One of the simplest things you can do with Lavender is make tea. The flower heads make a ready made tea bag.
Gently pick your lavender and gently run it under cold water to remove any bugs, dust and dirt. Leave enough stem so it sticks out of the cup a little like a teaspoon. Boil some water and pour over the lavender and leave to stew until strong enough. You can play with the strength by adding more or less flower heads.
The pigment from the petals will bleed into the water giving it a beautiful colour which will deepen the stronger it is. It's also nice served cold with or without ice and a slice.
This was part of a weekly craft hangout I usually join in with as ZingZingTree but as this is more foody it was more suited to BlueBearWood.
Watch the video below for some more great ideas to do with your garden lavender. The links to the blog posts are below the video.
Red Ted Art - I love these Lavender Wands. So pretty and would look great attached to a present. She also showed some simple Kid friendly no sew Lavender Pillows or there are some easy sew Lavender Cushions for more able kids. And she also has some Lavender Sugar
Kids Chaos - Yummy Lavender Scones. Perfect for Summer picnics.
BlueBearWood - I've got some tasty Lavender Cookies and some Lavender Sugar That is slightly different to RedTedArt (post to come)
Me And My Shadow - Sadly had some technical issues but has blogged how to make some delicious Homemade Lavender Lemonade