The Virginia Purl is a blog about my knitting, crocheting, spinning, gardening and cooking. Hopefully when you visit you will take away something useful even if it's just a smile.
ohhh, what do you do with your lavender? I'm growing some this year and hope to do some cooking with it - lavender cake, lavender shortbread...
Sue, I am a chef. I went to a four day culinary school in the South of France. The chef made a Lavender Creme Burlee with his locally grown Lavender. It was such a subtle favor and was so wonderful. Years later I met some ladies at a craft show that used to grow a "pick your own" Lavender. We would drive over an hour to pick our own. The bundles were priced at $8. I think we did three bundles. Then I decided I wanted to grow my own. I have 10 plants with plans to expand. I made wands and sachet bags. Since mine is organic I can also cook with it. I am going to try a Lavender tea and a Lemonade with it this summer too. I don't sell it but usually end up giving it away to my friends.
Thanks for replying... oh, a chef! How wonderful! I've made the lavender cake before - sort of a pound cake with a very subtle flavour, and have a recipe for the shortbread but haven't made it yet.... maybe this weekend. I also planted a special lavender plant this year that apparently is organic, and the whole plant is edible - leaves, flowers, even the stems. We'll see. I'm not sure I'd like lavender tea, but the lemonade sounds lovely!
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