Posts tagged honey
Lavender Spiced Honey Madeleines
Ok, after all of these easy no fuss recipes this week, its time to get inspired to get off our easy livin' butts and cook something with lavender that is a little bit more involved than throwing something in a slow cooker. Check out these amazing madeleines from Donna Hay!

I love this blog for so many reasons. The international vibe of the cooking being my primary crush. But these lavender spiced honey madeleines are definatley not your average cookie, and they are so beautiful too. Since we eat with our eyes before we taste with our mouths, I can't wait to try these. 

Give her blog some love and check out the recipe HERE
Have a great weekend! 

Honey Cilantro Black Bean Salad
My husband has been making this black bean salad recipe for us for years. Its a perfect addition to any outdoor barbecue, picnic, or even just a fresh dinner at home. It has a great fresh crisp somewhat text mex flavor to it. There is no cooking involved, just a little washing and chopping. Go ahead and try this easy healthful salad out tonight. 

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 
2 ears of fresh corn, removed from cob
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced to about 1/2 the size of one black bean
1/4 cup red onion, diced to 1/4 the size of one black bean
2 roma tomatoes, diced to about 1/2 the size of one black bean
1/4 cup pineapple tidbits, chopped in half
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons lavender honey
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
juice from 1/2 of a lime
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tablespoon lavender salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper

Chop ingredients as directed above, mix together. Eat. 
So simple!

One thing I love about this recipe is that if you have some left over, if its left to sit overnight the flavors are even better the next day! So if you ever need a great make ahead dish, this is a real winner. 

Homemade Granola with Lavender Honey and Fresh Berries
My newest go to breakfast these days is homemade granola with fresh berries and greek yogurt. Its full of protein, fiber, and good for you natural vitamins. Its a great way to stay full all morning, and gives you lots of necessary and welcome energy. Theres never a morning when I don't welcome this dish on my table. 

 Granola Ingredients: 
4 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups coconut
1 cup cashews, chopped
2 cups sliced almonts
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup lavender honey (found here

Directions: Mix your oats, coconut, cashews, almonds, honey, and oil in a large bowl. Pour onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, then stir. Bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown. Once your granola is cooked, you can seal and store it in a Tupperware container. When ready to eat it in the morning, sprinkle with fresh cut strawberries, blueberries, and greek yogurt. 

We love the crunch from the granola, the sweetness from the lavender honey, and pops of delicious juice from the berries. Get in all great nutrients like these early in the day and you will be feeling good all morning. Plus it tastes great too. Bon Appetite! 

The Prettiest Lavender Images
We had lots of lovely friends and visitors come up to the farm this year. One of those was a lovely gentleman by the name of Robert Welkie. He was generous enough to share these photos he took of our farm with us. Aren't they beautiful? Autumn is such a lovely time on the farm, but these photos make me wish it was lavender season again!

As you can see from these and many photos from our farm, our lavender honey bees sure are hard workers! If you want to purchase some of our lavender honey, you can do so here. 

Have a wonderful day!