Roasted Carrots with Anise Hyssop and Lavender White Wine Glaze

Roasted Carrots with Anise Hyssop and Lavender White Wine Glaze   Print Roasted carrots are sweet and grounding, perfect for spring. In this recipe, they’re topped with a heavenly white wine reduction that’s kissed with floral and savory notes of anise hyssop and lavender. Author: Inspired by Kitchen Cultures Ingredients 8 small to medium carrots…

Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish Lavender Honey

Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish   Print Brushed with lavender honey and topped with a tangy, savory mix of strawberries, basil and black pepper. Author: Inspired by Taste of Home Ingredients 6 salmon fillets (4 ounces each) 1 tablespoon butter, melted, or 1 TBS olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper…

Grilled Asparagus and Spring Onions with Lavender Lemon Dressing

  Print Nothing tastes quite like the fresh, tender asparagus shoots of spring. Get your hands on some freshly picked asparagus and spring onions for a dish that’s light, deep and everything in between. Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon finely grated Meyer lemon zest 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried…

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage   Print The flavors in this sweet potato dish are warm and inviting. Luscious citrus butter, soft cream cheese, sweet dates, fresh, savory sage and toasted pecans surround and compliment the deliciousness of sweet potato in every bite. Author: Inspired by Taste of Home Ingredients 6 medium sweet…

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel

Roasted Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel   Print Ingredients 2 pounds baby beets, scrubbed, tops and root ends trimmed ¼ cup olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tsp crushed lavender buds Pea shoots (tendrils), fennel fronds, and…

Roasted Carrots with Chimichurri

Roasted Carrots with Chimichurri

Roasted Carrots with Chimichurri   Print Author: Inspired by Martha Stewart Ingredients Small carrots ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ cup cilantro leaves 1 tsp red chili flakes 1 minced garlic clove ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar Salt and pepper Directions Stir together parsley, cilantro, red chili flakes, garlic, oil, and…

Fresh Chocolate Truffles with Lavender and Fennel

Fresh Chocolate Truffles with Lavender and Fennel

Fresh Chocolate Truffles with Lavender and Fennel   Print Serves: 28 Ingredients ½ tsp. whole fennel seeds 6 ounces of your favorite organic dark chocolate ⅔ cup heavy cream 2 tbsps. unsalted butter, diced 1 tsp. culinary lavender 2 tbsps. granulated sugar ¼ cup organic unsweetened cocoa powder Directions Place the fennel seeds in a…

Caramelized Almonds with Lavender

5.0 from 1 reviews Caramelized Almonds with Lavender   Print These sweet and savory almonds are great served alone or on a cheese plate. Add to your favorite salad, or package for a “hostess/host” gift to give during the holiday season. Author: Robin Dery Ingredients 3 Tbl. Sugar 2 teas. Fennel seed 1 teas. Lavender buds 1…

Christine’s Cucumber Salad with Lavender

Christine’s Cucumber Salad with Lavender   Print Ingredients 2 large cucumbers or 3-4 small cucumbers 2 T olive oil 1 T apple cider vinegar 1-2 cloves chopped garlic 1½ tsp. fresh dill ⅛ tsp. crushed lavender salt and pepper to taste Directions Thinly slice cucumbers and mix all ingredients together. Eat fresh or cover and…

Lettuce and spring onion risotto

4.0 from 1 reviews Lettuce and spring onion risotto   Print Lettuce and spring onion risotto with lemon and goat’s cheese. This quick risotto recipe is all about the fresh spring flavours of the lettuce and spring onion. Author: delicious magazine Ingredients 1 bunch of spring onions (about 10), trimmed 1 litre light vegetable stock…

Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Lavender Lemon Pepper

Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Lavender Lemon Pepper

Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Lavender Lemon Pepper   Print Serves: 6 servings Ingredients ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped parsley 2 pounds thin asparagus, ends trimmed Fleur de sel or coarse sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Organic Lavender Lemon Pepper to…

Pasta with Garlic-Scape Pesto

Pasta with Garlic-Scape Pesto   Print Garlic scapes are the soft, lime-green-colored stems and unopened flower buds of hard-neck garlic varieties. Scapes have a mild garlic flavor and a slight sweetness, which makes them a prized addition in the kitchen. You can find them in the early summer and midfall at farmers’ markets. If you…

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie   Print Prep time 40 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Take this recipe, mould it to your taste, to your family’s palate. You can make it vegetarian, by adding a few more veggies like corn and beans and using vegetable stock. This recipe is healthy comfort…

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Lavender-Ginger Chicken Curry

Lavender-Ginger Chicken Curry   Print Lavender adds a nice dimension to almost any classic curry powder blend. It has a huge affinity for ginger and allspice in both savory and sweet recipes. Author: Nancy Baguette, The Art of Cooking with Lavender Recipe type: Main Dish Cuisine: Indian Serves: 4 servings Ingredients ¾ cup low sodium…

spicy lavender kale chips

Spicy Lavender Kale Chips

Spicy Lavender Kale Chips   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   Spicy Lavender Kale Chips made with Spice Rub or Herbes de Provence Author: Lida Lafferty from Spike it with Lavender Cookbook Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: American Ingredients 1 bunch kale 1 T plus 1 tsp extra…

