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Lavender Salt & Sugar

This post is so quick and easy I can hardly call it a recipe.

But pretty? Yes.  Delicious?  Oh, yeah.

Welcome, lavender salt and lavender sugar.¬† I’ve seen you around the blog universe, and I think even Martha Stewart would appreciate your gift-worthiness.¬† Plus, lavender grown in my very own herb garden made you extra easy to make–and real cheap.

Lavender Salt or Sugar

  • 1/2 C sugar (white or brown) or coarse sea salt
  • 3¬†t dried lavender buds (make sure they are approved for eating!)

I gave the lavender buds a quick whirl in my coffee grinder to break them up a bit and release some of those fragrant (not to mention delicious) oils.  I kept them mostly whole, so they were recognizable as lavender buds, though.

Either layer or combine the salt or sugar with the lavender in a glass container (or hey, you could go plastic if you want) with a lid. 

Well, that’s it.¬† You’re done.

I did a small one with brown sugar (probably only a quarter of a cup of sugar, if that) for sprinkling on top of oatmeal or baked goods.

I also did a bigger one with coarse sea salt–which would also be amazing on top of baked goodies (lavender salted chocolate fudge, anyone?), or fish, or pork.

Lastly, I made a fairly¬†large container of plain white sugar–I figured I could add small amounts to things that I am baking for some extra flavor.¬† Or imagine rolling snickerdoodles in lavender sugar?¬† Gosh.

So many possibilities.

And of course, this makes a cheap and easy gift, especially if you tie a sweet label with some ribbon or string.

Christmas is coming up, ya know! 

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  1. Daniela

    Glad to see that you and Henry are out of the dark and back to blogging!

  2. Deb

    Lovely lavender. Looks beautiful and delish! I’m inspired. Thanks!!

  3. keroiam

    love the layered design. what a lovely gift these would make! definitely marty-worthy. =)

  4. Tres Delicious

    That’s a nice edible table decor. Trust me, it’s wonderful.

  5. Heather Mulholland

    I wish Lavendar didn’t give me a headache. These are so beautiful.

  6. Dimitri @ The Last Piece of Cake

    Cool! Been wondering what to do with all the lavender in my garden. So far, I used some to make a chocolate mousse, but I think this is a neat idea. Thanks!

  7. lucie

    Love this idea!

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