Oh my lavender hot chocolate fondue is so fast and easy to make with only 3 ingredients! We like to add a garnish of Culinary Lavender buds to add a touch more lavender flavor. You can also add more lavender flavor with 1/4 tsp Lavender Extract. Anyway you serve it...it's delicious!
Lavender Hot Chocolate Fondue
1/4 cup Lavender Hot Chocolate
1/3 cup cream
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
garnish with Culinary Lavender
Add cream, hot chocolate stir to combine and add chocolate chunks or chips. Melt over medium heat until melted.
Such rich chocolate flavor!
Be inspired with lavender! If you make it #norwoodlavenderfarm we would love to see it.
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
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, 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!
If you make this yummy soup #norwoodlavenderfarm we would love to see it! If you want to share our recipe or photos please just make sure you give photo and recipe credit.
Lavender is most known for its calming properties in humans, but has also been known to works for dogs. Try these treats to reduce anxiety and stress for your pet. These treats are not only tasty to them but add a therapeutic benefit.
Calming & Relaxing Dog Treats
1/4 cup Almond butter
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp Culinary lavender bud
Preheat oven to 350℉.
In a medium sized bowl combine all ingredients until you can form a dough.
On a lightly floured surface roll out your dough to thickness desired and use cookie cutter to cut out dough.
Place your cutouts on a silipat lined baking sheet (or lightly oil sprayed pan) and bake until golden brown. For thinly rolled dough bake about 12-15 minutes for thick dog treats about 20 minutes.
Once treats are golden brown remove from oven and let cool.
Place dog treats in airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. We store our extra dog bones in the freezer and remove just what we need for a treat. This keeps your dog treats fresh in the freezer for up to 8 months.
They make great gifts for your pet loving friends.
Oh my my my, grandma will be impressed with this new version of a classical favorite. These cookies are so good...one just won't be enough! We like them dipped into chocolate, but the classical rolled in powdered sugar would still be delightful with these candies.
Lavender Whiskey Balls
1 Lavender Shortbread Cookie Mix
1 Cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
2 Tbsp Lavender Simple Syrup
1/3 cup Whiskey
Candy Melts or chocolate chips for coating.
Mix together Lavender Shortbread Cookie Mix according to package. Press dough into a 9" x 9" baking pan. Bake until lightly golden, let cool and then crumble the shortbread bars into crumbs. I like to use a gallon zip lock bag and then with rolling pin crumble the cookies as it creates less mess.
In a mixing bowl, stir together whiskey, 1 cup powdered sugar and lavender simple syrup. Stir in the pecans and crumbled shortbread cookie mix until combined.
Cover and place into refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and with a cookie scoop make your dough into small balls. Set on wax paper or silpat sheet.
Melt your candy melts or chocolate and dip your candy balls into chocolate to coat. Let chocolate harden and serve.
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.