Diana Henry’s recipe for Lemon Lavender Cake calls for dried lavender buds to be whizzed with sugar in the food processor, while yogurt and olive oil add fat and moisture. Below, I’ve got some useful tips on baking substitutions, ideas for using dried lavender, and information about cake soaks if you decide to make the recipe.
Shrimp and quinoa, with a burst of flavour from citrus, olives, and feta cheese, can add zest and zing to your desk lunch. In this recipe, feel free to substitute tofu, steak, or chicken for the shrimp.
Homemade salmon gravlax, that is, fresh salmon cured over two days in sugar, salt, and lots of fresh dill, is super simple to make, has a light and bright flavour, and comes in at a fraction of the cost of smoked salmon.
A mocktail recipe using Earl Grey tea, honey syrup, and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, Dame’s Nectar is the perfect sipper when you don’t feel like drinking alcohol, yet want something a bit fancier than water or tea.