A fragrance..and taste I love...Lavender..
I am so sure it stems from my mom's parfumeries:)
Her bench ..with the make up area..(no make up.. )..but the round mirror and the carved front..a pale pale wood..I loved that set!!.The carvings almost looked like grapevines..Beautiful!
In the middle..where there was a flat space between the two sets of drawers.. she kept her Jergen's almond scented hand cream..and a Revlon Red lipstick.. Her eau de toilettes and perfumes.. her eyelash curler..( I have been doing thatt since I am 15!)..tis not true your eyelashe fall out:)
Oh lala..all this to say..Lavender and Yardley were featured there..
Our visit to Bleu Lavande was a such a treat for me..Fifi.. putting some of my photos in one of her magazines..and a few recipes..
I missed seeing it bloom in Provence..we went in September and the fields were not in bloom..
One day perhaps..
I've made many lavender cookies..but..
I found an older recipe from a 2009 post at this blog..
What I liked ...was that the ingredients definitely said Provence to me..with the edible lavender ..the lemon zest and juice.
Ther are delicious little morsels.Tangy because of the lemon ..
The recipe was easy..the ingredients on hand..and my lavender..well let's just say I decided to transplant on one of the warmest days yet..3 of my plants..let's hope they still bloom and survive..
Luckily I still have my Bleu Lavande Stash:)
In their shop you could not take photos at that time:( I was told right away..
I did buy the cutest little tin of edible lavender and it seems to keep pour toujours..still fragrant..still delish.
I would like to go back there too..but honestly it took forever the day we went because of construction etc..so Jacques feels..once is enough:)
It WAS far.
Many artists had set up for plein air painting and I thought how lucky they were to be so brave!
I said I would try and put a recipe to a journal page and was inspired by an older seed packet I
have of Marjolein Bastin..Inspired is a very broad word..I tried to COPY it..there are many differences and I am not out to market this:) I cannot reproduce any of her more elaborate work..but this seemed like it would be fun to try..:)
My KA is white..I made this one blue to go with the decor~
It was pouring rain and dark..Instead of using my newish light set up that still frightens me..I put it in my kitchen window:)
You can see right through to the previous watercolor..Oh well..c'est la vie~
They are really good..I would not even hesitate to add some lemon geranium chopped up leaves..That's how much I love lemon:)
Some footnotes..make sure you buy permanent ink pens when you use them for watercolors..I thought mine were..but if you look at where I wrote: Ordered David Dewey.. (thanks C)and tried to highlight..the black..shmeared..I know it's smeared..not a typo this time:) It just really SCHMEARED.
But the cookies?
Perfect for cooking with flowers~♥
Footnote..The transplanted Lavender seems to have survived:)
I think I am crazy about lavender~
It is so pretty in little bouquets too..windowsill arrangements..smell so good~
Roses,Clematis and Lavender~
I hope it is not too obvious~