This season I'm trying out the herb share offered through my CSA. So far, I've been pleased. Basil, cilantro, thyme, lovage, stevia, and now, lavender, have made their way to my kitchen. I turned the basil into pesto; the thyme I added to mushroom pizza, chicken and barley soup, and pasta. Cilantro, that one was easy: Mexican food, including many dishes of guacamole. Not sure what to do with it, I traded the lovage for rainbow swiss chard. And I passed the stevia onto my neighbor, to sweeten her tea.
Now back to the lavender. It's too pretty to give away or swap. I have to admit that when I see lavender on a menu, I skip over the dish. I don't really enjoy flowers in my dinner.
So what should I do with this gorgeous lavender? I thought maybe honey and lavender ice cream? But my other neighbor has my ice cream maker. No matter, like I said, I don't really like eating flowers, even if it's in ice cream.
I decided on bug spray. Yup. That's what I'm going to do with it. Ever tried making it? Any tips?