I’ve been lucky enough to make such nice friends that bring me back gifts when they travel and even some of you have mailed me things that you know I would like. My friend Ghada here who writes the blog LIVIN’G went to the South of France for vacation a few months ago and she brought me back lavender. She knew that I had been talking about it and could not find it and she also knew they had plenty in France. For years I have seen people bake with the flower and I really wanted to try it out. On Instagram a lady had mentioned how she had a lavender cappuccino and it was the best drink she ever tried. Needless to say it made me want it even more.
I decided to make a simple syrup using some of mine. It can be used in ice or hot tea, ice or hot coffee, lemonade, fruit drinks or even spritzer water. As you see it has a ton of uses and hey, I imagine you can even use it in baking as well and what about over pancakes or yogurt? Yum!
1 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon dried lavender
1. In a saute pan on high heat, add water, sugar and lavender. Bring to a full boil, then reduce to low for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep an additional 15 minutes.
2. Strain lavender buds out and transfer syrup to a glass bottle with a lid. Refrigerate for up to a month.