Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way. Truman Capote
Every now and then, the body and soul requires a bit of soothing. The lifestyle we lead today is filled with hectic activity, a ton of interaction, and overdosed social media and electronic devices. In a world that never sleeps, with continuous flow of information from all corners it can easily take a big toll on us.
An occasional detox from life-as-we-know-it would be a kind gesture. Our minds work constantly, furiously and unforgivingly, particularly for those in the creative field. The brain is racing on overdrive, and sometimes we can be too exhausted to even fall asleep.
This reason has been one of the major forces for me escaping to the kitchen. There is something therapeutic wherein your mind is forced to not think about anything but the recipe in front of you, stirring the simmering pot of sauce, or carefully watching the caramel to not burn.
One of the most calming ingredients, and may I say beautiful too, is lavender. Lavender has amazing soothing properties – its’ beauty does not only exist on the surface! And when lavender pairs with lemon – you will be instantly transported to a secret garden in Provence.
This lemon and lavender cake is a simple one, made with a homemade lavender and lemon zest sugar. Each step will have you smiling because the fragrance of the lavender will lighten up your soul.
Despite not being a fan of frosting, I find it essential here – simply because it makes the cake look so darned good. You will want to just sit and stare at it.
I am not a fan of food colouring and don’t have any – so I used a few crushed blueberries to add the purple tinge to the frosting, but by all means, if you have, use a gorgeous purple hued food dye.
Lavender: Sattvic Foods