't picked any.

Wild violet jelly is a very fun process.

Violets are picked and steeped.  The color turns to a beautiful blue color.  Once the liquid is strained, and lemon juice added, it turns into a beautiful pink.  It smells wonderful and tastes even better.  A once a year jelly.


R's Rue said...

Yum said...

Breakfast looks yummy !! I never have made the violet jelly. I've made most of the other jellies, but not that one. Your a busy bee !! take care and stay safe !!

Debi said...

What a pretty color that jelly is!

Jackie said...

Your jelly looks wonderful.

God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thank you R's Rue, Debi and Jackie

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

linnellnickerson, the jelly has a wonderful flavor. I am lucky to have wild violets here on the property.