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Strawberries with Ginger Lavender

Strawberries with ginger lavender

With Strawberry season in full swing, I’m getting ready to make some strawberry lavender jam.  Lavender is a great compliment to any type of berry but those beautiful luscious local red strawberries are accented perfectly with tiny little purple buds of lavender.  There are so many lovely ways to serve lavender and strawberries together from soup to sorbet to tarts but today I’ve decided to experiment with a simple lavender syrup recipe with a twist.

Ingredients

1 lb. of Strawberries (quartered)

1/3 cup of sugar

2/3 cup of water

2 Tablespoons of Serenity Culinary Lavender

2 Tablespoons of Limoncello (Lemon Flavoured liqueur)

1 tsp grated fresh ginger

1/2 tsp culinary lavender

 

Instructions

Rinse and drain Strawberries.  Hull and cut into quarters in a large bowl and set aside.

In a small saucepan over low heat combine water,  sugar and lavender and simmer stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat. Place lid over top for about 15 minutes to allow the syrup mixture to steep and the lavender infuse the mixture.

Strain the syrup and discard the blossoms.

Add ginger and lemoncello into the syrup mixture.

Pour the syrup mixture over the straberries. Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried culinary lavender and toss gently.  Serve the berries in glass bowls or stemmed glasses.  Garnish with Whipped cream and fresh lavender stems.

Makes 4 servings

 

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Victorian High Tea

Come  to Serenity Lavender wearing your finest hats and gloves on Saturday, June 23rd  from 1-3pm to Serenity Lavender’s Victorian High Tea. Enjoy a delectable array of finger sandwiches, scones, deserts and or course our teas amidst the sereneness of teh lavender blooms.  Tickets are $25.00 per person. Seating is limited so call today to reserve your tickets.  519 980-4504 Visa and Mastercard accepted

 

MENU 

Fresh Sandwiches

Cucumber Mint

Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheel

Ham and Pickle

Lavender Onion Tartlet

Home Baked English Scones

  Served with clotted crème, lavender jelly and raspberry lavender jam

Selection of Petit Fours

Choice of Serenity Lavender Teas

Lavender, Lavender Earl Grey, Lavender Green Tea,  Provence Rooibos

Lavender Tea

Victorian High Tea at Serenity Lavender

 

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Roasted Pears with Blackberries, Ricotta, and Lavender Sugar

This recipe is from Bon Apetit. I combines the tannic and acidic flavours of the blackberries with the sweetness of the pears and creaminess of the ricotta for a tantalizing taste experience.

6 servings
• PREP TIME: 20 minutes
• TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes

Recipe by Marlena Spieler

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson

Ingredients

•1/3cup + 2 teaspoons lavender sugar(available at Serenity Lavender online or in store or make your own using our culinary lavender)
•6 unpeeled pears (such as Bosc or Bartlett), quartered, cored
•2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
•1 pint blackberries
•1 cup fresh ricotta cheese, crème fraîche, or vanilla ice cream

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°F. Generously butter large rimmed baking sheet. Toss pears, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons lavender sugar in large bowl. Transfer pears, 1 cut side down, to baking sheet. Roast 20 minutes. Turn pears, placing other cut side down. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lavender sugar; roast 20 minutes. Turn pears, skin side down. Preheat broiler. Sprinkle pears with 1 tablespoon lavender sugar. Broil until pears begin to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Arrange berries around pears; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lavender sugar. Broil until berries begin to release juice, about 5 minutes.

Divide pears, berries, and juice among bowls. Top with dollop of ricotta and serve.

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Lavender Scented Baked Apples

These lavender spiced baked apples are the perfect ending to any meal.

Yield: 6 servings

6 medium baking apples (about 2 pounds),
such as Gala or MacIntosh
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lavender

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Core apples; peel a strip from the top of each. If necessary cut thin
slice from bottom of each apple so apple will stand upright. Place
apples upright in greased 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

In medium-size bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and
lavender pour into and around apples.

Set dish in a 13 x 9-inch pan. Set on oven rack. Carefully pour boiling
water into pan to 1-inch depth. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples
are tender, occasionally spooning sweetened condensed milk mixture in
bottom of dish over apples.

Serve warm

TIP If you don’t have sweetened condensed milk substitute a 1/4 cup of Lavender sugar or Lavender Vanilla Bean sugar in your regular baked apple recipe!

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