You can put vanilla in all kinds of things and you won’t go wrong, but vanilla with lavender and citrus? This is a winning combination. I think it might be some kind of holy trifecta; at the very least it’s Three Musketeers status.
Following a recent blackberry foraging expedition I returned with a bountiful supply of beautiful wild blackberries. They are in season at the moment and abundant in both rural and urban areas. What better way to use your blackberries?
Shrubs are all the rage lately, so I tried a Dandelion Shrub. You infuse dandelion petals in a mixture of raw vinegar, water & sugar, then use the resulting syrup to make a refreshing drink or cocktail. Your gin and tonic will never be the same.
Trap the essence of the long lazy days of summer in this clover and wild rose infused syrup. Take a walk in a meadow to collect the flowers for this recipe. Reminiscent of honey, use as a substitute for corn syrup or, well, honey.