Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lavender Love...

 




Summer is here and nothing reminds me more
of this than the sunny fresh smell of lavender.
Here are a few of my favorite lavender things....

The lavender fields at Castle Farm in Kent, owned by William and Caroline Alexander
Photo credit : Jonnie Bell

Lavender Ice Cream



This recipe makes about 1 quart.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2-2/3 cup mild honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1 tablespoons dried edible lavender flowers*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

Bring cream, milk, honey, and lavender just to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, then remove pan from heat. Let steep, covered, 30 minutes.
Pour cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard lavender. Return mixture to cleaned saucepan and heat over moderate heat until hot.
Whisk together eggs and salt in a large bowl, then add 1 cup hot cream mixture in a slow stream, whisking. Pour into remaining hot cream mixture in saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thick enough to coat back of spoon and registers 170 to 175°F on thermometer, about 5 minutes (do not let boil).
Pour custard through sieve into cleaned bowl and cool completely, stirring occasionally. Chill, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours.
Freeze custard in ice cream maker. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden.





Revlon's Icy Violet nailpolish


living rooms - silver lamps purple silk shades console acrylic console table limestone fireplace black mirror white modern wingback chairs silver chandelier gray shades gray walls
Paired with grey, lavender becomes sophisticated

Photo Credit: Country Living


Photo Credit: Country Living


Lavender Vanilla Soy Organic Candle From The BabyBearShop
Lavender and vanilla scented soy candle
Get it here:
http://www.natlallergy.com/prod/1866/lavender-vanilla-soy-wax-candle-babybearshop.html


bathrooms - material girls mirrored gold trim bathroom vanity ornate rococo mirror sconces violet  Kendall Wilkinson & Matthew Millman Photography.
Lavender and Venetian glass mix to create calm

Purple
Photo Credit: Southern Accents




A lavender Hawaiian quilt - My mother had one of these...

Get it and others like it here:



  Monogrammed lavender sachets....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Until next time...
xo
T

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