A little of this, a little of that and lots of lavender on weekend meanderings. Including lavender cakes, drinks, DIY and more.
Good Morning friends, it is a beautiful sunny day and I am up bright and early getting things ready for the dinner party we are hosting this evening. I have sauces to make, cupcakes to frost and lavender simple syrup to make. This morning I am joining my friends Juliet and Kim for Weekend Meanderings so when you finish here pop over and see what they are up too!
Todays post was inspired by the lavender simple syrup the I am making to use in the Lavender French 75 cocktails that are on the menu this evening.
Lavender Love Weekend Meanderings
When I was looking for a recipe for a lavender cocktail I went down a rabbit hole of beautiful images of the rolling lavender fields in Provence. Have you ever seen the fields of Provence? I was lucky enough to be there one summer and lavender is not only in the fields, it is at the market, in bouquets, sachets, soaps, and more. It is a beautiful sight.
If you do not have a trip planned to Provence may I suggest a trip to the Pelindaba lavender farm on San Juan island, Washington? The entire island is charming, as is the town of Friday Harbor. Not only will you hear the buzz of the bees and see the purple fields of lavender but you might also see orcas, humpbacks, otters and many other wildlife species while visiting the island. We stayed at the Birdrock Hotel and loved the location, the hotel and the helpful staff.
Lavender 75 Cocktail
3/4 oz. lavender simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
4 oz. sparkling wine
lemon twist for garnish
Combine lavender syrup and lemon juice in a Champagne flute. Top slowly with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon twist. Serve with or without ice.
Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe
In small saucepan, mix 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 ounce dried lavender. Simmer and stir for 3–4 minutes, until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Let cool, and strain.
Vanilla Lavender Latte is a delicious alternative to your morning coffee.
Lavender Cakes, Scones and More
Lavender Lemon Anglefood Cake, a beautiful alternative to summer berries.
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Scones for a Sunday morning treat!
This beautifu mask can be used hot or cold to help you relax, to soon a headache, or to fall asleep. I have a lavender mask that my step-mother made for me and I use it after every yoga class during Savasana.
Sachets are the easiest DIY ever, you simply scoop your lavender buds into a cotton bag, tie the top and voila you have a beautiful sachet. These cute little bags make a great gift for family and friends. You can also keep them to hang in your closet to repel moths, or place them in your drawers to scent your clothing.
Adorable lavender scented doll.
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That is it for weekend meanderings, I hope the you enjoyed all things lavender. Have a wonderful weekend my friends.
Don’t forget to check out Kim and Juliet’s weekend meanderings!
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