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Lavender Sage Sling

Provence Lavender Field, Photo Credit http://www.bespokevacations.co.uk

When I recreated former Rye House Mixologist Lynnette Marrero’s Lavender Sage Sling recipe at home it brought me right back to a childhood trip to Provence. As we drove around near the historic hillside town of Les-Baux, we passed by lavender fields, and drove through the hills, with the window rolled down. The scent of rosemary and lavender wafted through the window and intermingled. Ever since then, I’ve always felt like lavender doesn’t deserve the floral, soapy rap it so often gets. Sure, lavender honey smells a little floral. But when you pass actual lavender, that aroma blends with a slightly savory one, sort of like sage and rosemary blended into one. Marrero’s lavender recipe takes full advantage of this, really showcasing the lavender with sage. What summer ingredients have you tasted recently that really sing?

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About francoiseeats

I'm currently working as a freelance travel and food writer, and photographer. I spent two years at StarChefs.com, the culinary on-line magazine for the industry insider. My articles have been published in New York, NY and Richmond, VA. After graduating from Columbia University and recovering from the tragedy of not being able to read Camus books for a living, I attended The Culinary Institute of America, where my scone consumption rose drastically. Fluent in French and Italian, I've worked in some of New York's top restaurants and covered food-related stories in a number of publications, from The Richmond Times-Dispatch to Time Out New York.

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