Here are some recipes I have made or have been trying out for spring!
Three Flower Sugar -
1 oz lavender
1 dried rose, just the petals
1 oz dried chamomile or honeysuckle
Grind in a mortal and pestle, add ½ cup of sugar and grind until powder fine. Store in pink jar for love spells, self care spells, and to amplify the properties of the flowers.
Uses: Sprinkle on sugar cookies for Beltane rituals, stir into an herbal tea, sprinkle over offerings for the fae, use in a self care spell jar, use in spells to sweeten relationships or communication, etc.
Floral Tincture -
Great for making drinks, baking, or use in potions for Spring celebrations.
equal parts dried lavender, honeysuckle, chamomile, elder flowers, roses etc (I used chamomile, elder flowers, and honeysuckle.)
1 jar (dark jar if possible)
just enough vodka or other 180 proof alcohol to just cover the flowers, maybe ½ in over the dried materials
Place flowers into jar, cover with alcohol and shake vigorously.
Store in a dark cool place.
let steep for 4 weeks or more
Strain through a fine mesh strainer/coffee filter or muslin cloth, squeeze excess out of the flowers.
Strain through coffee filter or muslin cloth once more and bottle in a glass bottle/jar.
Uses: Use in cooking recipes like you would vanilla extract or other baking flavorings, use an eye dropper to drop into sparkling water/tea for a refreshing drink, use like bitters in a martini recipe, use for potions or spells, etc.
Lavender Meyer Lemon Mint Tea -
From the book “infuse”
8 sprigs of fresh mint
4 sprigs dried lavender
4 Meyer lemon peels
30 oz of water
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher in the refrigerator over night (for at least 10 hours). A relaxing and refreshing drink for all spring celebrations. :) Also can be used for cleansing and purifying properties to boost your Spring Cleaning, from the inside out.
1 pasteurized egg white beaten with a little water (prepared meringue powder or a simple syrup will also do)
Rose petals, rinsed and patted dry
A small brush (a watercolor brush will work just fine)
Whip egg white until frothy. Using your small brush, paint the egg white onto each side of the petal. Roll the petals in the sugar to coat evenly, being careful not to coat the petal too thick. Leave on waxed paper to dry for a day. They may be stored for a few months in an airtight container, without losing flavor or fragrance.