Hello nice food friends I'm a fae kin and merfolk but I was wondering where does one get edible lavender
Most grown lavender is okay to eat, as long as it hasn’t been treated with pesticides or chemicals.
Otherwise, try looking at your local health food store, or perhaps and apothecary if there’s one nearby.
Whatever you do, don’t use lavender bought from stores for scent purposes. Those potpourri things pumped full of chemicals and definitely not edible.
(no picture because yellow syrup isn’t very flattering, sorry)
For faekin or other flower eaters in big cities, you can make your precious (expensive :P) edible flowers stretch further by making them into syrup
- 10-30 grams flowers, stem and stamen removed (amount depends on how aromatic the flowers are, and how strong you want the syrup to be)
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
- Small pot
- Bottle or jar
Bruise the flowers and sprinkle them with sugar, then cover them with the water. You’ll need to leave them to sit overnight, up to 24 hours, so covering the bowl is recommended.
In the morning, dump the contents of the bowl into a pot, and add the sugar. Set the heat to medium-high, and stir the mixture until the sugar is totally dissolved and everything’s come to a vigorous boil.
Take off of the heat and let sit for an hour before bottling.
If there’s too much of an earthy or bitter twang, add the teaspoon of lemon juice. You can strain out the flowers, but I like to leave them in because the syrup’s prettier that way.
Berry Creme Fraiche Soup with Edible Flowers
- 1 cup Raspberries
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 cup Blackberries
- 1/2 cup cranberry-raspberry juice [with no added sugar]
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup crème fraiche
- 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Edible flowers, such as Johnny jump-ups, nasturtiums, small pansies, or lavender (Do not select roadside flowers or flowers from the nursery or florist as these may have been sprayed with something not safe for consumption. Specialty food markets often have edible flowers.)
Place berries, juice and water in blender. Blend at high speed until smooth. Add crème fraiche, sugar and lemon juice and blend again until smooth.
Strain the soup. Refrigerate at last 4 hours until very cold. Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche, a few fresh berries and a scatter of edible flowers.
I saw roses mentioned for angelkin, but I imagine faekin and beekin might enjoy it, or really anyone who likes flowers or sweetness :)
Video can be found here
-1 1/2 cups rose syrup (bottle or made from scratch)
-1 cup evaporated milk
-5 cups water
-3 drops pink food coloring
-Fine mesh strainer
-In a pitcher add 1 1/2 cups of Rose syrup
-Add evaporated milk
-Add 5 cups cold water
-3 drops of pink food coloring (This gives it, it’s pink color)
-fill glasses with ice
-Pour over ice and enjoy
If making Rose Syrup from scratch:
-Pour 3 cups of boiling water over dried roses and let sit overnight (wait until cool before -putting in the fridge).
-The next day, strain rose water, and discard the rose petals.
-In a sauce pot add rose water and 4 cups of sugar
-Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 min
-Cool completely before using
The video comments suggest using sparkling water in place of plain water for a little something extra