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8 Sweet Ways to Use Lavender

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New York farmers' markets are chock-full of lavender come spring. When you walk through Union Square or down Broadway, the usual smells of the city—exhaust, stale canola, a certain unpleasant je ne sais quois—are disrupted by little whiffs of clean florals. For a millisecond, you can forget that you're in the middle of a million people elbowing each other for cider doughnuts. For a brief moment, you can relax. The very smell of lavender can work wonders, but why not try a stronger dose for an afternoon pick-me-up?

Here are 8 lavender sweets to calm you down on those days: 

Oatmeal and Lavender Shortbread by QueenSashy


Lemon Lavender Polenta Cake by Chrissie


 Homemade Vanilla and Lavender Extracts by Trisha Jones


Chocolate-Covered Lavender Caramels by Em Hassan


Grilled Figs with Homemade Lavender Crème Fraîche by Beth Kirby | {local milk}


Strawberries with Lavender Biscuits by Sara


Rhubarb Lavender Streusel Muffins by xuedanw


Lavender-Chocolate Chunk Pancakes with Crème Fraîche by Fig Test Kitchen

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