lavender?

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  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so my lavender is coming on strong. Other than sachets, or tied bunches of it, what do I DO with it? Open for any and all ideas, but what I'm really wanting to know is if there is a way to use the lavender from my garden for scenting homemade laundry detergent?
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Hmmm... not sure how you would do that without extracting the oil first. And, I have no idea how to extract oil..LOL I never did get that far... read a bout it a long while ago but never gave it a try... so it was not retained info [​IMG] I'm sure if you Googled it, you could find the info you need [​IMG]

    I like to use it in Dream Pillows [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I bought soem fabulous lavender-peach and lavender-blueberry jam at a farmers market last year.
    This is from recipezaar for Lavender Peach jam.
    http://www.recipezaar.com/293113
    I would think the infusing method is good for all recies using lavender.

    Ingredients
    1 lime, rind of
    2 tablespoons lavender flowers, dried
    1/2 cup boiling water
    4 cups peaches, finely chopped (about 5-6 medium peaches)
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    6 cups granulated sugar
    1 (6 ounce) envelope liquid fruit pectin
    Directions
    1Place lavender flowers in a small bowl. Pour boiling water over flowers and steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard flowers.
    2Combine lavender liquid, peaches, lemon juice and sugar in a very large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a full boul over high heat and boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in pectin.
    3Ladle into sterilized jars and process in a hot water bath for 5 minutes.
     
  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You talked me into it Terri. I'm gonna make some next week. Sounds yummy!
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Funny you should post this! Yesterday I collected all my lavendar and it's now drying in the kitchen. Smells so good!

    I made lavender syrup and lavender sugar. These & other lavender recipes here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/soundlife/story/413711.html. This morning I sweetened my tea with the sugar. Very nice - not too floral but a it had certain je ne sais quoi. Very nice. I can't wait to make saketinis with it: lemonade, sake, and a splash of lavendar syrup over rocks.

    I'm drying the lavender to make my own herbes de provence. It's so expensive at the grocery store. No reason I can't make my own for free. I use it all winter long in soups, cheese spreads, on pot roasts, in cream over turkey or chicken... delicious!!! Recipes: http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/21558/herbes-de-provence.html
     
  6. Sparklecoon

    Sparklecoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mum used to place a sprig or two of dried lavender into a jar of sugar. When we'd go to sweeten our tea the sugar would be infused with the scent. Very cool!
     
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I had 4 huge plants last summer. A dog tore them to shreds. [​IMG] They didn't come back this year. I need to plant more.
     

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