Monday, 9 June 2008

thirst-quenchingly delicious lavender, lemon & mint ice tea!

so what DOES one do on a sunshine-y summery day when one is forced to exchange spatulas for paint brushes and help paint the house exterior??? (apart from be over-protective of one's hands and complain non-stop about the untold damage that this job is doing to fingers that should be insured for millions, like Fred Astaire's legs, simply because of the delectable delights they are capable of creating!)

well, when site foreman (aka dad) is not looking, quickly nip off to the kitchen, reach into cupboard for newly bought and much treasured lavender syrup, find a jug, pop in two tea bags, pour in hot water add 2 tablespoons of honey, let sit for a few minutes (while trying to pretend that you're looking for some painting gizmo or other!), then add mint leaves, sliced lemon, lots of ice and enough cold water to fill up the jug add 3 tablespoons of lavender syrup. stir not too vigorously and pour yourself a giant glass full. decorate with real lavender sprigs plucked from the garden, find a nice cosy spot (away from site foreman!) and enjoy the lovely sweet aromatic coolness in peace.

7 comments:

Lorraine E said...

All I can say is that you must have the most gorgeous garden. Everything in it comes out looking picture perfect. I love the colour on the lavender, I almost asked if it was real, as in a lavender swizzle stick, it was so gorgeous (we get paler lavender here). Lucky you! :)

the AIRY FAIRY said...

thanks lorraine! everything has grown really nicely because we are actually having something of a summer! quite rare here...so must make the most of it while i can! howz winter going down under?

Lorraine E said...

It's freezing, rainy and miserable. Which is why I'm headed to the Northern Hemisphere in a few weeks, to soak up some of your lovely sunshine! lol

Faery said...

Love this one with the cupcakes above this post, in that beautiful place...by I'm going up

the AIRY FAIRY said...

lorraine, i shall keep fingers and toes and eyes crossed that the sunshine stays til your arrival...a mammoth defeat but one should always live in hope ;)

thanks faery...don't fly too fast now!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Very interesting combination, I have never tried yet lavender in my food... but I would love to.

Have a nice day, Margot

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi margot...lavender gives a lovely aromatic flavour to food...i'm really enjoying exploring with it and rose flavouring too...