June will be the month of tea-inspired recipe posts!
Homemade lavender extract came about from a trip to Cape Cod where my in laws live. They live very close to Atlantic Spice where we pick up all of our super fresh spices and herbs, and we stopped on the way to pick up an assortment of items. I had seen a number of recipes that included lavender, and wanted to try to make my own extract! Little did I know that I would also be going home with an assortment of mason jars, thanks to my awesome mother in law.
Making the lavender extract is super easy – it just takes a shake once a day for a few days. Before, and after:
It’s quite strong, and is easily smelled and tasted in every recipe we’ve tried it on so far. A little bit definitely goes a long way, and we ended up with quite a bit from the recipe – we will be using this extract for a looooong time!