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{lavender salt and sugar}

{lavender salt and sugar}

This week’s post is credited to my mom! (Hence the German spelling on the tags. Hehe)
She made this oh-so-yummy smelling lavender sea salt and lavender sugar in a jar.
Such a pretty gift idea (or for own use ;) )! Just mix some lavender blossoms with salt or sugar, let it sit for a few days and you have a great ingredient for cooking and baking.

What you’ll need:

  • lavender blossoms
  • coarse sea salt
  • sugar
{lavender salt and sugar}

How to:

  1. Layer sugar or salt with lavender blossoms.
  2. Let sit for a few days for the sugar to absorb the lavender scent and flavor.
  3. Cook, bake, enjoy!

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40 Kommentare

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    Seaweed and Raine
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 11:56

    I have a herb mix in my cupboard that has lavender in it — but I confess I bought it. Does it matter what kind of lavender you use? I only have French lavender.

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    Kei
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 12:14

    That looks lovely, might have to try it when I next get my hands on some lavender!

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    Kre8ive Life
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 13:51

    Love this. This is a wonderful gift idea.

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    Cherished Bliss
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 15:25

    I love anything lavender! It makes everything so delicate and pretty! Thanks for linking up to Craft and Tell!

    Ashley
    http://www.cherishedbliss.com

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    The Answer Is Chocolate
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 15:48

    These are gorgeous and would make such lovely gifts! Pinning to my Ideas to Try board on Pinterest!

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    Mindy
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 16:18

    I was given some lavender salt from a friend. Any suggestions for what to use it on?

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    Vivienne @ the V Spot
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 17:01

    So pretty! :)

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    Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 20:27

    Wow I’ve never heard of this!
    I’m going to try it!
    Thanks!

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    Audra @ The Kurtz Corner
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 21:42

    I bet this smells wonderful! I’d love for you to link up a my Tuesday tutorials link party!

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

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    lamina@do a bit
    Dienstag, der 9. August 2011 at 23:15

    What a great little idea and it looks beautiful too :)

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    Maggie
    Mittwoch, der 10. August 2011 at 05:47

    Thank you so much for making our linking party rawk this week…
    You are featured this week at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/nbcs-america-got-talent-and-our-own.html
    Thank you,
    Maggie

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    Michelle
    Mittwoch, der 10. August 2011 at 09:45

    Fab idea, thank you for sharing x

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    Kathleen
    Mittwoch, der 10. August 2011 at 13:18

    Wow, this is a great idea! I make my own vanilla each year for Christmas gifts and this year I am going to use the leftover beans for vanilla sugar! Your jars looks beautiful. They would make great gifts! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    AlwaysSewLove

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    love, mj
    Mittwoch, der 10. August 2011 at 20:13

    YUM! i need to make some! Thanks!

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    Jenna Caring
    Mittwoch, der 10. August 2011 at 23:26

    I’ve never cooked with lavender before, but these sound wonderful! There’s a lavender and lemon martini that I’ve been wanting to try out for awhile now, your Mom’s lav sugar would be perfect to rim the glasses with.

    http://diaryofafeatherhead.blogspot.com/

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    Tanya Anurag
    Donnerstag, der 11. August 2011 at 21:15

    Wow.. that’s a great idea. I would have never known about it if I had not read it here.

    Thanks for linking. The party for this week — Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner — is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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    Christina Lucas
    Donnerstag, der 11. August 2011 at 21:52

    I love making lavender salt and sugar. The way you’ve packaged and photographed it is so beautiful!

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    Nichol
    Freitag, der 12. August 2011 at 01:56

    I never thought about using lavender, but have made other types of sugar, this is definitely on my list!

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    Kimberly
    Freitag, der 12. August 2011 at 19:47

    Never thought of this before. They are so pretty in their jars.

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    Rae
    Freitag, der 12. August 2011 at 21:42

    My mum saved ad dried her lavender for me so I have heaps — going to use some if it to this. Your jars look so very pretty

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    Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com
    Freitag, der 12. August 2011 at 22:29

    I have got to try this. They look so pretty.
    Saw this on whipperberry and pinning it to my jar pinboard.

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    TidyMom
    Sonntag, der 14. August 2011 at 18:34

    I love this idea!!!

    Thanks for linking up, I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/great-ideas-6/

    Have a beautiful rest of the weekend.

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    Tracie
    Montag, der 15. August 2011 at 01:59

    Love this idea! great for gifts! I am sharing this on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lifeinstages

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    Angel.Pearls
    Montag, der 15. August 2011 at 07:29

    How beautiful! Love lavender..
    Eva

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    Rachel
    Montag, der 15. August 2011 at 12:56

    This would make a wonderful gift. It looks beautiful as well. I like the German spellings.
    :)Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com

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    Jami
    Montag, der 15. August 2011 at 16:38

    I just adore the scent of lavendar! The salt and sugar make beautiful gifts! Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    sugarspiceiced
    Montag, der 15. August 2011 at 20:12

    Love this idea! These would make fabulous gifts!! And they look so pretty!

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    MessyMissy
    Montag, der 15. August 2011 at 20:43

    What a fantastic idea!! Love the little crocheted doilies on top as well!!

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    Lori@momsbyheart.net
    Montag, der 15. August 2011 at 23:48

    Another great idea. Thanks for sharing on momsbyheart

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    Jill
    Dienstag, der 16. August 2011 at 04:51

    What a lovely idea — and such pretty jars and tags too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    lovecrafts
    Dienstag, der 16. August 2011 at 07:54

    great ideas for cooking and more. it is creative. thanks

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    Tasha Anderson
    Mittwoch, der 17. August 2011 at 01:27

    As always, simply splendid my dear! Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicious Thursday.
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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    Candace @ Candace Creations
    Samstag, der 20. August 2011 at 17:51

    I love your jars and labels! I hope you will link up to Scrappy Saturdays linky party @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

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    Rachel
    Montag, der 22. August 2011 at 03:03

    You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face. Stop by and pick up a featured button. I hope to see you again this week!
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-5.html

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    saffiertje
    Donnerstag, der 20. Oktober 2011 at 19:13

    as a real lavender freak I adore this idea!!! I pinned it!!!

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    Rikki
    Donnerstag, der 3. November 2011 at 08:37

    Hey! so since it is officially November and I have started looking for xmas gifts I have a question. Could I make this sometime this month give it for xmas and have it still be good and fresh? or do I need to make and use it quite quickly?

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Donnerstag, der 3. November 2011 at 16:46

    @ Rikki: I couldn’t find an email address linked to your profile, so I hope you’ll read my reply here. :)
    The lavender sugar and salt should keep good for at least 6–12 months. If the lavender is dried completely, it should keep even longer. I hope this helps. :)
    xo!

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      Cathy
      Sonntag, der 24. Juni 2012 at 19:24

      I have lavender growing wild like crazy.…to dry it .…do you just band together and hang upsidedown? and for how long to leave hanging would you recommend??? I would love to make some…can you use this fresh or does it have to be dried??? I didnt know you could consume lavender…

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        Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
        Montag, der 25. Juni 2012 at 21:14

        Thank you for your sweet comment, Cathy!
        Yes, you would group about a dozen lavender stalks together and tie the bunch firmly with a string and hanv upside down. Depending on the humidity where you live it should take around a month to completely dry. It doesn’t hurt if you let it dry for long though. :)
        I haven’t tried the recipe with fresh lavender, but I think it might lump up the sugar (or salt) if the lavender is still too moist..
        Have a wonderful week!
        xo! Vanessa

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    Rikki
    Freitag, der 4. November 2011 at 03:26

    Thank you so much for the quick reply!!

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