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.