It's the season for cranberries, holidays, parties, family and friends. A great reason to make this Cranberry Mimosa! It's simple, easy and quick to make up and is a crowd pleaser!
Mimosa Morning! Easy to serve up with a batch of our Lavender Scone Mix for a fun and easy breakfast...just add some cut up oranges to round out this combination and you've got breakfast.
Cranberry Lavender Mimosa
1 Tablespoon Lavender Simple Syrup
1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
Top glass with champagne
Garnish with cranberries stuck on
Lavender Cocktail Picks
Add Lavender Simple Syrup and cranberry juice cocktail into your cocktail glass, top with champagne. Thread 3 cranberries onto a Lavender Cocktail Pick and garnish glass. Cheers!
Here are some fun and creative environmentally friendly way to wrap your gifts this holiday season!
We found some very cute holiday kitchen hand towels from home goods. They are wonderful way to wrap a gift and even add that gift inside of a gift idea. They usually come in a set of two so you can even wrap multiple gifts with coordinating fabrics. So fun that you can unwrap a gift and use your wrapping paper! Of course if you have some extra fabric lying around you can use the same basic ideas using this method.
Here is how I did it in the video below.
Here is a second method of wrapping without having to use tape! I love how the fabrics go together and adding a element like a spoon allows you the extra element a bow would to enhance a gift, but again adding the useable function. We wrapped up in these two videos a Lavender White Cake Mix and a Lavender White Frosting.
We found this adorable apron and filled the pockets with our lavender mixes and used the apron strings to tie the bow! See how we did it! We stuffed the apron pockets with Lavender Chocolate Cake Mix and a Lavender Chocolate Frosting. This idea would be adorable in a mixing bowl as well!
Our last video show how you can use a oven mitt to give a gift inside of a gift! They often come in a set of two...so bonus, you can give to two people! We referred to our Lavender Hot Chocolate and our Lavender Scone Mix that make a great holiday breakfast!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Holidays are about here! This chocolate candy recipe is great any time of year, but especially fun to give for gifts at Christmas. I always love how chocolate pairs with lavender and am always creating new ways to add the two together. You can be creative with your candy as well, sub a different style of nut, chips and even use holiday sprinkles.
You can get fun Christmas candy boxes online here. Add ribbon and a bow and you've got yourself a great gift!
Note-I keep my chocolate in the double boiler while spooning out the chocolate so the chocolate doesn't cool down as fast. This will give you a few more minutes before the chocolate begins to harden.
Chocolate Lavender Candy
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup pecans
2 Tbsp Culinary Lavender
Bring a double boiler to boiling then turn heat to medium low. Add to your hot double boiler 2 cups chocolate chips, and coconut oil. Stir your chocolate until melted then add and stir in your vanilla. Chocolate chips can be temperamental so once it is melted, quickly make a tray of round disks and sprinkle on your nuts and lavender. I like to gently press my nuts into the chocolate so they don't fall off later. Be careful your chocolate will be hot.
Once your chocolate candy has cured you can put it in a cute gift box to give to friends! Let us know what you think of it!
Are you familiar with Champagne or the differences between Champagne, Prosecco and Brut? This cocktail recipe recipe made me do some research to find out which would be the best paired with our Lavender Simple Syrup. Champagne only comes from a province in France known as Champagne. This region produces sparkling white wine that bears its name in modern-day France. Many of the sparkling wines come with a hefty price tag as well.
For a more budget friendly alternative to Champagne, Prosecco is a lighter and cheaper option. It's made from white Prosecco grapes and has become increasingly popular at its more frugal side. It is a younger version of Champagne, but made throughout the world.
Another budget friendly sparkling wine choice is Brut. Brut is a much drier and less sweet version of champagne and prosecco.
So we will leave it with you on which you choose Champagne, Prosecco or Brut.
Perfect cocktail to celebrate a special event, wedding or New Years parties!
6 oz of Champagne, Prosecco or Brut
2 tsp Lavender Simple Syrup
Simply add 2 tsp Lavender Simple Syrup to a champagne flute glass top with champagne. Garnish with our Lavender Cocktail Picks.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.