Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Lavender~What's Not To Love~
Sage Hill Farms had its first crop from the new lavender beds this summer.
Nothing compares to harvesting this aromatic herb. From the moment you enter the gardens until you standing in the shower washing away the days collection of dirt, pollen and yes...the last waifs of lavender, your senses are centered on and around the beauty, aroma, and powers of pure relaxation.
Lavender is loved and sought after for many uses among many mediums.
Alternative medicines-both for humans and animals put lavender at the top of the beneficial list of herbal usage.
Wedding planners call lavender the herb of "love."
And...chefs great and greater would never dream of not having lavender in their stash of special recipes.
Lavender Tea biscuits are one of my most loved lavender treats.
These little goodies can go from the playground to the most uptown garden party to a business meeting of suits and briefcases with ease.
( LAVENDER TEA BISCUITS )
Makes about 30
5 oz real butter
1/3 teaspoon white powdered Stevia ( or )1/2 cup sugar )
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp dried lavender flowers
1-1/2 cup self-raising flour
Preheat oven to 350*
Cream butter and Stevie ( sugar )together, then stir in the egg
Mix in the lavender flowers and the flour
Grease two baking sheets and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto sheets
Bake 15 to 20 minutes ( depending on the ovens temp control ) until the biscuits are golden brown
* Do not over bake
Eat warm or cool
Don't refrigerate for best taste