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jersey shore

jersey shore

welcome to my little farm

my little garden

sit and take tea

wander about

picking the fruits of my labor

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lavender Shortbread cookies

Lavender Shortbread

3 Tbsp. fresh organic Lavender flowers

OR 1 1/2 Tbsp. dried organic Lavender flowers

1 cup butter

1/4 cup  cornstarch

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

Set oven at 325° F.

Use food processor to blend chilled butter (not room temperature) plus Lavender flowers, icing sugar & cornstarch. Add half the flour amount
Pulse gently until roughly cut into a “crumbly” texture. Blend in remainder of flour until it “balls” into a smooth dough. Roll in a wax paper log like frozen cookie dough. CHILL 40 MINUTES.

Cut into 1/2 inch rings, bake on ungreased cookie sheet (i use parchment paper)
until just golden on the bottom. Aprox 20 minutes.
Cool before handling. Makes aprox 30. Store in tight tin.


sharing recipes on a beautiful spring day

Lavender-Lemon Curd

1/2 cup of real butter

1¼ cup white sugar

2 lemons, rind & juice up to 1/2 cup

4 well beaten eggs

pinch of salt

1 TBSP dried lavender flowers or 3 TBSP fresh

Use a double boiler; bring water underneath to a boil then lower to simmer.

Place butter & sugar first in the top pot to melt together, and then add the rest of the ingredients.

Whisk gently until smooth and thickened.

Pour through a sieve over a heat proof bowl then spoon into two clean jam jars and cool. Keep refrigerated…about a week if you are lucky!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

spring musings

the weather is perfect and still i'm waiting to plant
i love putting in all the veggies and flowers
hopefully next weekend??
its still alittle to cool. but i love the pink snow..