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Lavender Lemon Cocktail

Tasha Brieger

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For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz Gin

  • 1 oz Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1 oz freshly squeezed Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Add the gin and honey into a shaker and stir to dissolve the honey.

  • Add in the remaining ingredients.

  • Fill shaker with ice.

  • Shake and strain into a cocktail coupe.

  • Garnish with a sprig of lavender.

  • Cheers!

Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flowers

Instructions

  • Lavender Simple Syrup: Bring sugar and water and add lavender flowers to a boil.

  • Remove from heat

  • Let sit for 15 minutes, strain out flowers

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Lavender-Lemon Tea Cookies

Tasha Brieger

Makes18 to 24 cookies

1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
2/3 cup sugar
Zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
Sugar icing (see following recipe)


Preheat oven to 325°F. Set aside two un-greased baking sheets and a piping bag for icing cookies. Grind lavender flowers in a clean spice grinder or coffee grinder. Sift ground lavender with flour and salt. Cream together butter, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla, and milk. Add lavender-flour mix and work until just combined (dough should not be sticky).


Refrigerate dough 1 to 2 hours until firm. Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness. Using cookie cutter, cut 2- or 3-inch circles in dough and transfer to baking sheets. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cookies are slightly brown on the edges. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely before icing them. Fill piping bag with Sugar Icing and decorate cookies, as desired.


Sugar Icing
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoon lavender tea
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Mix the ingredients until well combined.

** To make lavender tea, Brew one of our lavender tea bags in boiling water and let steep for 15 minuets** 

Lavender Scones

Tasha Brieger


Makes 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for surface
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/4" cubes
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sanding or granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups store-bought lemon curd
  • Ingredient info: Dried lavender buds (culinary lavender) are available at some supermarkets and natural foods stores.

Preparation

Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk 3 cups flour and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add butter; rub in with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Whisk 1 cup buttermilk, zest, and vanilla in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir until shaggy dough forms.

Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead until dough forms, about 5 turns. Pat into a 10x6" rectangle. Halve dough lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 4 squares. Cut each square diagonally in half into 2 triangles. Divide between baking sheets. Brush with 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.

Bake until scones are golden and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 13-15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; let cool.

Serve warm or at room temperature with lemon curd.

Lavender Essential Oil Uses

Tasha Brieger

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Lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils. It is known as the “universal oil”. It has good antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating, deodorizing and insect repelling properties, making it extremely useful.

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Minor Burns: Put 1-2 drops of Lavender oil on to decrease pain and help prevent scarring. *

Scar Tissue: Can be used to reduce or minimize the formation, massage oil on and around the affected area. *

Anxious: Rub a drop on the base of the neck to relieve stress and anxiety. *

Tired Feet: Add a few drops of oil to a warm foot bath and soak, to relieve stress.

Headache/Migraine attack: apply a cold compress with 2-4 drops of  lavender oil on it to the temples and relax.

Not sleeping well: a couple of drops of lavender oil on a hankie or tissue slid into your pillow case, will help.

Calming:  Diffuse lavender oil in a room to calm your mind, body and spirit.

Stressed: Use lavender in baths, vaporizers, massage, or rub Lavender oil on the bottom of your feet for de-stressing.

Animals: If you have a cat or dog – put some lavender oil on their collar to keep away fleas.
Bug Repellent: Use cotton balls with 3-5 drops of Lavender oil in the corners of your kitchen cupboards, linen closet, and bathroom cabinets to safely repel insects, without the use of toxic chemicals. The cotton balls may also be added to your vacuum cleaner bag, stinky tennis shoes, or almost anywhere you need to freshen the air naturally.

Flies: During the summer months, a couple of drops of lavender oil in a bowl of water, kept in the corner of the entrance hall or by doors will keep flies away.

Bathroom Freshness:  Place 2-3 drops of Lavender oil inside the cardboard tube of toilet paper when re-stocking the bathroom.  Each time someone takes from the roll it releases the calming and fresh scent of Lavender.

Bathroom and Kitchen Spray: make a spray combining distilled white vinegar and drops of Lavender oil in a spray bottle, may be used for cleaning and sanitizing a variety of surfaces such as counter tops and bathroom sinks.

Floor Cleaner: a simple floor cleaner which combines water, vinegar and a few drops of Lavender will make the house smell fresh and help keep scorpions away.

Stain Remover: Lavender oil can be used to help remove small laundry stains such as paint, nail polish, tar, grease.

Dryer Sheet: Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer to deodorize and freshen your laundry.

Ironing: Use Lavender Linen Spray while ironing to refresh your item and keep it smelling great.
*Discontinue use if  any sensitivity occurs.*

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Tasha Brieger

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Make lemonade either from scratch or concentrate. Separately, make a lavender tea, using either our dried lavender in cheesecloth or one of our lavender bath and tea bags. Pour the tea into the lemonade. Use about 1 cups of lavender tea for every gallon of lemonade. Add plenty of ice, and a lavender sprig in each glass for a garnish.

Hand Squeezed: (makes 1 gallon)

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice

  • 1/2 gallon water

  • 1 cup lavender tea

(feel free to adjust to your personal taste)

NOTE: From concentrate, mix one can wtih 2 cups water and 1 cup tea.

Lavender Tea

  • 1 Tea Bag (Box 0f 10)

  • 1 Cup of Water

  • Steep for 15 minuets

Enjoy!

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