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. 



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!

Anonymous said...

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

I'm thinking christmas gifting now...