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?
It's a summer garden in a bottle, similar to Galliano, with Yarrow, chamomile, lavender, juniper berries, cinnamon and spices, anise and citrus. Then it's finished off with vanilla bean! It tastes devine!
Simple Syrups can be infused with just about anything. Here, Rose and Lavender from the garden make exotic sweeteners for drinks of all kinds.
Growing and drying your own herbs makes for an intensely flavored result, especially when you blend them to make this indispensable combination.
A small batch refrigerator peach jam scented with lavender buds
another reason to drink! yay!
Grapefruit is certainly an acquired taste - but if you like grapefruit, you'll love how it tastes with lavender and honey.
Make your own lavender sugar-it is so easy to do. (in German and English)
This jam is made from only a few ingredients and is a huge crowd pleaser. Try it with goat cheese!
Making Lavender Bitters and introducing the "Band of Bitters" homemade bitters consortium, a join-at-your-own-risk bitters exchange group.
I love their color, their flavor and the fact that they make the most amazing jam. Even a mediocre apricot sings when cooked down with sugar and a squeeze of lemon.