2 T. fresh lavender flowers
1 ½ C. sugar
¾ C. water
In a small sauce pot, combine 1 C. sugar and water. Boil for 2 minutes, then add lavender. Continue to simmer for 10 more minutes. Remove lavender with a slotted spoon onto a plate with the remaining ½ C. sugar. After the lavender mixture is completely cool, chop it into a fine sand mixture (by hand or in a food processor).
*The leftover cooking liquid is quite nice in an iced tea.