Looking for something truly yummy and satisfying for some weekend fun?! This pancakes are the perfect idea for breakfast or as dessert. Not too sweet and you taste very little lavender, but the combination is delicious and inviting. Sure to please any picky eater and the kids big and little will thank you.
These pancakes are easy and quick to make up and are a great breakfast for dinner idea too! My family always loves to mix it up and a little variety and yours will too! Serve it was hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Lavender Hot Chocolate Pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Lavender Hot Chocolate Mix
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter, melted
Chocolate Drizzle Topping
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup cream or milk
Whipped topping optional for topping
Combine flour, Lavender Hot Chocolate Mix, baking powder and baking soda.
In a measuring bowl add milk, eggs and melted butter, stir to combine.
Add liquids to dry ingredients and stir until combined.
To a hot skillet spray or butter pan. Using 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour your pancake batter onto hot skillet. Cook until bubbles have formed and most of them have popped and edges are cooked, flip pancakes and cook on other side until done.
Meanwhile heat chocolate chips and 1/2 cup cream in microwave until melted about 30 seconds. Stir and drizzle on top of pancakes.
I recently was at a event with Backstay Wine and we were talking about creating something with my Lavender Cake Mix and their wine. Here is the gourmet combination that happened as a result of this great pairing. I can't say I'm a wine expert nor do I know as much as I would like to about pairing wines with food. But... I know my way around a kitchen, and I know flavor combining, and I was able to achieve the desired outcome...a moist flavored deep dark chocolate toned cake with the deep richness of the dark red wine flavor with the uplifting sweet floral note of lavender. Yup a jackpot trio! We topped it with our Lavender Chocolate Frosting and served it with the remaining wine!
Chocolate can hold the bold flavor that the Marechal Foch has to offer. But you can use any type of merlot and get the same richness of flavor.
Chocolate Lavender & Wine Mini Bundt Cakes
Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix
3/4 cup Red wine of choice
2 Tbsp oil
Preheat oven to 350℉ and spray a mini bundt pan with nonstick oil spray. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine Chocolate cake mix, wine, oil and egg. Blend with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Fill each bundt cake or a dozen cupcake liners with batter about half to 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes for cupcakes, and 20-24 minutes for bundt cakes. While cake is cooking prepare Chocolate Lavender Frosting mix or make up your own frosting. When cupcakes are done using a knife test, take them from the oven. Let bundt cakes sit for about 8 minutes before removing them from pan. When cool frost them.
This is absolutely beautiful and will make your want to stay home for Valentine's Day!
Had some fun creating this little sweet cocktail! I try to think about fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day at home! It is so busy out on Valentine's Day so we like to just stay home and have a romantic meal, and then watch some fun movie. But if you stay home...you need to make things Special with a sweet cocktail, and some fun and inspiring meal so that you WANT to stay home. Maybe we are just old...and stodgy, but thinking about going out to dinner with tons of other people, waiting to be seated in a very busy restaurant doesn't put the romance in my dinner like a sweet, quiet one at home. Down side to this is...you've got to cook it. Keep it simple and tasty thinking about a quick cleanup will help.
This drink will make you WANT to stay home and celebrate, it is as delicious as it looks and I know you'll love it! If you like things on the sweeter side you may want to double the amount of lavender simple syrup.
Here is to wishing you a fun and Happy Valentine's Day!
Raspberry Lavender Champagne Float
1 package raspberries, fresh
1 Tbsp Lavender Simple Syrup
Vanilla Ice Cream
Champagne or prosecco
Lavender Cocktail Picks, garnish
Fill the bottom of your champagne glass with raspberries, top with a couple scoops of ice cream. Drizzle over the ice cream your 1 Tbsp of Lavender Simple Syrup, top off glass with champagne and more raspberries and garnish with Lavender Cocktail Picks.
What made you start a lavender farm?
I get asked this all the time, "What made you start a lavender farm?"
Sometimes I wish I had some fancy answer that made it seem as glamorous as it truly is to be a lavender farmer. But to tell you the how, I have to tell you the why, and the who I am that leads to the answer.
My basic nature or tendency is to be a creator a researcher and designer. Coming from a small town in a lower to middle income bracket, there weren't always funds for extra things. My mother was a creator of all things, nature lover, gardener and canner. She passed that love onto me. While I raised my children I too stayed home and needed a way to be creative with my time and our resources so that I could continue to be home with our four daughters. I too gardened, canned and grew herbs and flowers. I wanted to treat my kids naturally with herbs when they had minor health ailments, but needed more information. I enrolled in a online course for a family herbalist certificate. This is where things began to become more clear. As I learned about herbs it seemed that all the answer to all the ailments seemed to be, yup...you guessed it lavender! I had a couple lavender plants at the time and began experimenting with it, drying them, making lotions, oils, soap and such.
Meanwhile after my certificate was complete, my husband got transferred to Oregon. I found there were other lavender farms in Oregon and Washington and my love for lavender had grown with my experimenting, gained knowledge and research that I acquired. So we bought a 2.5 acre farm and began removing wild blackberries that took over nearly 3/4 of the property. We ordered plants and began our plans and our adventure into lavender farming! As like most lavender farmers we entered into the adventure with very little knowledge of how to farm it. We made a few mistakes that lead to what we call our "education" in farming.
We have now become experts in so many aspects of lavender and farming that we strive to pass that on with our consulting services and story. We continue to learn daily in our experiments with lavender the beautiful nature of this lovely plant. We look forward to inspiring others in their adventures while continuing to create our own.
If you have followed us in our adventures you will see the passion we have for culinary lavender through all of our recipes and Lavender packaged mixes. You will see many social media posts on business aspect and inspiration for business as well as consulting to help others live their dream. You will also see ways to use lavender and inspiration for using lavender in weddings. I hope through hearing/seeing my story you are inspired to live your dream, take the risk and be who you are meant to be!
Be YOU no one does it better!
Left to right: Bethany, Brittany, Dan, Nicole, Jessica and Kristen
We are growing and need a new picture....we now have 2 son 'n laws and 1 grandson!
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.