So a couple of weeks ago I got the most exciting package in the mail. I knew who it was from right away and was looking forward to it, but I never expected all the sweetness that would be inside. See I won a cookbook called 'The Local Flavor of Lavender' from Bonnie over at Sweet Life, which came with a tin of the most floral and wonderful smelling culinary lavender you can imagine. But Bonnie also stuffed the package full of all kinds of Texas goodies that I didn't expect.
Upon opening the package, I was quickly tossed to the side by my own Texan, Cauldron Boy, who ravaged the package by pulling out each and every item practically opening them all for me. He quickly inspected each treat, tea, or spice while telling me what he wanted me to make with it. Well, I'll be sure to tend to all of Cauldron Boy's stuff later...
For now, I made my Bonnie's favorite: Agua de Sandia or Watermelon Water. This one is infused with lavender, as I got the idea from 'The Local Flavor of Lavender'. I modified the recipe a bit to my own taste, and it turned out to be refreshing and wonderful. Cauldron Boy was also no less than pleased with this concoction.
Agua de Sandia-Serves 3-4
3-3 1/4 Cups of Seedless, Ripe Watermelon*
About 1 1/2 Cups of Icy Cold Water
1/4 Tsp. Culinary Lavender
1 Tbsp. Agave Syrup
*This recipe only works well with a sweet melon!
Place watermelon in a blender with the lavender and agave syrup. Add half of the water and blend. Add more water till you reach your desired consistency. Place in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes before stirring and serving very cold. Enjoy!
*I used almost the exact measurements above for the pictured drink and it was delicious and refreshing!
Next will be the Lavender Potatoes! Oh, and please enter my contest below, Dearies, if you are interested and haven't done so already...
p.s.-Bonnie, I tried to take super cool photos like yours. I don't know if I got the lighting right-it's close though, no (smile)?