Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Share

Spring is definitely on the way which means violets should be starting to bloom in several weeks. I'm looking forward to that for more than one reason this year. I love violets and when I found the recipe for Violet Syrup on a lovely blog that I like to visit I knew immediately that I want to try making it.

You can find the recipe here.
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Another blog that I enjoy visiting is The Wordsmith. In this post she relates one of her earliest adventures in hairdressing. The sweet gentle way she has of relating her memories from her childhood and life have brought me back to visit often.

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And any time you need a chuckle head over to Nezzy at Cow Patty Surprise where she writes about her life as a farm wife in the Ozarks. This post was one of the first ones I read on her blog. The next post was a satisfying conclusion to this story so you won't want to miss it either.

15 comments:

Beloved's Bride said...

Lovely. Thanks for the links. Have a bless day!

Elizabethd said...

Thank you, I shall enjoy visiting new blogs.
Your violet syrup looks so edible and tasty. I had never heard of it previously, but as I have a garden full of violets, maybe I'lll give it a try.

Joanne said...

Beautiful post Mary Ann!
Enjoy this lovely Springtime and all that it brings including the sweet violets.
Blessings!
Joanne

Treasures Evermore said...

Never heard of violet syrup. Sounds so interesting.

Thanks also for the links...will check them out.

Blessings.

Magnolia Tea said...

Oh my, violet syrup sounds like something I will HAVE to try. This wonderful post reminds me of a book I have, Rose Recipes, which has directions for making everthing from potpourri to beads to conserves of rose petals. Most of the recipes are from the Victorian Era. And thanks so much for the new-to-me blog links!

Toriz said...

Never heard of violet syrrup, sounds interesting though... I'm guessing it would be something similar to the kinds made with things like buttercups?

Irishlady said...

I love that you posted links to send people to other's blogs. It is one of the ways that we can learn about other's lives.

The Wordsmith is written by my mother and I love the way she writes. Please let her know what you think of her writing if you stop by her blog.

Carin said...

I had never heard of violet syrup. I'm going to see on that blog how to make that. Thanks !

Jules said...

Thanks for sharing these links today! I have really enjoyed posts by "Seasonal Hearth" and have become a follower. I love the idea of making violet syrup! Have never heard of of it before now, but am going to give it a try sometime. I'm going to go check out the other links you suggested as well.

Bobbi said...

Hi Mary Ann. I somehow got off track and haven't been here in a while. Each time I come back I'm reminded that I want to read everything you have on your blog... A slower time is just around the corner for me and hopefully I will be able to spend more time here. Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Mountain Mama said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful. I have a few patches of Violets but not enough to make anything with. I pick a few just to have close to my chair so I can smell the lovely fragrance. Once my mother bought me Violet perfume. I loved it.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I love violets!

What a beautiful photo that makes! Simply lovely!

As lovely as the whole look of your blog is, my Dear.

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Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

And thank-you-much for the lovely links! I already follow Dear Nezzy.

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Karen said...

Did you know that if you boil the violet syrup too long, you end up with violet sugar?! Um, I accidentally did that. Well, now I have lovely purple sugar to use in my tea!

Alexandra said...

Thanks for the recipe link! I will be trying this tomorrow. :)