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Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lavender Martini

I have an abundance of lavender growing in my yard. It’s beautiful and it smells good – but what is one supposed to do with so much lavender? So, I am trying to find recipes where fresh lavender is used.

A couple of years ago I was at a restaurant in Washington where Lavender Martini’s were on the menu. I ordered one and enjoyed it. So, I’ve set about trying to recreate this martini. I think I’ve come up with a pretty good combination.

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

2 oz good quality vodka
1 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz water
1 oz lavender syrup (recipe follows)


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and serve in two martini glasses with a sprig of lavender for garnish. You could rim the glasses with sugar and frost them in the freezer first.

Lavender Syrup

Remove the flowers from 9 – 10 French Lavender stalks (a good size handful)
½ cup sugar
1 cup water

Put the lavender flowers and sugar in a small saucepan. Crush the lavender flowers into the sugar with the back of a spoon.

Add water and place on stove. Bring to simmer so that the sugar completely dissolves.

Let the syrup completely cool before using. Can be made a day or two ahead of time and placed in the fridge.

1 comment:

Columbo said...

I love your Martini creations. This one is very tasty.

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