i am going to keep this short and sweet simply because.
i do want to say that i will be done with school for the rest of my life in t minus 20 days! isn't that crazy? i got a little sentimental about that walking to class the other day because i still get butterflies on the first day of every class just like i did when i was elementary, middle, high school and undergrad. i will kinda miss that. but in no time at all i will be dropping baby #1 off at his first day of kindergarten and im sure i will get the same feeling!!
blackberry lavender floats
for the simple syrup
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 t dried lavender flowers
1) combine all ingredients in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved. strain and cool completely.
for the blackberry puree
2 cups blackberries
1/4 cup sugar
a few fresh lavender flowers (optional--the simple syrup will give it enough lavender flavor)
1) combine all ingredients in an oven proof dish at 425 F for 15 mins. remove flowers if using and puree with stick blender or leave it as is!
to make the floats
1) in a small glass cup add a couple spoons of puree, a small scoop of vanilla ice cream (i love breyers natural vanilla) a little bit of lavender simple syrup and a fill to the top with pure la croix or seltzer water.