My passion, after my family of course, is Treasure Hunting. The simple beauty of things from by-gone eras have always spoken to me. Whether these treasures are found at a flea market, fine antique store, estate sale, thrift shop, or in the family attic, surprises abound.
As an interior designer, I believe it is vital to balance your decor by including found and family treasures. Surrounding yourself with things you love should always be the goal, from there you will find your true style.
As I shop, I may have a client in mind or I may want to resell at our french flea market or in my shop. I am lucky to have several outlets for my treasures including my own home! I plan to share my searching, hunting, travels, and treasures with you and encourage you to enjoy adding your treasures to your home.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Culinary Lavender Holiday Treasure

Lavender is one of my favorite things. I have lavender sachets in my dresser, dried lavender stems hanging in the breakfast room, bars of Provence Lavender soap in the guest bath and lavender infused olive oil in the pantry. I wanted to make a little something for friends and family this Christmas to share my love of lavender. I have been searching for a high quality organic culinary lavender and was very happy to finally find Hood River Lavender in Oregon.
Lavender in the kitchen has so many wonderful applications. Lavender scones, lavender lemon shortbread cookies, lavender creme brulee, I even have a recipe I have been wanting to try... lavender celery bisque.
This holiday season I thought I would begin with a simple lavender sugar for gift giving.
I purchased two varieties of certified organic culinary lavender, a signature blend and the classic Provence. 
I used the Provence variety, adding half whole buds and half ground buds to fine bakers sugar.
The ratio is two cups of sugar plus 2 tablespoons lavender, one Tbsp whole bud and Tbsp ground.
The final product is a fresh, aromatic sugar perfect for hot or iced tea, a topper for oatmeal or even
a wonderful twist on sugar for an old-school champagne cocktail.
Consider adding lavender to some of your favorite recipes, you may be pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea!
    I discovered lavender sachets to put in yr shoes overnite at L'Occitane in Paris and I'm addicted..must next start eating it :)
    merci carolg


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