lavender recipes

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28 12, 2016

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

By |December 28th, 2016|Recipes|

I love hot chocolate in the winter. Perhaps because I drink it so much at this time of year, I also like to change it up a bit. Sometimes I add a pinch of cayenne to my hot chocolate to give it a gentle heat. Lavender always pairs really nicely with chocolate, too, with it's [...]

2 10, 2016

Kombucha Recipes

By |October 2nd, 2016|Recipes|

When you have successfully fermented a batch of Kombucha, you will want to try different recipes to flavor and bottle your Kombucha. Plain kombucha is poured into a dispenser to mix with an infusion or juice to create a flavor. There are four flavors of Kombucha that I make that are consistently my [...]

11 09, 2016

Heirloom Blue Potatoes with Roasted Lavender

By |September 11th, 2016|Recipes|

Ever since I discovered the inimitable aroma and taste of roasted lavender buds, I have been finding more and more ways to enjoy them. Tonight I prepared a pot of Heritage Blue Potatoes, cutting them into quarters and boiling them in a little salted water. I was going to run out to the garden and [...]

8 09, 2016

Fresh Flower Salad

By |September 8th, 2016|Recipes|

It's a hot September this year but you can still enjoy lettuce from the garden. Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce grown in tent. You just need to find a shady spot to throw your lettuce seeds, like under your tomato plants. A hoop tent works even better. I used a seed packet of Black Seeded [...]

1 09, 2016

Roasted Lavender Hummus

By |September 1st, 2016|Recipes|

I was scrambling for a healthy snack today and I realize I had all the ingredients for hummus: a can of garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic & lemon, salt. I whirled them all together with a little water in my Ninja blender until it was nice and smooth. When I tasted it, though, it seemed so [...]

21 02, 2016

Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Lavender Buds

By |February 21st, 2016|Recipes|

I learned about roasting lavender buds recently from the cookbook "Discover Cooking with Lavender". I now have a jar packed with fragrant, earthy buds that I roasted last week. For the instructions for roasting, see Culinary Lavender Primer. While roasting my lavender buds, the house was redolent with the most divine scent. I was eager [...]

19 02, 2016

Lavender Scones (Gluten Free)

By |February 19th, 2016|Recipes|

I found a recipe for "Best Ever Gluten Free Scones" and I can testify to the truth of the title. This is my go-to recipe for glutin free scones.  I have, however, made a few critical alterations. In case you're not an experienced baker, I've included photos to help make your experience foolproof. Ingredients [...]

14 02, 2016

Culinary Lavender Primer

By |February 14th, 2016|Recipes|

I have a few cups of culinary lavender buds left from last harvest and a new cookbook called Discover Cooking with Lavender by Kathy Gehrt that I'm eager to start experimenting with. I was most intrigued by her recipe for making lavender honey. It looks so nice and simple to make and what a nice [...]