Sally's Lavender Gin Fizz and Rosemary Shortbread

Sally's Lavender Gin Fizz and Rosemary Shortbread
rosemary shortbread

I was in "the city" (that's how most people from my end of Nova Scotia refer to Halifax) for work recently, and my gracious colleague and friend Sally invited me over. Sally and I have been friends for a decade, give or take. She's tall, I'm short. She has gorgeous curly hair, and mine is straight. She can ration out a bar of chocolate over the course of a week, and I'm lucky if I can make it last the afternoon. But we both love a nice cup of tea and a good visit, linen, murder mysteries, and herbs. Sally is a lovely and welcoming host, and it's always a treat to visit. Her home is full of art and handmade treasures, and has a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. We visited on a very dark June evening with thundershowers darkening the sky, which only made the visit cozier. Sally chose to share two recipes, and they are both herbal and delicious, perfect for summer sharing with friends in the backyard. 

In the audio, we mention:

Lindsay Cameron Wilson (Sally's sister).

The Forest Feast the shortbread recipe is from this beautiful book!

The Girl Next Door Podcast

Sally's Dutch Oven

Dots and Loops in Lunenburg, where Sally bought her bicycle glasses

sally cutting butter
Shortbread beginnings
Sally's kitchen
lavender syrup
nova scotia honey
drink and shortbread