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11 09, 2016

Heirloom Blue Potatoes with Roasted Lavender

By |September 11th, 2016|Recipes|

Ever since I discovered the inimitable aroma and taste of roasted lavender buds, I have been finding more and more ways to enjoy them. Tonight I prepared a pot of Heritage Blue Potatoes, cutting them into quarters and boiling them in a little salted water. I was going to run out to the garden and [...]

8 09, 2016

Fresh Flower Salad

By |September 8th, 2016|Recipes|

It's a hot September this year but you can still enjoy lettuce from the garden. Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce grown in tent. You just need to find a shady spot to throw your lettuce seeds, like under your tomato plants. A hoop tent works even better. I used a seed packet of Black Seeded [...]

1 09, 2016

Roasted Lavender Hummus

By |September 1st, 2016|Recipes|

I was scrambling for a healthy snack today and I realize I had all the ingredients for hummus: a can of garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic & lemon, salt. I whirled them all together with a little water in my Ninja blender until it was nice and smooth. When I tasted it, though, it seemed so [...]

21 02, 2016

Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Lavender Buds

By |February 21st, 2016|Recipes|

I learned about roasting lavender buds recently from the cookbook "Discover Cooking with Lavender". I now have a jar packed with fragrant, earthy buds that I roasted last week. For the instructions for roasting, see Culinary Lavender Primer. While roasting my lavender buds, the house was redolent with the most divine scent. I was eager [...]

14 02, 2016

Culinary Lavender Primer

By |February 14th, 2016|Recipes|

I have a few cups of culinary lavender buds left from last harvest and a new cookbook called Discover Cooking with Lavender by Kathy Gehrt that I'm eager to start experimenting with. I was most intrigued by her recipe for making lavender honey. It looks so nice and simple to make and what a nice [...]