"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful."
~Abram L. Urban


Among my other dreams, one was of having a garden of my own. Nothing fancy shmancy -just few plants, some to admire and some to delightfully pluck/snap with my scissors to enhance my palatable senses a notch more! It sure was a day dream! How many times have I spoken to myself, like a chef does; How many times have I gawked at Ina Garten and Paula Deen while they fancied a walk to their Garden to get those "herbs" for dinner/lunch; how many times have I signed! But I always put the thought of, thinking I will start "gardening" or even "potting plants" when I get the "time" to do so...Imagine the hassle while moving places..having the need to water and so many mundane excuses!!!!!. But well, I think my inaudible(!! or I hope so) signs were noticed by DH who sprung a surprise recently when he came back from work! I should have guessed he was upto something when he "started a conversation" on his own about spices on the phone! My eyebrows mirrored my suspicion but I let pass since I really couldnt decipher his actions. He walked in with 2 potted plants, Basil ( which is a spice for him by the way!!) and yellow mum flowers! I actually did a samba right then! (oh right! My version of it that is :) ))

He sure knows me! Knows me too well for my own good! Otherwise how would you explain my visit to the nursery the very next day to get few more :). I had to get fertilizers and stuff but one visit to that place - I was like a child in a chocolate land! Got some herbs and lavender and here I am with a Dessert which is my entry to Grow Your Own(finally!!!! Yipee).

This is a fantastic dessert recipe which I had been eyeing for so long which I saw in a Detox Book (courtesey Barnes n Nobles) and now that I had my own lavender, I set on to make it pronto. I wanted to make it eggless, so adapted the recipe and skipped one egg white which was in the recipe. Do include if you wish to.

He sure knows me! Knows me too well for my own good! Otherwise how would you explain my visit to the nursery the very next day to get few more :). I had to get fertilizers and stuff but one visit to that place - I was like a child in a chocolate land! Got some herbs and lavender and here I am with a Dessert which is my entry to Grow Your Own(finally!!!! Yipee). This is a fantastic dessert recipe which I had been eyeing for so long which I saw in a Detox Book (courtesey Barnes n Nobles) and now that I had my own lavender, I set on to make it pronto. I wanted to make it eggless, so adapted the recipe and skipped one egg white which was in the recipe. Do include if you wish to.
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  • Serves: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 6 fresh lavender heads
  • 5 cups strawberry
Method
1.

Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring it to a slight boil until all the sugar has melted. Remove and cool slightly and add the lavender flowers. At this point, taste the syrup and add more flowers if needed.Let it infuse for at least an hour. Hull the strawberries and slice them

2.

Puree the strawberry in a blender and then strain it along with the syrup with lavender.

3.

Freeze for 4 hours and then remove. Beat it in a processor until smooth and then place it back in the freezer for another 4 hours, or until firm. Then scoop out and serve immedietely.

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18 Comments

By dhanashree on Dec 8, 2011

the last paragraph of the introduction is repeated :) i can guess how excited u r !!! :-D

By Sunshinemom on Sep 5, 2010

Sorbet looks wonderful and you have a companion in me when it comes to fantasizing about 'the own garden' thing! I have grown up amongst such vegetable gardens and yet never bothered to develop the knack of growing them :cry: Just managed to keep two tulsi plants alive and growing well since two months and I am so encouraged! Your lavender plant made me sigh so much!

By Pearlsofeast on Oct 22, 2008

Awesome sorbet recipe and looks so tempting.

By Andrea on Oct 20, 2008

That is a very pretty sorbet. I imagine the lavender must have tasted great with the strawberries!

By Maya on Oct 15, 2008

Sorbet looks lovely and refreshing..Nice recipe and simple too..

By Bhawana on Oct 15, 2008

DK is back with the bang :). Lovely color yar. so mouthwatering and tempting nice one. will try:). I like to call you as DK :)).

By karuna on Oct 15, 2008

yummo sorbet. i love planting herbs too, but twice my cilantro plant died, i am taking a try with baasil now. all the best for ure gardening adventures.

By Vanamala on Oct 15, 2008

Looks wonderful...

By Priti on Oct 15, 2008

Looks fab..the colour is super cool and adding lavender is..umm..different (atleast for me)...that's a real gud one

By Nags on Oct 15, 2008

i am yet to even see a lavender flower for real and there are so many people including it in recipes. amazing!

By Happy cook on Oct 15, 2008

Wow beautiful and the colour, WOW
I have bookmarked them, will make them next year when strawbery seasons ois there

By Priya on Oct 15, 2008

Wow lovely colour..i would love to have a scoop..wat a creativity..loved the lavender touch in icecream..

By SMN on Oct 15, 2008

Lovely color and texure. never tried it.. looks yum

By Uma on Oct 14, 2008

ooh, love that sorbet! Such a nice color. It's really a great feeling to grow your own herbs. Good luck with your gardening.

By Priyanka on Oct 14, 2008

the vibrant color of the sorbet is pretty tempting....

By Vaishali on Oct 14, 2008

DK, What a creative recipe, and beautiful to look at too. Thanks for sending this to Sweet Vegan. I love that you used lavender. Divine.

By Cilantro on Oct 14, 2008

Lovely color. Adding lavendar is new to me. I like the smell of the lavendar though. Have you used them in any other Sorbet? I would like to know.

By Divya Vikram on Oct 14, 2008

Lovely colr Dhiv..I like to have icecreams in cold weather:) Wish I had a scoop right now..