The color lavender suggests refinement along with grace, elegance and femininity. Purple and its lighter shades have an almost sacred place in nature. I think lavender, orchid, lilac and violet flowers are all so delicate.
As an herb, lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. In ancient times lavender was used for perfume by the Egyptians and Phoenicians. Romans used lavender oils for bathing, cooking and scenting the air; hence the Latin root (lavare - to wash or livendula - livid or bluish).
Lavender sugar is delightful sprinkled on fresh berries and in tea. The sugar carries a light flavor and smells heavenly.
I will be giving away a fresh jar of lavender sugar to one lucky individual! To enter to win you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, February 14, 2012. I will select a winner on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 using random.org and will give the winner 48 hours to contact me via email.
My word this week for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday is lovely lavender. I am also linking with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Thank you for spending a little time with me today.