Cumin-Scented Eggplant with Pomegranate and Cilantro

Cumin-Scented Eggplant with Pomegranate and Cilantro   Print Author: Marlena Spieler Serves: 4 Ingredients 5 cups water 2½ tablespoons sea salt or kosher salt 2 pounds eggplant (about 2 medium), cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices 1 tablespoon (or more) olive oil 2 teaspoons ground cumin ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced Pomegranate molasses*…

cherry lavender crumble

Cherry Rhubarb Lavender Crumble

Cherry Rhubarb Lavender Crumble   Print Cook time 40 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: whisking life away Serves: 8 Ingredients for the filling: 3 cups cherries, pitted and halved 7 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1-inch pieces 2 tbsp cornstarch ½ cup sugar for the crumble: Adapted from Rustic Fruit Desserts, by Cory Shreiber…

flavored water tea

Flavored Waters and Tasty Teas

As this spring weather changes from cold to hot (and often back and forth!), flavored waters are a delightful treat. Whether you’re in the mood for a hot drink or a refreshingly cool one, adding herbs to your water makes for a tasty beverage. Infuse your ice water with fresh herbs. Use either fresh or dried herbs…

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Shiso and Thai Basil

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Shiso and Thai Basil

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Shiso and Thai Basil   Print These copious fresh herbs come together in this deslightfully refreshing Asian dish. Highlight the distinct and delectible flavors of Shiso and Thai Basil in this easy, tasty treat. And anyone who might think that cold summer rolls are “boring” will be well taken care…

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Spring Is Here, and Lavender’s on the Menus

It’s that time of year in Colorado. After months of skiing and sledding and staying indoors, people are excited to see the sun again. And despite the tug-and-pull of cold, wet days between dry, sunny ones – the people have declared it: Spring is here. And lavender is on the menus. Yes, all of the…

Arugula Salad Lavender Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula and Les Frères Salad with a Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette

  Arugula and Les Frères Salad with a Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette   Print Say hello to spring with a scrumptious salad. Spicy greens and rich cheese compliment the sweet and tangy vinaigrette, with lavender to tie it all together. Author: Executive Chef Scott Johnson Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 pound arugula leaves, stems…

Josephine’s Lavender Hot Chocolate

Josephine’s Lavender Hot Chocolate   Print Keep Josephine’s Lavender Hot Chocolate recipe around for cold nights. You can add an ounce of coffee as you drink it to wake up in the morning, or add a small amount of liqueur to it for a special occasion. Any way you ammend it, this recipe is as…

Almond Lavender Cake

Almond Lavender Cake   Print Author: Taste of Home Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 12 Ingredients 2 cup sugar, divided ½ cup slivered almonds 1 Tablespoon plus 1 tsp dried lavender flower buds, divided 1 cup butter softened 4 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup sour cream ¼ cup half & half 2 ½ all purpose…

Chocolate Lavender Honey Tart

Chocalate Lavender Honey Tart   Print Author: (Bon Appetit Magazine, April 2008) Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients Nonstick vegetable oil spray 9 whole chocolate graham crackers (about 5 oz.) 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temp, divided 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup whipping cream 2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender blossoms 12 oz. bittersweet or semisweet…

Honey Lavender Shortbread

Honey Lavender Shortbread   Print Author: Adapted from Milk & Cookies Bakery Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 30 cookies Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon dried or fresh lavender 6 ounces unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons honey ½ cup confectioners’ sugar Directions Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and…

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon   Print Recipe type: Entree Serves: 8-10 Ingredients 3 pounds of Salmon Filet 4 Tbsp Honey 6 Tbsp Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Lavender, crushed with mortar & pestle ¼ c White Wine 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice Directions Place all ingredients, except salmon, in saucepan over moderate heat, stirring…

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade   Print Recipe type: Drinks Ingredients Lavender Simple Syrup Sugar Fresh lemon juice Water Directions To make plain simple syrup boil equal parts sugar and water(i.e. 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water) .Combine one part simple syrup, one part fresh lemon juice and four parts water. Stir thoroughly . Fill…

Lavender Margarita

Lavender Margarita   Print Author: Courtesy of: FineLiving.com Recipe type: Drinks Ingredients 2 oz. Silver Tequila ½ oz. Cointreau (Triple Sec) 1 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup ½ lime Sugar Dried lavender Directions In a shaker, combine 2 oz. Silver Tequila, ½ oz Cointreau, ½ simple syrup and the juice of half a lime and let…

Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender Simple Syrup   Print Ingredients 1 cup water 3 Tbsp fresh or dried lavender flowers 2 cups of sugar Directions Bring water and lavender to boil. Stir in sugar until fully dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Keep in the refrigerator for three days, then fine strain the lavender. Add to mixed…

chocolate lavender shortbread cookies

Chocolate Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Lavender Shortbread   Print Lavender Chocolate Shortbread Author: Paola Legarre Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Ingredients 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 Tb Lavender honey (optional) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ⅔ cup Cocoa powder 1 Tb fresh or dried lavender (Folgate or Melissa is exceptional if available)…