Another ‘bleh’

October 3, 2011

Cooking, Journal, Prototype

I got to go into Lincoln this weekend, and was so excited because I loaded up a bunch of The Splendid Table podcasts to listen to as I drove around and did my errands. I love The Splendid Table – it’s like watching Food Network with out the hassle of using your eyes.

Every time I listen to the show, I think, “Well, of course I should make that! It’s just throwing (main food item) together with (some secondary item) and (some seasoning) and then (method of heating). It sounds so scrumptiously healthy yet deliciously decadent!”

Then I pull into Burger King and order a Whopper Jr. meal (with cheese).

This time I was lured into a story about a woman who had an abundance of lavender, and Lynne Rosetto Kasper told her that she should use it to make lavender sugar and use that in a crispy sugar cookie recipe, and I was suckered in. “I have lavender! I could make delicate sugar cookies and eat them with tea – each scented by the light floral aroma of lavender sugar.” I could feel my “English-lady-for-teatime” self welling up, and couldn’t wait to rush home.

Well, I put a lavender twig in with my cheap sugar on Sunday,

Please note the messy background.

Stripping the leaves was the most fun and it took half a second. Boooo.

Now, mingle.

and tonight I just opened the jar and smelled it.

Hmmmm…. it’s less ‘English Lady’ and more ‘Old English Furniture Polish’-smelling.

…. maybe I didn’t use lavender?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Another ‘bleh’”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That looks like lavender to me, and I know you have some in your garden. I think you should make the cookies and send them to me for inspection. And just in case, also send me a ‘control’ batch that’s made with regular sugar. You have to do it: it’s for science!


  2. Kristi Said on:

    It should still taste great, though, right?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I have to say, I’m not a big fan of floral tasting treats…unless that Old English smell is lemony….Mmmmm…..lemon cookies!


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