I love to cook. I love the textures, the smells, and the process of combining select ingredients and transforming them into something delightful and yummy. I love the tried and true recipes I can always rely on and I like trying out new ones. I really like knowing what I’m putting into my body. It’s amazing when I’ve grown some or even most of the ingredients myself to bring it from a seed in the dirt to food in the mouth.
All that being said, I’m also busy. I’m an artist and I have a lavender farm, 4 goats, a flock of chickens and a good marriage and they all require some attention. I don’t want to spend all my time in the kitchen puttering around. So, I like recipes that are simple and satisfying. My approach to cooking with lavender is the similar. There are some pretty fancy recipes out there, but I like to keep it simple and let the lavender speak for itself.
Lavender is unique, sophisticated but surprisingly compatible with a lot of different foods. I will be sharing some clever ways to enjoy lavender that may become staples in your kitchen. I’m also looking forward to some exploration into new recipes this winter that I will share with you. Lavender is such a nice way to bring a sweet memory of summer into a cold winter day.
More to come!