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Lavender Simple Syrup by

Tags: rosemary, lavender


1 cup water

1 cup granulated sugar

2-2″ pieces of Veggie Box lavender stems

1-2″ piece of fresh rosemary

2-3″ pieces of lemon zest


Put all ingredients in a small saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, remove the rosemary with a slotted spoon and leave the lavender and lemon zest to steep for 30 minutes. Remove the lavender and lemon zest and transfer to an air-tight container. Will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks. You can add simple syrups to coffee, tea, lattes, etc. In baking, depending on the thickness, simple syrup is often used to soak sponge cakes and pound cakes to moisten them - you can poke holes in a freshly baked cake and drizzled some simple syrup in to make it rich, moist and full of surprises! Bakers also use simple syrup to glaze baked goods or to preserve fruits. You can also use this flavored simple syrup to add interesting tastes to cocktails!

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