Monday, May 25, 2020

Meyer Lemon Lavender Sea Salt Recipe!

Meyer Lemon Lavender Gourmet Sea Salt 
in a bowl for kitchen counter

Meyer Lemon Lavender Gourmet Sea Salt 
in a 4 oz. Fancy Jar as a gift

Meyer Lemon Lavender Gourmet Sea Salt 
in a 4 oz. Fancy Jar as a gift

Meyer Lemon Lavender 
Gourmet Sea Salt Label 

Meyer Lemon Lavender Gourmet Sea Salt 
Storage Options
Pic. 6

Meyer Lemon Lavender Gourmet Sea Salt 
in a 4 oz. Mason Jar as a gift
Pic. 5

Meyer Lemon Lavender Gourmet Sea Salt 
in a 4 oz. Mason Jar as a gift
Pic. 4

Gorgeous Lavandula Angustifolia
 (aka English Lavender), 
my inspiration for this gourmet sea salt recipe 

Meyer Lemon, Crushed Lavender & Sea Salt 
Ready for use & storage
Pic. 3

Meyer Lemon, Lavender Flower Buds & Sea Salt 
tossed mixture
Pic. 2

Prepared Ingredients in a bowl
Pic. 1

 Meyer Lemon Rinds


Gorgeous Bouquet of Lavandula Angustifolia
from Cristina's Garden

Lavandula Angustifolia Plant
in Cristina's Garden

Beautiful Flowers  Bouquet designed by 
Cristina for my Client's Wedding Anniversary 

Greetings Meyer Lemon & Lavender Lovers!

Meyer Lemon and Lavender are in season and together they'll make a heavenly gourmet sea salt that not only will enhance flavors in sweet and savory culinary creations, it also makes a delicious, beautiful and unique homemade culinary gift (see pics above).  

The next time you are looking to expand your culinary horizons, try adding this heavenly sea salt to one of your favorite dishes for a surprisingly different and delicious flavor.

In addition, a beautiful jar or a bowl (pics. 6) of this aromatic, tart, earthy, flavorful sea salt on the kitchen counter not only inspires cooking, it also makes the kitchen more inviting. Plus, making infused sea salt is an easy process that makes great use of lavender and Meyer lemons.

So, let’s get started with the recipe!

(makes three 4 oz. jars):
2 Cups high quality sea salt
2 Tbsp. Meyer lemons' rinds 
3 Tbsp. Organic fresh culinary lavender flower buds

1. In a bowl combine sea salt, Meyer lemon rinds and lavender flower buds, pic. 1 and toss them with two spatulas, pic. 2
2. Next, gently crush some of the lavender flowers buds in the mixture to release their aromatic essential oil, pic. 3. Alternatively, you can chop or crush them using a mortar and pestle. However, I love to crush them with my hands, because their heavenly aroma stays with me for a while and I love that.
3. Transfer the mixture into a jar or a bowl, pic. 6 and start enjoying it in your sweet and savory culinary creations. You can also sprinkle it on vanilla gelato, which makes it totally decadent! 
4. It will keep for up to 3 months in an airtight glass container (pics. 4 & 5) on the kitchen counter, but not directly under the sun or close to heat (stove). 

This heavenly Meyer Lemon Lavender gourmet sea salt recipe was inspired by the gorgeous Lavandula Angustifolia flower buds (AKA English lavender), a beautiful gift from my wonderful friend, Cristina, the owner of Local Life Flowers in Bonny Doon and grower of gorgeous flowers, including the English lavender that I used in this gourmet sea salt. 

For several years, Cristina has been my source for the beautiful flower bouquets (fresh, locally grown seasonal flowers, one-of-a-kind arrangements, hand-crafted floral art and decor) at my culinary & wine pairing classes, catering events and my personal chef clients special occasions such as b-days, wedding anniversaries, holiday events and much more! The love and care she places on growing these gorgeous flowers and her exquisite flower arrangements are simply unmatched! 

Get inspired! Have fun making and enjoying this heavenly sea salt in your culinary creations!

Chef Ellie Lavender
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

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