Recipes and Stories

25 May 2012 Lavender Ice Cream

May 25, 2012

Tags: Historical Cooking, Provençal Cookery, Lavender Ice Cream, Honey Ice Cream, Meryl Streep

Lavender Ice Cream, a Provençal delicacy for celebrating the season, photographed by John Carrington
Never mind that the summer solstice, the official calendar beginning of summer, is still almost a month away: for Americans, Memorial Day Weekend is the real beginning of the season. White bucks, seersucker, white muslin, and straw hats all come out of storage, along with the charcoal grills, wicker picnic baskets, and ice cream churns. Of them all, the latter may be the most welcome sign of summer. (more…)