The book is set up in color sections: red, orange, yellow, green, etc. So of course, I flipped to the purple section first!
Recipe I chose:
Lavender-Roasted Purple Potatoes and Purple Onions Pg. 147
The setup of this recipe was easy enough. It took me a total of an hour to have it finished, but it didn't feel that long. There were a lot of little steps that took about 5 minutes each...it felt like the time flew by.
Nothing beats a perfect purple onion! I ate a few slices raw....yummy! :-]
The potatoes were really excellent, perfectly cooked and nothing compares to the flavor of an Okinawan sweet potato! The combination of the floral lavender with the thyme, sage, and rosemary was simply DIVINE. And mixed with sweet potatoes, it gave it a cool twist. I think if it were with only savory potatoes, though, the spices could have stood on their own a little more and wouldn't be as overpowered by the sweetness.
Ease of preparation: 3/5
There was a lot of preparation involved, but it went by so quickly because there were so many steps.
I think that the lavender could have been cut in half. I also think that I should try it with just savory potatoes.
So much PURPLE!