Lavender Simple Syrup
1 TBS dried culinary lavender buds or 3 TBS fresh culinary lavender
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Stir together the sugar and water and simmer on stove until sugar is dissolved. Add the culinary lavender buds and remove from heat. Cover and let steep for 30min to 1 hour. Strain the lavender out and let mixture cool. Pour into glass container. Refrigerate up to 1 month.
(For milder taste: remove lavender earlier).
Pro Tip: Crush Dried Lavender Buds slightly with mortar and pestle before use.
Lavender Berry Simple Syrup with Honey:
1/2 cup Fresh Marionberries or blackberries
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Local Honey
2 TBS Dried Culinary Lavender
Crush berries slightly. Combine berries, sugar, water, and honey and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat and add lavender. Cover and let sit about an hour. Strain out berries and lavender. Pour into glass container. Refrigerate up to 1 week.