Yep, it was the lavender sugar in the jar, infused since St. Patrick’s day and ready for cookies or caramels for the Christmas goody tins, made the answer to the question — what kind of caramels this year? — easy. Lavender is most definitely one of those yes-please or no-thank-you flavors, and for several people on my annual goody gift list, it’s a yes-please! For the newbies on the list this year, I will let them express that preference before I put some in their tins.
Did you know that lavender has health benefits? The mere fragrance of lavender offers a calming influence and a pleasant drift into sleep. The caramels offer something to the sweet tooth, too.
And now, onward with wrapping bites of fudges while the caramel cools. 100’s of pieces of freshly-cut waxed paper must be filled with goodies today, and at least one batch of cookie dough made and put in the fridge overnight.