Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Sugared Violet

Rifling through science and nature books, I stumble upon a reminder.

A field of violets awaits.

A bit of egg white, a spoonful of sugar, and we taste test the dainty flower.

A petal, gingerly, at first.

Then the whole glittery thing shoved in greedy mouth.

A rush of children head outdoors for more of the yummy delicacy.

And I am left to wonder. Which is sweeter? The flower or the sugar?