Beef strips, lavender potatoes and easy veggies

Gardens sound like fun but they’re not easy to manage. I’ve been forgetting to water the pots lately, as a result some of my herbs died. Plus it was already hard to revive them after that caterpillar ate all the leaves.

I still have lavender, sage, oregano and lemon grass. I’m finally using the lavender.

fresh lavender from balcony garden

I couldn’t think of any foods that I’ve tasted with lavender, I wasn’t sure how it would taste with meat. So I put it in the potatoes.  

the potatoes
rinse the lavender and pull off the leaves
chop and mix with grated garlic
add to peeled, cut and rinsed potatoes with a bit of oil, salt and pepper
mix
place in foiled oven pan and bake at 180°C till potatoes are cooked. I didn’t time it, just tested for tenderness a couple of times
cut the beef into strips and place in mixing bowl, add 6 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, grated/crushed ginger, salt, a bit of cooking oil, mix
then add a tablespoon of a spice of your choice, I added cumin seed powder. Let it sit aside for 15 minutes to marinate.
veggies are easy, mix of carrot, zucchini and broccoli, cut, rinse and steam or blanch in salty water
after the meat has been marinating for a while, fry in a pot, dry, no additional oil, on medium to low fire
cooked!
served!

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆

It looks dry but the meat was very tender and the potatoes savoury. The potatoes smelled so good while they were cooking, I really liked the lavender and garlic mix.

Have you ever used lavender in anything?

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

One thought on “Beef strips, lavender potatoes and easy veggies

  1. Wow, I have lavender in my garden too but had not thought of cooking with it. I was planning to use it to as I make my own baby wipes but will definitely try this out.

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