Not Your Ordinary Lemonade

>> June 12, 2011

I recently discovered Two Tarts, another food blog that was introduced to me by my colleague in Articulate which is being maintained by his wife. Very impressed with the photography, I browsed for more pages until this recipe caught my eyes. I immediately fell in love with the idea of lavender on lemonade. I patiently waited for the weekend, but at the same time, I was obsessing about the lavenders. I remembered I saw lavender plants at some sort of market around here but didn't buy once since I don't really know what to use it for. So I went out the next day after reading the recipe to hunt for dried lavender flowers. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one - but later on realized that I wasn't looking hard enough.

On Saturday, I visited the Saturday market close to our house with hopes to find dried lavender flowers. It's a specialty market that sells organic vegetables, and hard to find food items. And there, I finally found my dried lavender :). Luckily, I also found lavender plants so I grabbed them as well ;).

Thanks to Two Tarts for sharing this wonderful lemonade drink, we totally dig it! Lavender was indeed a great addition to a yummy lemonade. I just love the flavor, and the scent. I can smell it in my head hehe.

- Tbsp. dried lavender flowers (you can get it at Salcedo Market on Saturdays, from Spices and Flavors at PHP150 for 50g)
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (I used 5 standard sized lemons)
- 1 cup honey
- 2.5 cups water
- Additional 2 cups of water

1. Heat 2.5 cups of water and honey in a pot and bring it to a boil. Stir occassionaly to ensure that honey dissolves.
2. Stir in 1 tbsp. dried lavender and remove from heat. Let it sit in for about 20 minutes, or when it's cold enough.
3. Strain the mixture and transfer it to a pitcher.
4. Add the 1 cup lemon juice and 2 cups of water.

Serve with lots of ice.

You can find this recipe with lots of beautiful photographs of the preparation process at

Dedicating this drink to the new member of my herb garden :).


Tika Hapsari Nilmada June 16, 2011 at 2:33 PM  

I see freshness on your blog. Love the photos. Come on, send your entry to DMBLGiT Juny Edition. And don't forget, I'll be the host next month :)

May I write something on your blog ? Like a guest post :D I want to make Filipino Buko Salad for you. :)

Marvie Yap June 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

Oh that's nice! I haven't seen DMBLGit for a while and I'll definitely join this time that you are hosting it ;).

And yes, i'd love to have you write on my blog :) yay I'm so excited with the buko salad i wonder how it will be presented! Thanks Tika!

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I always look forward to the weekends for some sunlight.

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