Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lavender Lemon Bars


This is one of my favorite lavender recipes. By now, you've probably figured out that lavender goes well with lemon. I got this recipe here on Recipe Zaar. It was posted by Barb Gertz and she originally found it in Backyard Living. The picture is also from her post on Recipe Zaar.

Try these tasty bars. They aren't too heavy on the lavender. While I like lavender, I really don't like it when it's overpowering, and a little goes a long way. I've said this before- but it bears repeating. If you're new to cooking with lavender, start light and work your way up. It's strong stuff! And-- as always-- use lavender sold as "culinary lavender" or lavender you or a friend grew that you are 100% sure has had no chemicals used on or around it. I think one of the reasons the lavender isn't too overpowering is that the lemon is strong. You can decorate the serving plate with a few sprigs of fresh lavender if you make them in season.

If you haven't heard of Recipe Zaar, I highly recommend it. Even if you aren't interested in this recipe, you should take a look at www.recipezaar.com. I can't tell you how many of my favorite recipes came from this site. You can enter the name of a recipe, or an ingredient and you get back a bazillion options! There are some great copycat recipes on there, too. Type in the name of your favorite chain restaurant and see what you get. I found the recipe for the little cheese biscuits they serve at Red Lobster on there. And I got the recipe for the dressing they serve at Benihanna, too. YUM!!!

3 comments:

Katherine said...

Hi Sue!
This is my first visit to your blog and I am in love. All the great information about lavender. Thank you!
I adore lavender and sometimes dream of having my own lavender farm. For several years I grew and dried lavender when I lived in Kelowna, BC. I still have a stash of it and love using it. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for the Recipe link. Looks like a fun place to look around.

Sue said...

Thanks for your kind words, Katherine. And thanks for reading- I'm glad you are enjoying my posts.