Strawberries & Lavender: Springtime Soulmates March 18 2016

The warm beautiful weather we have had here in Phoenix is beginning to coax the strawberries from light green to their brilliant deep shade of red as spring approaches. The array of flowers is becoming ever more plentiful as well, especially one of our favorites, lavender. Strawberries and lavender are companion plants, meaning they grow very well near each other. It just so happens that lavender and fresh strawberries also make a wonderful flavor pairing whose sweet, bright and floral notes complement our beautiful spring weather very well.

Grab a few extra lemons off the tree, and make a fragrant strawberry lavender lemonade by tossing fresh strawberries with our Lavender Fleur Aromatic Finishing Sugar and muddling them with the lemon juice. Top it off with some cold water and ice, and you’ve got a quintessential spring beverage begging to be enjoyed outside in the soft sunlight.

For another recipe featuring this decadent duo, check out our Strawberry Lavender Cornmeal Shortcakes in the Recipe Library.  Enjoy!