Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lavender all around

It's getting hot here and the forecast is for it to be even hotter over the next few days. Sadly that means that we'll have to switch off our aga cooker. I love it but as it's warm all the time - it's too much on 90 degree days. And it was always the plan to not use it in the summer when we cook everything on the grill anyhow...

But before it is switched off, I thought I'd try drying some of our lavender. We have many many lavender bushes - and different types of lavender - some good for cooking with, some a little earlier than others...


Anyhow, I thought I'd try drying a bunch in the simmering oven and see how it turned out. The simmering oven is just a gentle temperature so I picked some of the brighter lavender and just put it in on the bottom grid....


Thirty minutes later and not only is the lavender perfectly dried but the whole house smells of lavender! I've now decided that if we ever have a bad smell in the house or it smells of cooking, all we need to do is put some lavender in the simmering oven and the house is transformed! What a great bonus.

Maybe I need to get some more quickly...... Gotta run now but will be back later with my usual Wednesday "business matters" blog post.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I love that your oven and kettle are both robin's egg blue! Refreshingly unique... "Birdland" indeed!