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 treat in the middle of winter to remind me of summer’s delights. True lavender honey right out of the hive can only be produced on a farm with vast acres of lavender, as bees may go as far as 3 miles from their hive in search of nectar. If the bees have only lavender to choose from, the result is a sublime lavender honey. The alternative is to infuse a very good quality local honey with lavender buds. The honey we have is produced locally by Tassot Apiaries.I used their wildflower honey for the recipe. There was also a super simple recipe for lavender sugar which is a subtle way to include a whiff of lavender in a smoothie, on toast or in hot tea.