Eat, Drink & be Merry!

Eat, Drink & be Merry!

Eat, Drink & be Merry!

Warm it up this winter by adding Culinary Lavender to your dinner! Here are a few of our favorite winter dishes, sides, desserts and drinks. 

Entrée Ideas  

Grilled Lavender Honey Chicken Breast: 

This recipe was found at A Quiet Life Blog

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup white wine vinegar or lavender wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey or lavender honey **Try our LHF Honey **
  • 1 Table spoon dried culinary lavender **Try our Culinary Lavender**
  • 1 ½ tea spoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tea spoon sea salt
  • ¼ tea spoon black pepper
  • 8 boneless chicken breasts

Instructions:

In a large bowl, mix the vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, lavender, lime juice, salt and pepper. Add chicken and coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Preheat a grill to medium. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place, skin side down, on the grill. Cook, turning every 5 minutes and brushing with the marinade for 15 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink when tested with a sharp knife. Serve and Enjoy!

Salmon with Lavender:

This recipe was found on You Beauty Blog

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh salmon filets
  • 1 teaspoon of lavender **Try our Culinary Lavender**
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Instructions:

Mix the olive oil, white wine, lavender and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add pepper to taste. Place the filets in the resulting marinade and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

During this time, pre-heat the barbecue on medium heat. Cook the salmon, wrapped in aluminum foil, and cook over barbecue for approximately 12 to 15 minutes while keeping the cover closed. While cooking, turn and liberally baste the salmon with the marinade. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with steamed potatoes or a salad.

Lavender Crusted Pork Chops:

This recipe was found on the Spoon University website

Ingredients:

  • 1 thick-cut, bone-in pork chop
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender **Try our Culinary Lavender**
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 pat of butter
  • Salt
  • Chili flakes

Click HERE for Instructions

Side Ideas

Lavender Roasted Potatoes:

This recipe was found on Boulder Locavore

Ingredients:

  • 2-2 ½ pounds (about 4 large) thin skinned Potatoes (New, Red, etc)
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon dried Lavender designated for culinary use **Try our Culinary Lavender**
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Click HERE for Instructions

Salmon with Lavender Honey and Spinach Salad:

This recipe was found on Curly Girl Kitchen’s website

Ingredients:

Honey Mustard Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lavender honey **Try our LHF Honey**
  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Milk or buttermilk to thin to desired consistency
  • Salt and pepper

Click HERE for Instructions

Dessert Ideas

Lemon Lavender Poppy Seed Scones:

This recipe was found on The Baker Mama’s blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients for Scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick or 8 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, sliced
  • 2 large lemons, zest and juice, divided (about 4 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons lemon zest)
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons culinary dried lavender spice **Try our Culinary Lavender**
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing more granulated sugar, for sprinkling

 Ingredients for Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from one of the lemons you used the zest of for the scones)

Click HERE for Instructions

 

Lavender Pound Cake:

This recipe was found on FreutCake’s website

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Lavender Honey Glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp lavender honey **Try our LHF Honey**

Click HERE for Instructions

 

Drink Ideas

Lavender Bee’s Knees:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Honey **Try our LHF Honey**
  • 1 oz Lavender simple syrup *Try our Lavender Simple Syrup**
  • 1 oz Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 oz Gin *Try Petoskey Stone Gin – made with our farm’s lavender*
  • 1 sprig of lavender and/or flowers

Instructions:

  • Add the gin and honey into a shaker and stir to dissolve the honey.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients.
  • Fill shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a cocktail coupe.
  • Garnish with a sprig of Lavender.

Lavender Hot Chocolate:

This recipe was found on Sugar Hero

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp lavender dried, culinary-grade **Try our Culinary Lavender**
  • 8 oz milk chocolate finely chopped
  • 2 oz dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Click HERE for Instructions

 

Photo Credit to: Grace Whitley

We hope you enjoy cooking with Lavender, share photos of your creations with us on Facebook or Instagram! #LHFarm Thank you for all of the recipe bloggers out there that make it so simple to cook with our favorite herb!

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