Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

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I’ve got bad news, my friends!

I’ve been cooking for the last two weeks too much. Don’t be surprised, please – I’ll explain…

Strawberry Lavender Lemonade | Havocinthekitchen.com

Not only have I cooked quite often due to some free time and great natural light, but also I’ve taken all these pictures. Surprisingly, most of them turned out to be awesome good enough (I’m still a humble guy, remember?). And this is bad, so bad.

Sounds confusing, eh?

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Basically, I post between 10 to 14 recipes every month. I’ve already sorted out and edited the pictures for recipes taken in June, and that’s quite an impressive number, something like 10 or so. Plus, these recent photographs for another 10 or so recipes.

Importantly, most of them are perfectly seasonal. Sure, I can put off posting a few recipes up to September or even October since they are not really associated  only with summer. But what am I going to do with the other images? Lemonade, cold coffee, and sorbet, perhaps, not the best things to publish in Christmas.

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Oh boy.

In fact, If I stop cooking and photographing, I would have the material  for the next month and a half.

But whom am I kidding? I’m not able to stop. I haven’t incorporated a lot of seasonal stuff in my salads (salads with apricots and cherries to be posted soon!). I haven’t shown you two other dessert soups yet, and I’m already thinking about the next step. Plus, you anticipate specific examples of using alcoholic dressings in salads. Believe me, I’ve planned to make so many variations that there’s a risk to become addicted!

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And it’s only July. There’s the season of melons and watermelons coming. And many other good summer things.

What am I going to do, what am I going to do (panicky)…?

While I’m looking for a solution, there’s one simple recipe. Enjoy this Strawberry Lavender Lemonade while it’s still hot outside!

And sorry about this lavender.

Strawberry Lavender Lemonade | Havocinthekitchen.com

Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Sweet and delicious strawberries are perfectly paired with lavender in this delicious and so refreshing Strawberry Lavender Lemonade.

Ingredients

    Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 tablespoons dried lavender
    Lemonade
  • 10-15 large strawberries
  • 1 cup (or less/more, to taste) lemon juice (about 6-7 lemons)
  • 6-8 cups water (or less/more, to taste)

Instructions

  1. Place the sugar, water, and lavender in a small pot and heat over medium heat.
  2. Stirring often, bring to a slow boil until the sugar is fully dissolved, few minutes.
  3. Off heat. Let the syrup stand for about 10-15 minutes and then remove the lavender.
  4. Mash the strawberries and add to the syrup. Completely cool.
  5. Strain. If the strawberries don't bother you, omit the step.
  6. In a jar, combine the syrup, lemon juice, and water. Try and adjust by adding more lemon juice or water.
  7. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Notes

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  1. OK, now I’m jealous. I wish I had recipes for the next month and a half…if I stop I could barely make it to the end of the week. UGH!
    BTW don’t apologize for using lavender, we need innovators like yourself in the food blogging world!
    Mike@TheIronYou recently posted…Summer Tomato FrittataMy Profile

  2. You are for sure ahead of the games!!! We had guests a couple of weeks ago and missed one post because of that. We live by the day, kind of.
    So, unless you are concern about the true seasonality of your ingredients, then stop now and start making hot pies. Otherwise you can find strawberries all year round anyway. Maybe I would alter the pictures to add Santa and some snow, instead of the lavender ;)
    Emanuele @ guyslovecooking recently posted…Salmon, courgette & strawberry saladMy Profile

  3. Wow! You have recipes for a month and half, that’s an AWESOME news I must say! Keep them coming. I would even love to see all summer recipes, in DECEMBER! :) But seriously, this is a killer lemonade! ABSOLUTELY refreshing and full of fruity YUM! I wouldn’t mind to have a large pitcher of this summer beauty!! ;-)
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen recently posted…Top 17 Refreshing And Cool Summer Drinks Belong to Your Summer Drinking Bucket ListMy Profile

  4. Yay!! The lavender is back!! LOL! This looks so refreshing and delicious. I never think about adding other fruit to lemonade but the addition of fresh strawberries is a great idea. Just picked up some organic strawberries today so going to make a big pitcher of this to enjoy all weekend. :)
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