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So, I tried something new yesterday. Since the weather has been so hot and very dry I’ve been craving lemonade. Fresh homemade lemonade. And then my brother-in-law who recently retired and with his wife, have become homesteaders creating a bee and lavender farm, talked about all the wonderful uses for lavender.
We inherited a wonderfully diverse perennial garden from the previous owner of our little home by the sea with four thriving lavender plants, so I got busy harvesting a handful of blossoms and dumped them into the pot when I made a simple syrup for the lemonade. Oh that heavenly scent wafting through the galley!
It was so easy, I can’t believe I haven’t done this before now. A few minutes of simmering. Some steeping time and I had a jar full of fragrant lavender infused nectar.
I got to thinking that this would make a great hostess gift. Small bouquet of lavender, a decorative bottle of the syrup with a recipe for making lemonade. So nice, right?
You could booze this up if you wish with a splash of gin or vodka but today was all about the virgin version. So refreshing!
…and good to the last sip!
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