Mine are not blooming yet, hasn't been warm here long enough yet. However when they do bloom-I love walking thru the fields where they grow everywhere.
Tea a recipe here http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Violet-Tea
Pressed-use in stationary, enjoy in a frame
or you can pound them also http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/flower-pounding/index.html
Violet Ice Cream-isn't this a beautiful dessert?
Violet Ice Cream Recipe
1 quart cream, 1/3 cup Yvette Cordial, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 small bunch violets, few grains salt, violet food colouring. Mix first four ingredients. Remove stems from violets, and pound violets in a mortar until well macerated, then strain through cheese-cloth. Add extract to first mixture; colour, freeze, and mold.
Serve garnished with fresh or candied violets; the light purple cultivated violets should be used and the result will be most gratifying.
WARNING: Make sure the violets are 100% organically grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.