Saturday, March 03, 2007

Weekend Relaxing

This has been a pretty relaxed weekend for us so far. We took ourselves down to the dog park in Irvine which made Bails a very happy (and tired) pooch. Spring has finally sprung in our part of the country. I decided to make some lavender lemon aid since we have both lavender and lemons growing in the back.

5 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
12 stems fresh lavender
2 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice

Mix the 2 1/2 cups of water with the sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove the flowers from the stem (whole is okay) and add to the sugar/water mixture. Remove from the heat. Cover and allow to cool. When cool, add 2 1/2 cups cold water and the lemon juice. Strain out the lavender. Serve over crushed ice and garnish with lavender blossoms. Serves 8.