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Fresh Lavender and Lemon Cookies

Lavender and Lemon Cookies

Somehow there is something exotic about eating flowers, don't you think? I know there are edible flowers but, let's face it, we're not eating flowers every day. I remember when I was a child and my mother put large squash flowers in dough and then deep fried it. I was not having any of it, though. It was too strange to eat those big, yellow, squash flowers.


However, lavender is so pretty and smells SO GOOD that I had to give this recipe a try. My niece was given this recipe by a French girl several years ago so it it originally from France! This is the real thing, people. 

Lavender and Lemon Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp zest and juice of lemon
2 Tbsp lavender chopped
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 yolk

Instructions:

*Cut butter in bowl A.

*Mix all dry goods in bowl B except lavender.

*Add butter to dry mix. Then add yolk and lemon

*Mix dough until it becomes a ball. Then roll in lavender.

*Roll dough like a snake. Put into plastic foil. Refrigerate for about 2 hours, the longer the better.

*Slice into thin pieces, 3/8 of an inch thick.

*Place on greased cookie sheet.

*Sprinkle with lavender sugar.

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

*Bake for 10 - 12 minutes

For the lavender sugar, I took 1/3 cup sugar and crushed a little bit of lavender flowers in the sugar with the back of a spoon. This smells delightful, by the way. Add some to the tops of the cookies before baking. You can smell the lavender when it's baking. DON'T overcook.


Hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer,

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Last summer I made a window treatment for my kitchen bay window. In fact, I did a little makeover on the window. If you want to see My Kitchen Bay Window it's HERE.


This is just strips of fabric glued to the top of a lamp shade that you want to redo. The little roses are made from the same fabric strips that make up the shade. This is a low cost (or no cost if you have a stash of fabric) home decor redo.

First I cut strips of fabric in coordinating colors. In order to make it more interesting I cut the strips in various widths as you can see below.


After I glued on all the strips I cut the fabric into points.


There was a cute little wooden flower pull chain on this lamp, too. I painted it a light aqua blue  to match one of the fabrics.


I made some of these little fabric roses out of the leftover fabric strips. These are very easy to make once you get the hang of it. I just started making them this year and now I can whip them out one - two - three. All you need is a glue gun and a little scrap of fabric!


Take a strip of fabric about 1 1/2 inches wide and about 10 inches long. You can always cut the strip if it ends up being too long.


Fold one corner back as in the picture below.


In this picture, I take the point and curl it around on itself and put a dab of glue so that it doesn't come apart.


The fabric on the right needs to be twisted and keep twisting it and bring it around the little central part of the rose. It's starting to look like something, isn't it?


When you have the rose the way you want it, cut off the extra fabric and hot glue the end underneath the rose. And there you go.. your own little fabric rose.


Then I made a whole bunch of these little roses and glued them to the top of the lampshade.


This little lamp DIY went very smoothly. I love working with fabric, period. I like the feel of it. I like the choices of all the different kinds of patterns and colors. It's awesome. My mother used to drag me to all the fabric stores when I was a kid. I hated it. Now I love it. Who knew?

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Fall fun ahead, people.


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Easy Recipe:

Ingredients:

1/2 pkg angel food cake mix
1 large pkg strawberry gelatin
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup blueberries, more, if desired
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Follow directions on the box for the angel food cake but with 1/2 the water recommended. Pour into non-greased 8x8 inch pan and cook in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. Set aside to cool.

To make Jello:

Soften gelatin in 1 cup hot water. Pour into a bowl, add 2 cups cold water and stir.  Put bowl in freezer for 15 or 20 minutes until gelatin starts to set up.

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