Using our Lavender Lemon Pepper & Lavender Pink Himalayan Salt
Here are some of our favorites to add either or both of the Lavender Pepper and/or Salt
-Prime red meats, chicken, fish, lamb, or pork chops
-Roasted or grilled vegetables
-Corn on the cob
-Whipped or mashed potatoes
-Red sauces, pestos, cream sauces
-Makes for a wonderful marinade
And the list goes on!
Our suggestion: Try it on anything and everything and let us know your favorites!
Lavender Night Time Milk
Looking to de-stress after a long day of work? Or want a simple and satisfying after-dinner treat that will get you feeling cozy, relaxed, and ready for bed?? We have just the thing! Try out this Lavender Bed Time Milk that will send you straight into relax mode
All you need is:
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon (raw) hemp seeds
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw walnuts (cashews or blanched almonds will also work!)
dash of pink Himalayan salt
and of course, 1 teaspoon dried culinary lavender buds (our Royal Velvet is perfect for this!)
1. Blend the water, hemp seeds, vanilla, walnuts and salt until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy
2. Pour into a small saucepan and heat over low-med heat until warm
3. Place dried lavender in a tea sachet or disposable tea bag and let it soak in the milk and cover the saucepan. Let it steep for about ten minutes, then remove sachet and squeeze to release the excess lavender oils.
4. Stir in honey to liking (optional-we found it perfectly sweet) You may also want to strain the milk before serving, or blend again to create latte-like foam
Lavender Cinnamon Calming Tea
These two make the perfect duo for a calming tea!
Bring about 4 cups of water to a boil then add two cinnamon sticks and about a tsp of dried culinary lavender (Royal Velvet pairs best).
Turn the water down to a simmer for 3-4 mins. You can then stir in some lavender honey, sugar, or milk of choice if you'd like.
Strain into your mug and sip on the tasty goodness
Here are a few of our personal favorites we've made using our Lavender Sugar:
-Sweeten your coffee, tea, oatmeal, or yogurt with lavender sugar
-Homemade Lavender Ice Cream
-Try your favorite cookie or fudge/brownie recipe & replace the sugar with our lavender sugar (1:1 ratio)
-Lavender Cinnamon Rolls
-Lavender Butter Cream Frosting
-Blueberry Lavender scones/muffins
-Lavender Creme Brulee
-Lavender Mixed Berry Jam
-Lavender Honey & Lemon Short Bread Cookies
And SO many more!
You can learn more about cooking with lavender by signing up for Terry's cooking & canning classes which cover most of these recipes and includes goodies to take home!
Royal Lavender Lemonade
1 3/4 cups of our Royal Velvet Lavender Sugar
8 cups of tepid water
1 1/2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice
To Make: Combine Lavender Sugar and water and mix until completely dissolved. (Our sugar is hyper blended for easy dissolving- no need to boil water when combining) Add in lemon juice, serve over ice (or even lavender-infused ice cubes) and enjoy! Looks best served with a lavender stem and some fresh lemon wheels!
Lavender Holiday Chutney
1 cup water
¾- cup Lavender Sugar
12-ounce pkg fresh cranberries
1 chopped and peeled apple or ¾ cup raspberries
½ cup dried cranberries (optional)
½ cup lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1 cup lavender sugar roasted pecans (optional)
In a medium saucepan combine the water and sugar. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Add the cranberries, apples, lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then simmer gently for 10 minutes stirring often. Cool. Store sealed container until ready to use. Add freshly roasted pecans just before serving!
If canning—Maintain boiling, ladle immediately into sterilized jars, follow safe canning techniques