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Mar 6, 2008 02:03 PM

Overabundance of Lavender (help!)

So I planted an herb garden about a year ago and kinda let it go wild. My lavender bush is the most noticeable thing in it so I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on what I could do with this fragrant herb?

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  1. Any lemon cake, cookie or dessert can be enhanced with a lavender infusion.

    1. lavender ice cream?
      it's a little hardcore on the lavender for me, but the friends of mine I made it for loved it.

      (scroll down to near the bottom of the page)

      1. You can make Herbes de Provence w/ rosemary, marjoram, basil, bay leaf, thyme. Lavender is very good with pound cake, scones and even to flavor Creme fraiche.

        I have infused vodka with lavender, and it makes great tea.

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        1. Things I like to make with lavender:

          Honey lavender ice cream
          lemon lavender tea cookies
          lavender lemonade(my husband loves this. Just made a big batch with some of our lemons yesterday).

          Use juidiciously...a little goes a long long way.

          1. I dehydrate lavender, sew it into lace *pockets*, a la sachet, and place them throughout my lingerie drawers. Our priest uses it to infuse the water in the baptismal font.