Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
The Sparkling Lavender Lemonade was quite easy to make. I used leftover lemonade syrup from the Lemon Shandies I made recently along with homemade lavender simple syrup. Both of these syrups turned out delicious!
Simple Syrups can be infused with just about anything. Here, Rose and Lavender from the garden make exotic sweeteners for drinks of all kinds.
Lavender is lovely and fragrant – and abundant at this time of year. It’s wonderful to just pick a few stalks and have their lovely scent waft through your home ... and it makes a great cocktail!