I used to dread the heat and humidity that comes with summer, but having a garden has made the sweltering season grow on me a bit. I’m able to produce a ton of fresh vegetables and herbs for my own consumption and to create new recipes with all season long. To highlight one of my favorite herbs I chose to make this Lemon and Lavender Bread that I thought would make the perfect summer treat. Dense and yet still airy, just a hint of sweetness, a little tartness from fresh lemon zest, and subtle floral notes from the lavender. I topped the whole thing off with a Honey Lemon Glaze made with local Iowa honey and a sprinkling of more lavender. If summer means I can enjoy more recipes like this then I’m definitely on board!