Sweet Violet and Violet Look Alikes

Making a Backyard Salad You don’t have to make much of a choice when foraging for sweet violets and their look-alikes, at least in our neck of the woods. They’re all pretty easy to identify and better yet, most of them are edible. Today, I’m making a salad with spring greens, something I love to…

Can you eat lilacs?

Can you eat lilacs? I asked myself this question last year as flowers were blooming all over my yard. Working in my flower garden, I wondered how many of the plants around me were edible. A few I knew were definitely not edible such as irises and deadly nightshades, and I identified a few definite…