Friday, July 10, 2009

Frugal Friday - Lavender on my mind

 

This morning I read Angry Chicken's blog.  She is going to the Portland Lavender Festival.  Oh, I thought wistfully, I'd like to go to a lavender festival.  

Why?  Because this week I started a food blog and was introduced to Vanilla Sugar.  And a dear friend of mine chimed in and had to mention Lavender Sugar.  Lavender sugar?  Oh me.  Oh my.  I must get started right away.  Where can I find Lavender sugar? 

 You see I needed to go to a lavender festival so I could make lavender sugar. 

And then I realized ... Doh! (said in your best Homer Simpson voice).  I have lavender growing in my yard.  I GROW MY OWN LAVENDER.  But I never, not even once, thought to use it.  And lavender has all sorts of uses, fancy sugar for one. 

So today I started a batch of  sugar and picked two additional bushels to dry for sachets.  I did have to compete with the bees but it didn't cost me a cent.  

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Don't forget to use what you've got!

Happy Frugal Friday. 

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3 comments:

SR said...

Lavendar and sugar! Two of my favorite things!

This could be used in the bath as well as on the plate!

Gayle said...

I have tried to grow lavender a few times and it never survives. :(

Good luck with your lavender sugar!

andie said...

Oh I am so going to make "fancy sugar" now. I had no idea...

I'm thinking christmas gifting now...