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  • Lavender


    Cooking with lavender was popularized by the French and is often found in the popular French herb blend, Herbes de Provence. The pretty flowers add a sophisticated touch and the fresh mellow taste of culinary lavender blends with other light flavors. Rub on poultry and fowl before roasting. Use to flavor shortbread cookies. Sprinkle lavender flowers over frosted sugar cookies or butter cream iced cakes. Steep lavender in cream or milk for custard, ice cream and sauces. Use to make wonderful flavored sugars. Enjoy a refreshing lavender lemonade.

    If you enjoy a touch of lavender in your tea, check out our Earl Grey Lavender black tea.

    Lavender Simple Syrup

    3 cups water
    1 ½ cups sugar
    ¼ cup Trade Winds Spice Company Lavender

    Combine water, sugar, and lavender in a medium size saucepan.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 4 minutes, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture takes on a syrupy feel.

    Remove from heat and cool completely.  Strain into an airtight container and refrigerate.  Syrup can be stored for up to 3 weeks. Makes about 2 cups.

    Quick & Easy Lavender Lemonade: In a tall glass, mix 1 tablespoon Lavender Simple Syrup with 1 cup (8 ounces) prepared lemonade. Add ice and serve.

    Lavender Lemonade Punch

    1 can (12 fl. oz) frozen Lemonade Concentrate, to make 64 fluid ounces
    10 tablespoons Lavender Simple Syrup
    3 cups water
    3 1/2 cups club soda
    Ice cubes or Ice Ring
    Lemon slices for garnish

    Punch bowl or large glass pitcher

    Mix frozen lemonade concentrate with 3 cups water (or approximately 1/2 the water called for by the frozen lemonade concentrate directions). Stir in lavender simple syrup. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    When ready to serve, add the ice ring to the punch bowl or ice cubes to the glass pitcher. Pour in the lemonade lavender mixture. Pour in the 3 1/2 cups club soda. Stir gently to combine. Add lemon slices for garnish.

    Note: Easily multiplies up for a larger crowd. For a fizzier punch, increase the club soda and decrease the plain water by equal amounts.