This week we picked Stream Violets (Viola glabella) for our wild food. Connor was a little bit over enthusiastic about his picking approach and managed to grab a fair amount of grass in with the handfuls of violets. We also ended up with a lot more stem than I might have been inclined to get, otherwise. Rowan did not want to pick at all, though in the end she did pick a couple.
Violets eaten straight by themselves have a bit of a peppery taste, but not too strong. We ate them in tacos (as an alternative to lettuce) and they worked pretty well for that.