Valentine's is coming and we are hard at work making those beautiful lavender bouquets. The lavender smells great, especially on a foggy, wet winter day. We have dozens of bundles hanging in our drying shed and when we take them down and straighten them up, they exude the fragrance. When I drop off the packages at the Post Office, people walk by me and say "The Lavender Lady is here, I can smell it."
When I ship it, I always think - what a great gift for someone on a cold February day - imagine opening the package and the smell of lavender fills the room. You can already smell it even before the box is opened.
Well, the lunch was nice, but the lavender beckons. Till the next time.
Below is a quick recipe for a great winter lunch or side dish:
1 large can of Bush's Vegeterian Beans
1 apple, cored and cubed
1/4 cup raisins or craisins
1 teaspoon freshly crushed pepper
1 teaspoon italian herbs or herbes de Provence
Combine in an oven-proof dish. Bake covered, in 350°F for 40 minutes.
Can be frozen and re-heated.