futurefood: lavender + chiles September 7, 2007

Filed under: baked goods,chiles,dessert,food,ice cream,lavender,produce,shortbread — insomnisnack @ 10:11 pm

As promised in last post, I am still having foodleftovers (though no beer). During this holiday from new recipes, allow me to introduce my new friends! First, meet Lavender. Lavender lives side by side in identical row houses, and knows just how to calm my nerves when I’ve had a long day. I once replicated a batch of vegan lavender shortbread that I had at Millennium. Very tasty indeed, and just one of the many delicate dishes I plan to prepare once I harvest Lavender. I’m also thinking… ricotta gelato with Lavender and lemon zest. Or, keeping in the frozen dessert theme, trying my hand at Bi-Rite Creamery’s “Honey Lavender” ice cream. I don’t care how long the line is. Wait your turn and get yourself a cone or cup! Thank you, Lisa, for the gift that keeps on giving. I can’t wait for Lavender futurefood!! (Note to Lisa: I was scouring my computer for a photo of you, and the only known one I have is from graduation…if I find it, no when, it’s going up.)


My other foodsidekick is Chiles. We met on a walk a couple of weeks back. Apparently Chiles is inedible (!), having been raised with toxic pesticides and such, but I’m told Chiles offspring are safe (how?). I might try my hand at propagation – or look for an organic pepper companion for Chiles at the Farmers Market. Everyone wins, including my liver and other organ filters!



4 Responses to “futurefood: lavender + chiles”

  1. curlykale Says:

    how about a lavender/chile soda? it could be gross, or an experience. no wait… now that I think about it, I’m leaning toward gross.

    “Everyone wins, including my liver and other organ filters!” is my favorite line yet.

    Chiles does need a lover.

  2. insomnisnack Says:

    Good suggestion! I don’t think the soda would be gross, because I like both flavors. Sounds intriguing – have recently had a lavender soda by Dry Soda Co. and it is very tasty, with only a hint of lavender and barely any sweetness.

    I agree about Chiles, and will see to it.

  3. denisem718 Says:

    For chiles, I vote for a corn spoonbread with said chiles and sharp cheddar, maybe even roast the chiles. For the lavender, I like your idea of the shortbread and the gelato. Isn’t lavender an ingredient in Herbes de Provence? Maybe you could do some sort of Mediterranean dish.

  4. insomnisnack Says:

    Spoonbread sounds really tasty. That would go well with a soup – and roasting is definitely in order. That lavender shortbread at Millennium was with Renee and Charles – what a night! They are super charming. And the lavender soda is from Slanted Door – Out the Door. A must for your next visit. I don’t keep a lot of dairy around, but last week I was already planning the gelato in my grocery purchases, so that is gonna happen soon (read: today). Stay tuned!

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