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15 Elegant Lavender + Lemon Recipes for Spring

Essential oils have all but taken over the scene lately. So, when you think of lavender you probably think about using it in your diffuser at night to help for a peaceful slumber. But what about in a dessert? Not only is the scent wonderful for relaxation, but the flavor is fantastic when paired with lemon. In the world of edible flowers, it’s *basically* the bee’s knees. To add 15 elegant lavender and lemon recipes to your spring repertoire, take a look at the tasty collection below.

1. Lavender Lemon Shortbread: Next time you throw a tea party, these shortbread cookies need to be on the menu. Dip into your favorite English breakfast and let your inner Anglophile shine. (via Pastry Affair)


2. Lemon Lavender Gin Fizz: Cocktails are a great place to experience all that lavender and lemon have to offer. Start off with gin to mimic the citrus and floral notes, and you’ll be well on your way to being a mixologist in no time. (via The Charming Detroiter)


3. Lemon Lavender Tarts: These cute tartlets are perfect for a bridal shower brunch. Plus, they only require four ingredients, so they’re a breeze to whip up in a hurry. (via April Golightly)


4. Glazed Lemon Lavender Scones: Your weekend brunch will never be the same once you master this fresh scone recipe. (via Bake With Christina)


5. Lemon, Lavender, and Earl Grey Mini Cakes: These treats are lightly scented with lemon, Earl Grey tea, and culinary lavender for a posh flavor experience. (via Hummingbird High)


6. Lavender Lemon Angel Food Cake: It makes sense that you would flavor something as light and airy as angel food cake with flavors equally as delicate. Use both lemon and lavender in the batter *and* the frosting for a fluid taste throughout. (via The Endless Meal)


7. Lavender Lemon Bars: If you dig a strong tart lemon flavor, these concentrated bars are right up your alley. Dried lavender adds a hint of floral essence without overpowering the sour star of the dish. (via Sugar Hero)


8. Lavender Lemon Ice Cream: This homemade ice cream screams warmer weather. The creamy citrus base with botanical notes is just about as refreshing as you can get. (via The Kitchen McCabe)


9. Lemon Lavender Cupcakes With Blackberry Buttercream Frosting: These pretty cupcakes would be excellent for an outdoor baby shower. Garnish with a sugared mint leaf to take the cuteness to another level. (via Lark and Linen)


10. Lemon Lavender Donuts With White Chocolate Ganache: Be sure to coat the tops with an extra thick layer of lavender white chocolate ganache. (via Broma Bakery)


11. Lemon Lavender Hamantaschen: You’ll find dried lavender rolled right into the dough of these bright hamantaschen. The middles are filled with homemade lemon curd, but you could totally sub for store bought if you’re short on time. (via What Jew Wanna Eat)

12. Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake: Cheesecake is typically a decidedly heavy dessert. This lemon and lavender recipe has a mascarpone base which keeps the cake OH-SO-fluffy and light on the palate. (via Lito Supply Co)


13. Lemon Lavender Morning Buns: Imagine waking up to these puppies every morning. Make a batch to bring to work with a carafe of cold brew and you might just be employee of the year. (via Tutti Dolci)


14. Lemon and Lavender Meringue Cookies: You wouldn’t be able to tell from just looking at these meringues that they’re flavored with lemon and lavender. But take one bite, and there’ll be no mistaking them for their classic counterparts. (via Recipe Runner)

15. Meyer Lemon Lavender Mojitos: If you’re able to get Meyer lemons while they’re in season, you must stock up. They’re slightly sweeter than your average lemon, so if you can’t get them you could add a touch more sugar to this refreshing mojito. (via Boulder Locavore)

Paige Johnson
Paige is a blogger, food writer and culinary master from Louisville, Ky. She's a newlywed who's obsessed with dogs and renovating her 117 year old home. When she's not working on her blog — My Modern Cookery — you can find her binge watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S with a triple shot latte in-hand.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*