Lavender Jelly - from garden to dinner table

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Making lavender jelly from flowers harvested from my garden and serving it at my dinner table was a delightful experience.  Three years ago, my husband and I gutted the backyard of our 1960's home, whose yard had been neglected for 15 years or more. So in rebuilding our yard, I planted numerous flowering bushes and shrubs that would attract birds, bees and butterflies.

I planted 4 Lavender bushes because the smell of blooming lavender flowers is heavenly.

Blooming lavender

 Little did I know that I would be harvesting and drying the many blooms produced by these plants.  Once I separated the dried blooms from the stems, I determined that I had almost a pound of dried flowers!

I am a member of the Daughters of the British Empire in Colorado and we are preparing for our annual fundraiser in October. The theme this year is "Lavender and Lace," and boy, did I have the lavender. I thought about making sweet-smeeling sachets, but I wanted to create something more unusual.

I came across a recipe for Lavender Jelly which seemed intriguing. So last Sunday, I steeped the flowers in boiling water and proceeded to make my first batch of jelly. TThe result was the most beautiful light pink concoction with the most amazing taste and smell.

Lavender Jelly

So unusual but so delicious, I hope to make a lot of jars to help raise money for our charities. And, of  course, I will have plenty for my own pantry.

 

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Adam Malachi
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Great post! Beautiful pictures of the lavender and the honey jar!

And great cause I hope you make a lot's of honey!

Thanks for sharing,

Adam

Sep 01, 2010 12:44 PM #1
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Adam Malachi
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Great post! Beautiful pictures of the lavender and the honey jar!

And great cause I hope you make a lot's of honey!

Thanks for sharing,

Adam

Sep 01, 2010 12:44 PM #2
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Emelyn Morris-Sayre
The Berkshire Group - Lakewood, CO
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Adam - than you for your comments. Because Lavender Jelly is so unusual, it think it will be a popular item at the fundraiser!

Sep 01, 2010 01:09 PM #3
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Wow! I am sold and curious about the taste. Our Santa Fe Farmer's market has a "Lavender Lady" who sells dry goods made from lavender. I will ask her when she is going to make some jelly! Good luck on selling out for your good cause!

Sep 06, 2010 03:31 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Emelyn - I've made a lot of jelly in my life, but must say that I have never made Lavendar jelly.  It sounds heavenly!

Sep 07, 2010 01:57 PM #5
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Alicia

Would you please share the recipe?

Aug 23, 2014 05:43 PM #6
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Emelyn

Alicia, I will be making another batch in a few weeks, so I will send it it to you once I find it again.!

Aug 24, 2014 09:05 AM #7
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Nadine

I would also like a copy of the recipe and the name of the company wshere you got your jars. Beautiful product with God's bountiful gift!

Mar 30, 2015 08:41 PM #8
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Cynde Lush

I too would love to have your recipe and know where you found those great jars. Thinking of making as favors for a French Garden Party themed bridal shower.

Jun 01, 2015 06:17 AM #9
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Jane Ward

I too would love to try your recipe! Lavender is always a part of life be it a headache soother or to heal a wound or to add to my laundry. I use to make lavender sugar cookies but I have misplaced my recipe.

Jul 10, 2015 12:26 PM #10
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Lana Roche

I too would like your recipe, and where you found the jars thank you

Nov 12, 2015 03:29 AM #11
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Francis a. Gunn

I love the color, and the beautiful jars, would love to know where you found them at. Thank you

Mar 09, 2017 05:43 AM #12
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Lisa Conner

I'd love if you would share the recipe as well.

Mar 11, 2017 09:35 AM #13
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Marie Bornman

Looks tempting and liplicking ....is the recipie availeble please

Jul 16, 2017 06:59 AM #14
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JANET

Will you be able to share the recipe?

Jul 21, 2017 10:47 AM #15
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Theresa Christian

Hi, do you still have the recipe? I would love to have it if you’d share.

Aug 29, 2018 10:23 AM #16
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Sharon K

I would love to have this recipe if you don’t mind sharing. Thank you!

Oct 05, 2018 12:21 PM #17
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Sharon Harris

Would you please share this recipe? Have you thought of trying peony? I'll have to check to see if it's safe. Thought it might be beautiful, depending on the flower.

Jan 09, 2020 07:04 AM #18
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