Our 8 year-old lavender bush is in it’s prime! Try drying the lavender flowers, and then adding them to a canister of granulated sugar. Let the sugar sit for a week or so, and then strain out the blossoms. You will have lovely lavender-scented sugar to use in your summer recipes. Try it in ice cream, in shortbread cookies, or in a cheesecake! Our cheesecake at the restaurant this month is a New York-style cheesecake scented with lavender and topped with white chocolate ganache and a wild blackberry-pinot noir compote.