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?
A quick and easy way to infuse any vodka with the summery flavor of lavender.
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.
Fresh figs meet lavender in a late summer romance. Even better if you glean them from your neighbor's tree! This post offers tips for making no-pectin preserves throughout the fig season by a certified Master Food Preserver.
Use new season apples and pears to make this sharp, soft, chutney with dried figs, coriander, and lavender. An ideal accompaniment to pork, or other fatty meats.
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!
Our local plum variety used to be the plum of choice for jam manufacturers. When combined with English lavender it makes a colourful preserve worthy of a royal garden party.