I have been hunting basil for the last three weeks. It seems all the basil in the city froze with the frost three weeks ago. But this weekend I found some at the new Trader Joes' that opened a couple months ago.
So I bought four cups of the stuff and made basil lemon jelly.
Well, let me tell you, a pound of lavender is like a gallon in size! I used 1/2 cup for the Lavender Jelly. So I think I will use some in sachets as well.
Right in the middle of the process I realize I had only yellow food coloring. Lavender jelly is not yellow. So that needed a trip to the store for some neon gel colors. Not happy about the neon, but that was all there was. It did make the Basil Jelly cool looking though!
Neon Basil! Neon Lavender!
|see my teapot from the 1890s|
Both are amazing in taste. You really need to taste the lavender. It tastes.........well.........lavender!
And all this while my hand is taped. When i was hooking the Bad Basset Boyz in their harnesses one jumped up and hyper-extended my two fingers. Doesn't hurt if they stay immobilized.
It will be better in a few days, meanwhile, I can't cook dinner or clean anything.......got that?