Lavender sugared nuts are perfect to have around for munching on, putting on top of desserts, or even sprinkled over salads. We like to make them up and add to a cute jar and give as a hostess thank you.
Lavender Sugared Pecans
1 egg white
1 Tbsp water
2 cups pecans
1/2 cup lavender sugar
1 tsp Culinary Lavender
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 250℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment or silpat liner.
In a bowl combine egg white and water, with a whisk blend until frothy.
Add in your nuts, stirring until coated with the egg whites. Add your lavender sugar, and culinary lavender stirring once again to coat. Pour your nuts onto your prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with the salt.
Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes until coating is dry.
This lavender appetizer is sure to please anyone looking to add the sophistication and elegance to their appetizer plate. These infused wine and lavender blackberries are a treat on top of brie cheese and a elegant lavender lemon curd. Dreamy....delicious and oh so yummy!
Wine & Lavender-Soaked Berries
1/2 cup red wine ( or non alcoholic version would be grape juice)
1 Tbsp Lavender Simple Syrup
1 tsp lemon juice
Lemon Lavender Curd
1/4 cup Lemon Curd
1/2 tsp Lavender Extract
Thin wafer style crackers
Stir together, red wine, Lavender Simple Syrup and lemon juice into a small bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries to your wine mixture. Let the berries soak for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
In a small bowl combine lemon curd and lavender extract, stir until combined.
Brie & Berry Cocktail Bites
To assemble your Lavender Cocktail Picks, smear a little Lemon Lavender Curd onto your cracker, cut your brie cheese into small squares, poke a hole through the cheese with a toothpick. Insert your lavender cocktail into a pre-poked berry and then into cheese square, place on top of cracker and lemon curd. The trick to Lavender Cocktail Picks is to think light. They aren't super strong, so you are looking to add the garnish bling but keeping in mind they are fragile. Make them just before serving.
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Nothing says HOME like the smell of the kitchen. Preparations for the holidays is beginning around here. For many of us they will be very small gatherings, An opportunity to have quality time together, laugh and talk. We wanted to share from out table to yours the recipe for our Lavender Cranberry Sauce.
Lavender Cranberry Sauce
3/4 cup water
3 cups cranberries
1 cup sugar
2 tsp culinary lavender
Combine the sugar and water, bring to a boil over medium heat.
Add your cranberries and bring back up to a boil.
Place lavender in a cheesecloth or tea ball.
Add the lavender ball to the sauce and cook over medium heat.
Cook until berries have split (10 mins or so).
Remove lavender bag and blend sauce.
Have a happy holiday!
I recently went out with a friend where I had a drink that had smoked rosemary. This made me begin to think about lavender of course! So I did a little experimenting for a smoked lavender cocktail. This is what I came up with and I am pleasantly pleased.
To make your smoked drinks at home it helps to have your glasses cold so the smoke can adhere better to the glass. So in advance stick your glasses in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes.
Smoked Lavender Whiskey Sour
6 Tbsp Lavender Lemonade Mix
2 cups seltzer water
2 shots whiskey
2 Lavender Cocktail Picks
Prepare the drink in a shaker, I don't shake but instead stir as I prefer seltzer water for this version. If it's not cold you can stick a few ice cubes in before beginning.
Once your recipe is made up and you've poured your drink in the cold glasses stick your Lavender Cocktail Picks into drink, place them on a cake plate that has a domed lid. You can make your own variation of something in your house that will work. For example a bowl over a plate would work just fine too. Light the lavender cocktail picks on fire and immediately stick your lid on top. This will allow the smoke to billow slightly before losing oxygen and going out.
Yummm, cheers to a new smokin' drink!!!!
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Go out and be inspired with lavender!
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.