LAVENDER IS ONE OF THE MOST NOSTALGIC FRAGRANCES, bringing scenes of childhood vividly to the mind: high summer days that last for ever, lavender bushes shimmering against the blue sky, the bees blundering in and out among the flowers, stirring up the intense, sweet sensation. But lavender is much more than just pretty & calming. It is one of the most powerful remedies in the plant world. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-ways-to-use-lavender-for-home-remedies.html Avid listeners of The Archers will have heard Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall raving about the lavender shortbread that were baked for her by Ian, the chef at Grey Gables. By using simple lavender sugar, that can be bought at major supermarkets you can make beautiful heart shaped lavender shortbreads and bring a bit of nostalgia and sweetness to someone you care about. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lavender_shortbread_43952. If you cant find lavender sugar you can even make it, see top tips.