Time for Would You Wear It Wednesday (today) with lavender cookies!
Today, I am popping up with a fashion display for you to evaluate.
Please look it over and tell us if you would or would not wear it, and describe in detail exactly why.
Today’s display features the Linen Blend Back Pintucks Tunic.
Want to impress your friends? Invite them over for afternoon tea and serve lavender cookies!
Leigh Ann and I left the lavender festival with a cookbook and a set of lavender seasonings…including lavender sugar.
But, since most of you do not have that…let’s start today with how to make lavender sugar!
LAVENDER SUGAR By Kathy Gehrt
“easy to make, lavender sugar can be used in countless ways. It is delicious sprinkled on strawberries or added to a cup of tea”
1 tablespoon lavender buds (you can purchase a bag at Sonoma Lavender Co) go to Dried Botanical Products or if you grow your own, use it from the garden!
2 cups granulated sugar
*Put lavender buds and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder, blend for about 1 minute or until mixture is a soft powder
*Add the lavender buds and sugar mixture to the remaining 1 3/4 cup sugar.
*Place sugar mixture in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Allow to sit for three days before using to infuse the sugar with the lavender flavor.
*As a variation, you can make lavender sugar by layering the lavender buds and sugar in a jar, then straining out the buds when you use the sugar or place whole sprigs of lavender in a jar with sugar.
Tip to clean coffee grinder: add 1/4 cup uncooked rice to your grinder. Pulse on and off about 10 times. Discard the rice, then use a damp cloth to wipe out the grinder to remove any traces of coffee.
Leigh Ann & I are enjoying the products we purchased from the Hill Country Lavender Farm…use this link to order their products when they refresh their inventory after the festival weekend.
They will probably have a bag of buds which can be purchased as well.
NOW BACK TO COOKIES!
First let me confirm…these are delicious! Leigh Ann was the cook and her husband even liked them!
She found this recipe to follow, GRANDMA’S LAVENDER COOKIES RECIPE.
However, made these adjustments:
“In place of lavender leaves, I dusted the tops with the Hill Country Lavender Sugar ever so lightly when I baked them. And I made the glaze with almond milk and a dash of the lavender sugar in place of lavender extract.”
She called them a light tea cookie…they were delicious and I plan to make a batch soon.
That’s out first lavender recipe, but we hope to test and bring to you more. Please comment on the Would You Wear It display…ask any recipe questions…and prepare tomorrow for some fun as I begin to discuss my Style Refresh!
By Pamela Lutrell