Before it got amazingly hot here in Los Angeles, I was really excited to find this lavender at the farmer’s market.
The best part about lavender is that it is gorgeous as flowers around your house for a while, and then – once it’s dried – it also makes things floral and fancy in the kitchen.
I had big plans for my bouquet of lavender. (i’ll be sharing with you some other projects very soon!) I was going to put these tiny little flower buds to good use.
I made myself a lavender simple syrup with the intention to jazz up some cocktails, but the syrup could also be used for all kinds of non-alcoholic things. It would be delicious added to iced tea or coffee, or you could flavor your baked goods or icings with a subtle lavender taste. Continue reading