If you're looking for some ways to show serious love this season, try culinary lavender in your sweet treats. Here's a line up of some of the very best lavender-goody-sweets around! Give them a try and let us know what you think!
We're telling you...upping your kitchen game by adding a dose of lavender is going to make you question everything you once knew about food. It's a magic little ingredient that adds health, earth, and even a bit of relaxation to every bite. Combine it with chocolate and *poof* --- mind blown.
Here's what The Roasted Root says about this lavender chocolate chip cookie recipe: "This recipe dresses up self control in a tri-color neon leotard, sticks it on a chair, and spins it around in circles. Out. Of. Control."
We like the way she thinks.
Fifteen Spatulas writes: "These Lavender Shortbread Cookies are buttery and lightly sweet, with a floral flavor and aroma from dried lavender. They’re simple to make, only require 5 ingredients, and gift really well to family and friends!"
Lavender and rose water icing? Yes please!
The Spice House says, "This delious treat is out-of-the-ordinary." We think so too!
Lemons and lavender? It's like spring in your mouth! Bring it on.
"I feel like these soft sugar cookies with the tang of lemon and hint of lavender would be my cookie of choice to go with a cup of tea for sunshiny events such as a shower or an upcoming royal wedding, if I were to have the pleasure of making cookies for the big day!
Peaceful Dumpling - we agree!
If you live anywhere in Kentucky, then you've experienced the same winter we have...rain, rain, and more rain.
Do you know what conditions lavender hates most? Rain.
Ugh! Lavender hates having "wet feet." Wet conditions provide the perfect opportunity for diseases, like Phytophthora, root-knot nematodes, and Pythium to thrive. All of these can be detrimental to lavender plants. The bad news is that we have seen signs of all three here on the farm. We are treating them as recommended by the University of Kentucky plant pathology team, and experts from Clemson University (they're doing specific studies on these diseases in lavender).
The good news is that all that lavender we planted in rock...well, it's looking fabulous! Time will tell, so we anxiously await spring and hopefully the blooms will follow. *Fingers crossed*
The Lavender Farm at Woodstock
Just a mother/daughter team working with our families to bring a different, unique lavender experience to South Central Kentucky. We love the land, we love our farming heritage and we love lavender!