Sunday, August 24, 2014
Lavender follow-up: Recipes
Hey, Mrs. Crafty,
Just in case you want to cook up a few things with your lavender bushes (before they get evicted), I've got some good recipes bookmarked. Here are my top four:
1. Fresh Lemon and Lavender Ice Cream from Emeril
2. Lavender Vanilla Sugar from Joy the Baker
PS - Joy the Baker is not married, but I feel like she'd be really, totally fine with an endorsement from a couple old married ladies. I adore her blog, and you should read it for decadent baking inspiration, cocktail recipes, or occasional cute kitty pics.
Suggested use: Roasted Pears with Blackberries, Ricotta and Lavender Sugar from Epicurious
3. Lavender Shortbread from Gale Gand
4. Lemon and Lavender Buttermilk Cake from The Cake Blog
BONUS: Not a food, but this lavender sugar scrub looks pretty good!
Hope that helps use up your lavender stash!
Illustration: "Lavender" by artist Elizabeth Blackwell, via the New York Public Library digital gallery here