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Make Your Own Lavender Hydrosol

Now that we know the history of lavender, let’s make something with it! Flower waters, or hydrosols, are made by distilling the volatile oils out of herbs and flowers. On a large scale, this is done with copper stills, but it can also be done on a small scale with supplies that most of us…

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Dinner Conversation: Lavender (Lavandula)

Lavender harvest has begun. After a day in the field of cutting sticky handfuls, I met my friend Liz Birnbaum for dinner, who just happens to be the lovely mastermind behind The Curated Feast. A lively conversation ensued about the history, uses and folklore of this odoriferous plant. We even had a musky grapefruit and lavender saison by…

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