Monday, July 5, 2010

Lavender Meringues

a kiss lighter than air
magically capturing
the essence of summer
in a single bite
although grown as a crop
in Provence for many years
for its perfume
the culinary uses of
lavender are very modern
one may purchase
culinary lavender
at specialty grocers
ground in a food processor
with powdered sugar
then beaten into egg whites
until stiff
baked in a low oven
and left over night
cooling slowly
if you have a Jones
for these
what do you do
with all the yolks
you cheat a bit
and buy some
powdered egg whites

©2010 Sandy Vrooman

you can find the recipe at
sorry, having trouble with making the links work in the body
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  1. I have a lot of culinary lavender. Been making mostly tea with it which is very relaxing like chamomile. If I get ambitious one of these days, may actually try this.

  2. Yesterday I tried to get a bumblebee in our lavender, got to find that !!