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Living The Dream (well, I'm trying...)

Lemon Lavender Cupcakes 
 
Aug. 22, 2010 4:57 pm 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010 6:32 pm
To Patty Cakes and Magnolia Blossom AND everyone else....

My Culinary Grade Lavender arrived yesterday in the mail and I finally got to make those Lemon Lavender Cupcakes I last blogged about. Was the wait worth it? Absolutely! I ate about 1/4 of the batter and then 3 of the baked cupcakes. They really are that yummy.

The hardest part of the recipe? Locating the stinkin' Lavender. I finally ordered it from Mt. Hood, Oregon Lavender Farms. No one in my area had any. I checked with every single grocery store and speciality storeĀ in my town and all the nurseries. I didn't know it was that unusual an ingredient.

But, alas, I have my lavender and will be making everything I can using my precious little 6oz pouch I paid $5.95 for plus $6.95 shipping. I'll be looking for other recipes on AR; but of course would love to get some from you all.

Thank you again Patty Cakes and Magnolia Blossom for your help. Candice in Oregon
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LCook 
Aug. 23, 2010 1:04 pm
There is a lavender farm in south Texas my husband and I went to. They have a website and there are recipes on it. Check it out! chappelhilllavender.com. They also sell culinary lavender. I don't know if King Arthur Flour Co. sells it or not but they have some very cool baking items as well.
 
Aug. 24, 2010 7:09 pm
Congrats Candice, they look great! What's your next cupcake going to be? Anything spicy or unusual?
 
Aug. 24, 2010 8:27 pm
LCook: Heading over to the chappelhilllavender.com website. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep you posted on my next lavender creation. Cupcakes, however, are my true passion right now, so....... Magnolia Blosson: I will be trying the "Brownie Batter + Cupcake = The SECOND BEST cupcake. Ever" recipe on AR. It just looks so very scrumptious. I will, of course post pictures. I'd love to come up with a cupcake featuring orange and sweet potatoes.... just thinking
 
Aug. 25, 2010 7:01 am
It looks to me like they were worth the wait! I'm glad you finally got to make them, and more importantly, taste them! Very nice photography, as well.
 
Aug. 25, 2010 8:48 am
Candice - I like the idea of orange & sweet potatoes!
 
Aug. 29, 2010 6:32 pm
Oooh, that looks scrumptious! I am very fortunate, friends here in our area own a lavender farm and I would probably be able to get plenty from them. Not sure on the cost, but not having to pay more for shipping than the actual product would certainly be a blessing! Looking forward to reading about your next cupcake adventure. I also think orange and sweet potato sounds delicious. And, just in time for that most awesome Autumn time of year :)
 
 
 
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I am a wife and mother of 5 grown children. Being semi-retired has allowed me time to do things I've put off doing; like really learning to cook and bake. I also love to garden, read, scrapbook and just recently I've gotten into geneology. I am loving this phase of my life with my husband and family.
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