On this lovely spring morning, what comes to mind? Going to the market. Lavender fields in Provence. Enjoying a delicious beverage after work tonight. Pick up a few ounces of lavender buds and make this delicious, versatile syrup:
Bring one cup of water and one cup of sugar to a boil. Add a handful of dried lavender buds (available in Ratto’s bulk section). Stir and let simmer on low for 10 minutes. Strain into a mason jar and use to flavor iced tea, lemonade, soda water, or add to bourbon & lemon juice for a “California Bubble Bath”.