Eat & Watch: Lavender Scones & Ladies in Lavender

inspired by ladies in lavender

If you’ve seen my ‘All Things Lavender’ post, you are well aware that I love lavender. While lavender is useful for relaxation and for curing bites and cuts, lavender is also amazing in food. During a trip to the farmer’s market, I picked up some cooking lavender with a couple of recipes in mind. I’ve never made scones before, so that was the first recipe I wanted to try using this freshly picked lavender. These lavender scones would be enjoyable with the film, Ladies in Lavender, a British drama film set in a Cornish seaside village. Ladies in Lavender is about two sisters (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith – two greats!) who befriend a mysterious man who washes up on their beach after a storm. Set in the 1930s, this film was inspired by a short story by William J. Locke. Even though this film is a drama, I found it to be peaceful, and the performances by Dench and Smith are magnetic.

While scones originate from Scotland, we often associate scones with Britain, so I figured these scones with a British film were a great match. Not only that, but in the film, the two sisters are seen enjoying tea with what looks like scones (though they could be crumpets). I followed Bon Appetit’s Sweet Lavender Scones recipe (without the lemon curd and sanding sugar for personal taste preferences), which was simple to follow and a breeze to make. Drizzled in honey or syrup, these scones are great for breakfast or a midday snack.

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{Scone photos by Lauren; film photo}

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13 thoughts on “Eat & Watch: Lavender Scones & Ladies in Lavender

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  2. Good also with a Honey Lavender Butter: 1 stick softened butter, 4 tsp. dried lavender (pulsed or chopped) and 4 tsp. honey. Blend together and enjoy!

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