We love popcorn, flavored, unflavored and have it nearly every night. When our kids were young we ended up calling in mom corn. Yup...you can guess who liked it the most. We still like to play around with favorite flavors. We think you'll like this version as much as we do!
Sweet Lavender Popcorn
1 cup lavender sugar
1 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
8 cups popped popcorn
In a small pan combine lavender sugar, butter, water, salt and stir over medium high heat until it simmers, stir continuously for all sugar has been dissolved, let simmer for about 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and add cream of tartar stirring until combined. Drizzle over popped popcorn, stir until all pieces are coated. Place popcorn on wax paper and let cool and then serve.
This is so easy with our lavender sugar, but if you have your own culinary lavender buds you can use plain sugar and add 1 tsp ground lavender to replace the lavender sugar.
Enjoy and if you make it #norwoodlavenderfarm we would love to see your popcorn night!
A picnic can be a fun opportunity for a fun date night. We created this one for Valentine's Day picnic in front of the fire for a special night in.
French Brie & Lavender Apricot Baguette
2 loaves french bread
1 package brie cheese
1/2 cup apricot jelly
1/2 tsp lavender extract
Preheat oven to 350℉.
In a small bowl combine your apricot jelly and lavender extract, stir to combine and set aside.
Cut your french bread lengthwise and place sliced brie inside, then spread your apricot spread. Place baguettes on a cookie sheet and place in oven just until cheese begins to melt. Remove from oven and wrap in some parchment paper, add some twine to secure.
If you make this tag us so we can see your picnic #norwoodlavenderfarm
Lavender Lace cookies have been a longtime staple in many homes. This delicious crunchy cookie is known as a lace cookie because as it spreads it develops small holes in the cookie which make it look lacey. We couldn't help but explore the lavender side of this already amazing cookie to give it just a little extra.
Lavender Lace Cookies
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cups light brown sugar packed
2 1/4 cups rolled oats
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tsp culinary lavender bud
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 teaspoon lavender extract
Preheat oven to 375℉.
In a medium saucepan on medium heat melt your butter and brown sugar., stirring frequently until butter and brown sugar are melted. Remove from heat.
Stir into your melted butter and sugar the rolled oats, flour, culinary lavender, salt, stir together and then add egg and lavender extract. Stir until just combined and 1 teaspoon full of dough onto a silicone or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Allow 2 inches between cookies so they have room to expand.
Bake 5 minutes watching until they are just golden brown. Take them from the oven and let sit for about 5 minute to cool slightly before remove them to cool completely on wax paper. If you get in a hurry on this step your cookie won't hold together. No worries, if you have a cookie fall apart. We save all those delicious crumbs to top our ice cream with!
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies.
We also made it fun for upcoming Valentine's Day by shaping them like a heart. To do this when warm use a tip of spatula to draw in the center of the cookie....so fun.
You can use parchment paper lined cookie sheet, but if you haven't already invested in a cookie liner for you baking sheets...it comes in so handy for this recipe and makes clean up a breeze!
If you make these cookies, we would love to see it #norwoodlavenderfarm.
Be inspired with Lavender!
Oh wow, nothing like homemade pasta! It's actually fairly easy and much more hardier than store bought pasta. We've learned a few tricks while making pasta. Don't over mix, it can make your dough tough. Keep rolling it thinner than you think or the noodles will be overly thick when cooked. Of course if you have a pasta machine you can get a nice thin pasta for sure. Last tip, watch your cooking time as you don't want to overcook...best way to tell if it's done is to cut a tip off of a noodle and try it.
Fresh Herb Pasta
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced fresh herbs such as parsley, oregano, basil, thyme, minced
1/2 tsp Culinary Lavender Buds
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semolina flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Blend together flours on clean counter. Make a well in the center and add eggs, oil, salt, garlic, diced herbs and culinary lavender. Mix together and knead for about 3-4 minutes and your dough comes together. Adding a little more flour if sticky and a mist of water if to dry. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest for 3o minutes.
Roll your dough out on floured surface until very thin. Dust lightly with flour and gold in half and half again width, slice thinly with a knife to get your pasta strips. Make sure lightly covered with flour so that you can unroll your pasta and place on cookie sheet in a little pasta spiral. Use the pasta within 24 hours for best results.
To cook pasta, bring water to a boil in a large pot, add 1 tsp salt and fresh pasta. Cook until al dente which will be anywhere from 2-5 minutes depending on width of pasta. When it was finished we drizzled with garlic butter and garnished with parmesan.
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.