lavender drying

As it turns out, the $3 bundles of lavender we cut in Hood River are pretty big! We decided to dry half of them out for future use and use the other half around the house and in food (lemon lavender marmalade coming right up!).

I learned that when drying herbs, the bundles shouldn't be any thicker than your pinky finger or else they might not dry properly - so there are currently seven tiny bundles of lavender hanging in our kitchen windows right now. It smells lovely in there!

We got to use our Dead Horse Bay bottles as tiny bud vases and now there are mini-bouquets of lavender throughout the apartment. We should go flower picking more often!