One Plant, Endless Possibilities!
Lavender is such a versatile herb, many delicious recipes and household uses are available. From refreshing drinks to delectable entrees, you’ll find many recipes you’ll love inside this wonderful book!
This colorful, easy-search edition brings together recipes from nationally known chefs and writers, local professional chefs, and talented home cooks to share top secrets about using lavender in your life for cooking, bath, body and household cleaning. Featuring 175 recipes and many tips!
The Lavender Association of Western Colorado, now named Lavender Association of Colorado, supports sustainable practices and local growers.
Proceeds from the book benefit the Lavender Association of Colorado’s educational programs.
Lida Lafferty was looking for sources of healthy food for her bees when she happened upon lavender. As the lavender bloomed, the bees were smitten and her journey began from the field to the table. She enjoys the chemistry of cooking and reactions to adventuresome fusions. Lida wrote the first cookbook for the Lavender Association of Western Colorado in 2011, with updates in 2012 and 2013. The next revision saw not only additional recipes but the advancement to the very first eCookbook for lavender. Lida lives in western Colorado with her family. She is a speech pathologist and charter member of the Lavender Association of Western Colorado.
‘Spike it with Lavender: Recipes for Living’ is her second book.
Lida Lafferty won third place for ebooks with the CIPA EVVY Awards, the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association, in 2017.
Book Title: SPIKE IT WITH LAVENDER
Book Subtitle: Recipes for Living
Author: Lida Lafferty for The Lavender Association of Western Colorado
Designer: Amy Nuernberg
Publisher: The Lavender Association of Western Colorado
Copyright Date: January 2016
MINT LEAF ICE CUBES: To make the mint leaf ice cubes, place one whole mint leaf in each ice cube tray compartment. Fill the tray with water and freeze until completely solid.
TEA/PUNCH: Place the fresh mint leaves and lavender in a teapot, pour the boiling water over the leaves and brew for 10 minutes. Allow tea to cool completely. Strain the tea and add the grape juice. Add the ginger ale and mint ice cubes just before serving. Garnish each serving with an orange or lemon slice, if desired. Makes approximately 12 cups.
Place ingredients in a jar or tightly sealed container.
Keep in a warm place and shake container daily.
Strain out lavender if desired before using.