Nothing warms you up like a bowl of soup. We love our version of squash soup with a sweet hint of lavender. Topped with a drizzle of Lemon Ginger dressing that brightens the day with it's lemon and zingy ginger notes.
Winter Acorn & Lavender Soup
1 acorn squash, cut in half and deseeded
1 onion, diced
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp culinary lavender, ground
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 cup cream (or milk)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 inches grated ginger (opt)
Lemon Ginger Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
2 inches ginger, grated
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp sherry
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Garnish with pepita seeds
In a microwave container cook acorn squash for 7-10 minutes or until soft.
While acorn squash is cooking, heat a medium saucepan on medium heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and onion. Let onions soften and cook for about 3-4 minutes, add garlic and saute another minute.
Scoop out acorn squash and add to onion mixture along with 3 cups broth. With a stick blender puree until smooth. Add salt, pepper and cream and ginger (opt), stir to combine. Turn heat to low and while it continues to warm prepare the dressing mix.
In a blender combine olive oil, ginger, garlic, sherry, lemon juice, maple syrup and nutmeg. Blend for a few seconds until emulsified.
Ladle hot soup into bowls, top with a drizzle of dressing and top with pepita seeds and lavender cocktail pick for garnish.
Notes- to grind culinary lavender use a clean coffee grinder and grind to desired texture. If you have extra dressing it tastes great on salad too!
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Having company and don't know what to make? This simple and sophisticated pasta dish is perfect as a main dish, appetizer or even side dish! The flavors of brie cheese melted and blended into pasta spirals and drizzled with lavender fig sauce say elegance with every bite.
Lavender Brie Pasta
1 pkg. 8 oz wide pasta
8 oz brie cheese, with outer rind cut off
1 clove garlic, diced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp culinary lavender
3 Tbsp cream
1/4 cup white wine or vegetable broth
5 pieces bacon
In a stock pot boil water and follow directions for cooking pasta.
Cut off rind of brie and cut cheese into cubes.
In a medium saucepan add your olive oil and clove of garlic. On medium heat saute your garlic until softened, ad your wine, cream and cheese, stirring until melted.
Once pasta is cooked and drained, drizzle some olive oil and stir to coat. Add your brie cheese sauce. Stir to coat all noodles.
To a fry pan cook 4 pieces of bacon until crispy which you will use for your garnish.
Lavender Fig Sauce
3 Tbsp fig preserves
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp Lavender Extract
To a small bowl combine fig jelly, balsamic vinegar and lavender extract.
On your serving plate smear a little lavender fig sauce, next to it add your pasta spiral, top with more fig sauce and diced bacon.
We always love to see how others create our lavender adventures. Tag us at #norwoodlavenderfarm so we can see it.
Recipe and photos belong to Norwood Lavender Farm you are more than welcome to use them along with site credit.
Simple and easy to make up these gourmet sandwiches will become one of your favorites. The slight sweet from the waffles add to the crispy chicken and cheese, and the simple elegance of lemon adds just that special touch.
Lavender Chicken Waffle Sandwich
4 Breaded chicken patties
1 pkg. Lavender Pancake & Waffle Mix
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/4 cup water
4 slices provolone cheese (or even swiss would work)
Lemon Lavender Aioli
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely diced
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp ground culinary lavender
Make breaded chicken patties according to package instructions, adding cheese the last few minutes of baking to melt. While the chicken is cooking make your waffles and aioli sauce.
To assemble spread your aioli on top of waffle add your chicken patty with melted cheese, dust with a little lettuce and top with another waffle with a little more aioli sauce.
Struggling with breakfast ideas is never fun…especially when you have house guests or want something fun on the weekend. We’ve got your back with these, quick and easy Lavender Waffles with Lemon Lavender Curd, with blueberries with whip cream!
1 pkg lavender pancake & waffle mix
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/4 cup water
Combine the mix, egg, oil and water with a whisk. Make waffles and set aside.
Lemon Lavender Curd
1/2 cup lemon curd
1/4 tsp lavender extract
Lavender Cocktail Picks
Stir together the lemon curd and lavender extract.
To assemble spread lemon lavender curd onto waffle add, sprinkle of blueberries and spray with whip cream.
Garnish with Blueberries and whip cream, and a lavender cocktail pick.
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I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender 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. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".