Kale and Pansy Salad

Small bunch of tender Kale leaves, sliced or torn Variety of available herbs such as Basil, Thyme, Parsley
Course: Salad
Keyword: pansies
Author: Reni Erskine

Ingredients

  • Small bunch of tender Kale leaves sliced or torn
  • Variety of available herbs such as basil, thyme, and parsley
  • ½ Vidalia onion sliced very thin
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoon Virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ¼ cup citrus juice orange with a touch of lemon or lime
  • pepper & Himalayan salt to taste.

Instructions

  • Combine the greens, reserving the Violas as alast addition.
  • Wisk the ingredients for the vinaigrette and addto the salad mixture.
  • The addition of Feta Cheese could be a variation.

Spring Cheese Log

Course: Appetizer
Keyword: pansies
Author: Reni Erskine

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces Goat cheese
  • 2 ounces Cream cheese
  • Fresh Chives chopped – amount to taste
  • Fresh Dill chopped – amount to taste
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • fresh edible flowers reserve some for outside of log and for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse just long enough to mix. Remove and shape into a log, covering the outside with flower petals.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Garnish with more whole flowers and a few sprigs of dill.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers or thin sliced homemade’ bread.

Red Hibiscus & Mint Tea with Pansies

Course: Drinks
Keyword: pansies
Author: Reni Erskine

Ingredients

  • 1 quart filtered water freshly boiled
  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • light colored honey to taste
  • sprigs of mint to taste
  • whole pansy flower heads as garnish

Instructions

  • Place the dried hibiscus into the boiled water and allow to steep for 30 minutes.
  • Allow the mixture to cool.
  • Strain and add lemon juice and honey.
  • Chill and then pour into glasses, adding a sprig of mint and a pansy flower as garnish.
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