Lorraine, Jon's mom, was recently at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and spotted Star Kay White lavender extract in the gift shop. She picked up a bottle and sent it to me. Thanks, Lorraine! I got it yesterday.
It looks like I can use it for baking or aromatherapy. From the bottle's label:
“Pure lavender extract has a fresh, sweet, floral aroma and flavor. May be used in baking as you would vanilla extract. Can also be added to a bath to relieve tension and stress.”
This stuff smells really good. I'm ready to take a nap...
Stay tuned for some tasty, stress-relieving lavender cookies! I'm thinking of making a lavender-infused base topped with a light, lemony icing.