Friday, June 19, 2009

It's that time again

My garden is starting to come alive and all kinds of things are blooming. Seems like my lavender plant loves the rain. This morning I ran out with my scissors and snipped me a bunch.

I'm dying to try lavender in cookies. Not sure if I'm brave enough so in the mean time I'll stick to using it in soaps & stuff :-)


kim* said...

how lovely to see change

DJ said...

Oh, I wish I could get lavender to grow here. I bet you could make the cookies!

Pili said...

I love lavender flowers!

And the cookies spound like a good idea!

Sharon said...

I once made shortbread with lavender icing. The lavender flowers were soaked in water for a while and then the water was added to the icing recipe. It was delicious! (And last year I found some lavender ice cream at a specialty grocery store.)

Your cookies sound like a good idea! We should all eat more flowers!

Malicious Intent said...

Have you ever tried to make Lavender honey? very good. I have a huge crop myself.

Heat 8 ounces of light honey in a double boiler. Add 8 tablespoons of fresh lavender buds, or four of dried. Stir on low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to partially cool. Strain and pour into in a jar.

You'll wanna strain all the bits out, but place a full flowered stem in when jarring it up for looks and continued flavoring of the honey. Yummy! Smells so good too!

The Bath Project said...

we've got lavender growing too and I want to make lavender lemonade with it!