...Homemade Rainbows...


Monday, July 20, 2009

lemons and lavender

When there is a surplus of citrus from various home grown, organic sources and a rather large flowering lavender bush that has been catching your eye for weeks.... there's not much else to do but let the creative juices flow, maybe do a little research then get baking and making.

We baked absolutely heavenly lemon and lavender cookies to be precise.
Seriously if you do nothing else this citrus season you just must try these cookies...I insist!
You can find the easy recipe I followed right here...it also has links to manual instructions if you're not an appliance type of gal like me. And I have to admit I simplified the manual instructions even further and we did most of the crushing and combining with our own little hands...well isn't that really the only way to cook?

And the making? Well, aside from plucking the delicate mauve spikes of that lavender bush to inhale every time we brush by, we made lavender wands.

Their sweetness now preserved in a pretty case to tuck delicately into our clothes for future reminiscence... and just maybe to inspire more lavender and lemon cookies...who knows? wink

There are lots of tutorials for lavender wands around but I referred to my latest library book companion for some simple instruction. This book is seriously great...though Australian. You just may find yourself, like me, eyeing off plants in your wanders in a completely new and inspiring light! Even the lavender.

15 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

It's forever since I've made lavender wands. I grew up with a herb and growing mother. She ran a herb nursery, from home, with gift store. We lived in a historic house on two acres of cottage gardens. Many a lavender wand was made.

Madeline said...

Those sound absolutely heavenly. And those wands are precious. Lavender is supposed to be a tad difficult to grow around here, but I am so tempted to give it a try.

littlechrissy said...

Yum! I love the idea of using lavender in biscuit!
Also I shall have to ask my lovely partner where he got the tea set as it was a very thoughtful gift from him :-)

Patricia said...

I love lavender and lemons.
I saw a lot lavender at our neighbours. They are perfect to make wands. Thanks for the idee!

gardenmama said...

Leanne! This is all so beautiful and inspiring!
lavender is a favorite plant/smell of mine, I must try both of these wonderful ideas!

Megan.K. said...

I can almost smell this post! How absolutley gorgeous. I want to try these both one day.
x

Fritz Cardozo said...

Oh wow, that is lovely. Those cookies look divine
xxx

Sabrina said...

Oh lemon and lavender does make for a delightful combination. Living in my northern climate here I am ever impressed by the idea of having an abundance of homegrown lemons. Love those lavender wands!

Kelly said...

Those cookies look delicious and love the wands. Lavender is a favourite here too!

Sherrin said...

I remember making lavender cones with my Mum when I was a wee thing... I think I'll have to make them with my boys once lavender seasons hits the southern states. Wow- lavender and lemon bikkies sound amazing. What does lavender taste like?! aside from lavender!! ;o)

The Magic Onions said...

Another wonderful nature-inspired post... Your photos are so pretty. I'd be honored it you'd pop over and post it on my 'Friday's Nature Table' post for today.
Blessings and magic.

slim pickins said...

Oh, love those wands. I saw some in a little garden shop here - for $20! my little tiny lavendar plant is nowhere near wand-making proportions, but i've been looking around...found you via the Friday's Nature Table listing - nice to find you!
debbie

Helen said...

lemon lavender cookies! Delicious!

Anne said...

Yum!
:)

Lisa said...

The cookies look delicious. I love lemon and lavender together. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa :)