Posts tagged lemonade
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Strawberry lemonade is one of my favorite drinks. So the other day when I had a hankering for desert, making this delicious flavor combo into a cupcake just made sense. These cupcakes are sweet with a little tang perfection. 

Cupcake Ingredients: 
2 lb carton strawberries, chopped
2 sticks butter at room temp
zest of1 lemon
4 eggs
1 cup butermilk
2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 cup lemonade
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract

Frosting Ingredients: 
1 cup butter, room temp
zest from 1 lemon
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup lemonade 
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp lavender

Mix your cake ingredients together, then bake at 425 for approximately 20 minutes. Allow to cool. Mix your frosting ingredients together, then top your cupcakes. Add extra cut strawberries as a garnish. 

These sweet treats will not only have you happy that Spring is finally here, but they might just get you excited for summer as well. Enjoy!
Lavender Lemonade
When you live and work on a farm like us, you need something to quench your thirst. Lemonade is such a wonderful pick me up during hot and dry afternoons. And you know you can't live on a lavender farm and not change up every day ordinary lemonade into lavender lemonade, am I right? 

Not only is lavender lemonade delicious and refreshing, its also very beautiful! This would be a perfect unique drink for a baby or bridal shower. We've served it at many parties and its always a hit.


5 cups water divided
1 ½ cups sugar
2 ¼ cups lemon juice about 5 lemons
(* The flavor really pops if you use an orange or two placing some of the lemon juice)
12 fresh lavender stems  (or 1/8 cup dried culinary lavender buds)

Bring to boil 2-½ cups water with sugar.  Take off heat and add lavender. Let steep until room temperature.   Squeeze fresh lemons (and oranges if you choose) set aside.  Strain lavender out of sugar water.  When ready to serve combine lavender sugar water with lemon juice and the other 2-½ cups water.  Chill or serve over the rocks

You can buy lavender stems in our store HERE

If you don't have a baby or bridal shower to create this refreshing drink for, you can always be like me and just make it for yourself or your tired farm hands. Drink it while you rock on your porch and dream about cooler days.