Petal Power: Using Lavender in the Kitchen

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The flower pots on my balcony are heaving with fragrant purple petals – much to the delight of local bumblebees! – and I’ve been thinking up ways to use my flowers in the kitchen.

Today I have a trio of beautifully simple lavender treats which give a floral touch to baked goods and cocktails: Lavender Sugar, Lavender Infused Gin, and Lavender syrup. If you grow lavender at home then I suggest you give these a go (and if you don’t, I hope I’ll inspire a trip to the plant nursery!). Enjoy!

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Aperol O’Clock: Raspberry & Mint Cocktails in the Garden.

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The sun is shining and the bank holiday weekend is almost upon us: two facts that are clearly celebration-worthy!

If you follow Jenni’s Table on Instagram you might have spotted the odd Aperol Fizz lurking amongst the pictures, and today I’m sharing a very simple recipe for taking this cocktail to a sweeter, fruitier level. I call it a Muddled Raspberry & Mint Aperol Fizz, but you can call it whatever you like, as long as you give it a try! It’s absolutely delicious. Even if you find Aperol too bitter, this version should still appeal to your tastebuds. Read on for the recipe and tips. Continue reading