Lavender

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

June, July, August, September, October

Benefits of Lavender     Unknown-1

  • ability to relieve stress
  • improve mood
  • promote restful sleep
  • lower skin irritation
  • prevent infections
  • reduce inflammation
  • eliminate dandruff
  • soothe stomach bloating

to learn more visit Organic Facts

 

Storage Tips

*Put in a vase of water & they can last up to ten days

*Drying:

  1. hang the lavender bundle upside down in a dark, dry place. The darkness will help the lavender retain its color, and drying it upside down helps lavender retain its blossom shape.
  2.  Let the lavender dry for about a week until there is no moisture remaining on the stems in the center of the bundle.

for ideas on what to do with dried lavender, visit Preparedness Mama

Culinary Tips

  • use lavender as an infusion, so either grind it (say, with sugar for baked goods) or strain it out of a liquid (cream or syrup) before using. You’ll still get great lavender flavor without the chalky chew
  • A little goes a long way. If you’re not following a recipe you trust, use lavender sparingly. Its flavor is strong and can easily overwhelm baked goods or savory dishes if you’re heavy-handed. When in doubt, err on the side of caution
  • Lavender has a strong flavor, so pair it accordingly with other assertive flavors. In baking, be sure to use a light touch or balance its low notes with something bright like lemon juice and zest

Recipe Links 

Lavender Roasted Potatoes

Lavender Peach Jam

Lavender Laced Grilled Salmon

Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

Lavender Simple Syrup for Cocktails

Lavender Vodka Tonic