I've been so excited about flowery recipes that I just had to start early. I made some lavender orange chocolate bark tonight to share with friends and, while a little heavy on the lavender, I am encouraged! I used white chocolate chips, orange zest, and culinary-grade lavender purchased at World Market. I set out to Home Depot this morning in search of Spanish Lavender for the garden, but didn't find any yet since it is still early in the planting season. Once I can find some and get it planted, the hot days of summer will surely yield a crop of lovely lavender and I'm still looking for more fun recipes for it all. Some I remember finding in the past are things like lavender lemonade, lavender scones, and lavender jelly, not to mention savory preparations for meats like lamb and duck. Ah, the promise of what's to come!
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