Lavender Syrup

Lavender Syrup

There's something about standing over the stove as you scoop out dried lavender petals to cook with that makes you feel like you are living in a different time. The scent, now so familiar, somehow smells ancient to me. It makes me feel the connection to the countless other women who have simmered the same ingredients as I, in their many forms, to create something healing and delicious. This time around I was not making tea, but lavender syrup. I have been meaning to try my herbs in different condiment-like recipes such as syrups, vinegars, and oils. I finally took the leap earlier this week when I the weather still refused to cooperate with my plans. So far, my planting schedule is pushed back one week, and it's making me anxious.

I must say, making lavender syrup was much easier than I expected, and it tastes absolutely delicious! The soft floral hints enhanced by sugar creates a rich and sweet experience that you will love. I decided to make this syrup to adorn my coffee and a match green tea latte that I hope to share here in the coming weeks. Divine! I love learning that I can make so many things at home in a matter of minutes rather than purchase it from the store.

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Lavender Syrup
A delicious homemade syrup with lavender flowers to pour in your morning coffee, green tea, or over ice cream.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Sugar (whichever type you prefer)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Lavender Buds (food grade)
  • 1-2 tbsp Aronia Berries or Blueberries (for added color)
Instructions
1. Heat all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.2. Bring to a boil and lower the temperature to a simmer for 10 minutes.3. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.4. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.5. Store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
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I think this syrup could be really delicious over so many things like ice cream or waffles. By letting it cool to room temperature, you'll find the syrup becomes thicker. I like the idea of adding a dark berry while cooking to create a more purple color. You can tell that I did not add any color, but I think it still looks quite beautiful. I could see this syrup being gifted on Mother's Day! Enjoy.

xoxo Kayla


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