Getting a little floral fancy today! As you may know already the one day I look forward to (along with the whole LA community) each week are farmer market Sundays. More specifically Santa Monica Farmer’s Market Sundays! Look at these beauties I found a few weeks ago.
Other than using them as a natural air freshener for your home and car, these versatile flowers can be used in your food and drink recipe The best way to use lavender is to “infuse” ingredients with the lavender leaves such as a simple syrup. Let’s get creative!
1 cup Turbinado Raw cane sugar
2 cups water
4 tablespoons dried or fresh lavender (about 10 sprigs)
Bring water to boil . Add sugar and lavender leaves and whisk until sugar is fully dissolved.
Boil for another 5 minutes and set aside to cool.
Strain lavender leaves and transfer syrup to a bottle and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Save rest in a bottle or mason jar for later use.