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.

Kristina said...

Thank you R's Rue, Debi and Jackie

Kristina said...

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