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Posts tagged “Lavender

Blueberry Lavender Wine Rum Fizz

Blueberry Lavender Wine Rum Fizz ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #blueberry #cocktail #recipe

Blueberries and lavender simple syrup with spiced rum, white wine and club soda for sparkle. It’s a simple, beautiful and very refreshing summer cocktail! I made this gorgeous blueberry lavender simple syrup because for some reason I bought too many blueberries at the store. (Yeah, these things happen in my life … a lot.) Once […]


Blueberry Lavender Truffles

Blueberry Lavender Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #blueberry #truffles #recipe

A lovely little sweet treat, laced with white chocolate, wild blueberries, a little cream cheese, vanilla and lavender, molded into pretty floral shapes. Of all the truffles I’ve made so far, these were my daughter’s favorite. I’m thinking this would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift … or perhaps a pretty treat to serve at a graduation […]


Lavender Pear Bellini

Lavender Pear Bellini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #festive #winter #cocktail #recipe

. A festive cocktail for the holidays and the New Year! Hello 2017. It’s January. Oh January! It’s always so cold this time of year that it seems all people want to do is stay inside and sleep. But where I grew up, January was also a time to party. We had many a good blizzard party […]


Maple Lavender Wine Poached Figs

Maple Lavender Wine-Poached Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #dessert #recipe

If you’re looking for an elegant, healthier Thanksgiving dessert that’s stunning yet super easy to make, I have you covered. If you have access to fresh figs, you’re golden. If you don’t … well, then I would recommend trying this recipe for wine-poached pears. Wine poached pears are divine … and that is why I decided […]


Lavender Cream Cheese Stuffed Figs

Lavender Cream Cheese Stuffed Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lavender #creamcheese #figs #recipe

I found some fresh figs … right here in the midwest where such exotic things oh so rarely make an appearance. The foodie in me has been extremely jealous of all the fresh fig recipes I see online … I always ooh and ah over them, wishing, oh wishing, that I could experience this marvelous-ness that is […]


Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad w Goat Cheese, Candied Almonds & Lavender Honey Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redwhite&blue #patriotic #summer #salad #recipe

with blueberry goat cheese crumbles, sugar & spice almond slices and a honey lemon lavender white wine vinaigrette … Inspired by Moore or Less Cooking Blog I feel like the luckiest girl in the world today. I had 8 hours of vacation time that I was going to lose on the 30th of this month […]


Lavender Rhubarb Cobbler Cake

Lavender Rhubarb Cobbler Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #lavender #cobbler #dessert #recipe

I first made this lovely “fruit-on-top” cobbler with strawberries. It was such a fun time … my little niece helped “plippity plop” the strawberries on top. Then I had to try it with other fruits. Then I made one with plums from my dad’s (very proliferous) plum tree. And this year, I thought I need to make one […]


Light Lavender Mint Lemonade

Light Lavender Mint Lemonade ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #skinny #refreshing #lemonade #recipe

My friend asked me one day if I’d ever had minted lemonade and she was surprised when I said I hadn’t. She went on and on and on about how good it is and told me I really MUST try it sometime. I know why I haven’t–lemonade is usually laden with sugar, so I usually […]


Lavender Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Lavender Lemon Zucchini Loaf ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #cake #zucchini #lemon #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Lil Luna This is not really a zucchini “bread” … it is a cake. It is made with cake flour and a good amount of oil, just like a cake. It has a light, cakey, white texture and a light crumb. The glaze is added shortly after taking the loaves from the oven […]


Honey Lavender Wine Poached Pears

Honey Lavender White Wine Poached Pears ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #easy #dessert #recipe

Pears poached in a honey lavender white wine syrup with creamy honey lavender mascarpone cheese and crunchy cinnamon roasted almond slices on top. It’s a perfect blend of all those things that make a dreamy dessert: sweet, soft, elegant, creamy, with a bit of something crunchy for contrast. If I could only have one dessert for the rest […]


Mango Chicken Mulberry Salad

Mango Chicken Mulberry Salad with Mango Lavender Key Lime Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

With Mango Lavender Key Lime Yogurt Dressing I bought a mango a while ago, dreaming of a mango chicken salad. At the time I bought the mango, I had intended to make it with strawberries, but then the mulberries started and I just HAD to use them on my salad. I went out with my […]


Honey Lemon Lavender Roasted Chicken

Honey Lemon Lavender Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #recipe

Inspired by My Little Expat Kitchen It’s Halloween tonight. I’m so enjoying the changing of the seasons, but the end of harvest is sort of a bittersweet thing for me. Harvest time is so fun, so many wonderful fresh vegetables and fruits and herbs. But then the frost comes and suddenly, it’s over. I bring […]


Pear, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Salad

Pear, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette This salad is pleasure food. It feels like purely hedonistic, adult dream-food, yet it’s full of healthy things that are SO good for your body. It is the mixture of tastes and textures that makes this pear salad so amazing: the softness of the pear with the crunchy greens […]


Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette

Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad dressing #recipe

Have you ever wanted to cook with lavender? Grow lavender? I have been trying both for two years now. Last year, my plants didn’t get very big. I only got a couple blossoms and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them, so really all my efforts were in vain because I never used […]


Lavender Lime Rose Fizz

Lavender Lime Rose Fizz

I started writing tonight and found myself pouring out my heart about what it feels like, as a divorced woman, planning my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary … thoughts on what I wish I had known when I was younger … what I hope my kids will know and what I STILL haven’t figured out yet […]

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