Saturday, 27 August 2011

Lavender Lemonade

If like me your are stuck with a beautiful box full of dried lavender and you often ask yourself What the *blip* Am I going to do with that?, I have a lovely little recipe for you (and you will look all fancy serving lavender lemonade to your friends!).

Lavender Lemonade
2 table spoons dried lavender (or 1/2 cup fresh lavender)
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice (2 lemons)
4 cups cold water

Place the lavender into a pot and pour boiling water over it.
Cover with a lid and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
Strain out the lavender (the color won't be pretty).
Mix the sugar into the hot lavender water.
Squeeze the juice from the lemons into a pitcher with the cold water.
Add the lavender water and stir (the color will magically be pretty).

Enjoy!

If you have other recipes with dried lavender, please, let me know since my box is pretty big!

Bonus (!): A silly picture that we took at our friend's house last evening using her computer. Note that Alice regurgitated on the second picture!

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ali: I didn't know that you lived in Japan (jealous)!!!

barbara: Thank you. Sahsiko is so fun to do.

courtney: I'm pretty sure that Dan didn't do a background check to see if I knew how to do Sashiko before we got married...ah ah ah!

leslie: Another lucky lady who lived in Japan!

indigorchid: You should absolutely try.

daniela: Thank you. I noted: landing + breastfeeding = happy baby (and happy mom).

kim u: I would love to visit a craft store in Japan...wow wow wow!


kate / tinywarbler: Wait a few more weeks and you will have for sure a minute or two to be creative :)

bess callard: Thank you! We should talk, if you ever want some of Alice's stuff that we don't use anymore (too small).

claire: Oh, thank you. We had such a good time. Can't wait for our next vacation.

last day of may: It is such a lovely box. We also got it second hand. I know that it would be great to have another baby but I think that one kid is best for us. Take care :)

lindsey [homegrown spud]: Hi Lindsey and welcome to my little blog. Congratulations for your pregnancy. You should do whatever YOU want (tell the news or not). I'm also a very positive person (yet a lot sarcastic!) and I always try to focus on good things. Some days are a bit difficult (hello teething) and each babies and families are different but with the right attitude, things are always much better. Now I must take a look at your blog. Take care!

4 comments:

bugheart said...

i haven't been able
to find
lavender here...
but it grows
everywhere
(would people mind
me stealing flowers
from their plants?).
here's another great
recipe
with lavender:
http://cupcakeblog.com/?p=17
:)

magpiesandmagnolias said...

You can always send some to me! it is impossible to find in texas. :)

magpiesandmagnolias said...

and I should mention that the plant I bought in May died in approx 2 weeks. Too dang hot here!

perikeet said...

I like to add ground lavender here and there to:
hot chocolate (with cinnamon)
chocolate chip cookie dough
buttered/salted popcorn
scrambled eggs (weird but yummy!)