Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 2, 2010

It is Spring!

Tansy and Violets

Spring is the candying of the first violets and the juicing of the herb tansy.  So I definitely know now it is spring!  In the colander (picture to left) is the harvested tansy.  Only the tansy that is 3 to 4 inches in length do I harvest.  I have the herb grinder (go-devil) ready for processing the tansy into juice for the receipt tansy.  In the receipt that I am making, I am using the bounty and variety of spring eggs (basket in background) mixed with grated Naples biscuit and the tansy juice.  This is one receipt that I do not sample as tansy is very potent and purging in nature.  This receipt is for educational purposes ONLY!   If you look closely, you will see my brush made of squirrel hair and goose quill as I candy individual violets that will make wonderful dry sweetmeats.  Yes, now I know it is spring!   Candying flowers will be one of the receipts included in my next Confectionery Workshop May 22,2010.  See my website www.hearttohearthcookery.com for more details.   Happy Spring!


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