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My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

Lavender Sugar Recipe

My secret to growing big, super huge lavender bushes is to cut the lavender buds when they bloomk as often as possible.

Since I don't want my fresh cut lavender to go to waste, I'm always on the hunt for things to make with lavender flowers. Besides feeling decant with a constant flow of fresh cut lavender flowers in the house, I like to cook and bake with lavender buds. Yes you can eat lavender!




The easiest way to cook with lavender is to make lavender infused sugar and use the lavender sugar in your favorite recipe. Lavender sugar adds a savory touch to my Scottish Shortbread and it looks like I spent big bucks and tons of time on something I already have on hand that I let sit until I remembered to use it.

How to Make Lavender Sugar


Lavender looks pretty too!

You will need:

2 cups white sugar

1 tablespoon dried lavender (you can  buy culinary lavender here.  Make certain you are buying culinary lavender. Lavender buds for flower arrangements and crafting often have extra stuff on them to bump up the color and scent and probably tastes awful)

Blender - (my blender has a glass jar that won't end up like smelling like lavender forever)

Pretty glass jar with a lid

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Make it:

1. Crush/blend the dried lavender to release the oil. I usually put most of the lavender in the blender for better flavor distribution and leave some of it whole so it looks pretty when I give lavender sugar as a gift.

2. Mix the lavender and sugar together, pour it into the glass container, and top with the lid

3. Allow the lavender to infuse the sugar by putting in to a cool dark place for two weeks or so. I put mine in the pantry.

4. After two weeks or so, open the jar and use your lavender sugar in place of white sugar in your favorite recipe.

Lavender sugar makes a easy and elegant gift for your favorite foodie too!

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