Saturday, December 28, 2019

Lavender & Dear Balsamic Vinaigrette

Well, I'm continuing my experiments inwards cooking amongst lavender, together with my 2d experiment did non disappoint.  Just equally inwards the lavender lemonade, I genuinely enjoyed the fragrant, floral notes of the lavander inwards this Lavender & Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette.  I approximate I'm a fan of the flavour of lavender!

And beingness an assistant apiculturist to my apiculturist hubby, I'm ever on the ticker for novel recipes inwards which to operate our dear harvest.  So how could I resist trying out the lavander together with dear combination of this balsamic vinaigrette?  I couldn't.

I likewise did a petty experiment inside my lavander experiment.  I wanted to run across only what the dried lavander 'brought to the party,' then to speak, inwards this dressing ... how much flavour it imparted, etc.  So I decided to brand the exact same dressing  minus the lavander to see. 

Well, allow me only tell ... the lavander brings a lot  to this dressing party!  In comparison the two, I genuinely wasn't a fan of the lavender-less version later on tasting the lavender-infused one.  (But you lot all know me, I'll proceed working amongst the lavender-less version to tweak the ingredient proportions ... 'cause I mean value a honey-balsamic vinaigrette dressing would hold out wonderful).

Served amongst a really uncomplicated salad, the lavander inwards this dressing genuinely shines through! 

Have you lot experimented amongst cooking amongst lavender?  I'd love to ask heed your favorites.

Lavender & Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
Source:  Adapted from A Taste of Lavender: Culinary Delights from Mountain Farm compiled past times Linda Thompson & Marilyn Cade
(Printable recipe)
half dozen T. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. honey
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp. coarse grain mustard
1 tsp. dried lavander flowers

1.  Whisk all ingredients together.  Let represent thirty minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

2.  Whisk over again together with serve.  Store inwards a container amongst a tight lid inwards the fridge for upwards to a week.