Growing up my mom and dad were up at 5 am every morning! While Dad went outside in all kinds of weather to take care of the animals before work, Mom was making breakfast. She did this a few times every morning. Once for her and Dad and then again for all four kids. There may have been a few mornings, where we got sugary sweet cereal, but most mornings were eggs, bacon, sausage, homemade biscuits, homemade pancakes, or more yummy stuff all while sitting at the kitchen table with no tv. My kids were not as lucky as me; they got the sugary sweet cereal--except on weekends when we would make fluffy waffles, pancakes, and special eggs.
So what does that memory have to do with lavender? There are so many ways to incorporate lavender into those breakfast goodies to create some special moments with your family at the breakfast table or to make a special dish for holiday brunches.
Let's start out easy by using lavender sugar. You may add lavender sugar to your coffee, tea, or a breakfast smoothie. It's a great addition to a bowl of strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. You can then spoon your sugared fruit over yogurt or oatmeal. Delish!
Another easy addition is lavender honey butter. What breakfast food doesn't need butter: toast, biscuits, pancakes, and waffles!
Soften 2 sticks butter. Add to it 1/4 - 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 teaspoon dried culinary lavender, crushed. Mix well. Use immediately or place on parchment paper and roll into a log to refrigerate for later. Remember, dried lavender is very strong. Start with a little and add more to your liking.
I was going to go through a few more recipes for breakfast, such as Lemon Lavender Muffins, Granola, Doughnuts, Coffee, etc. but there are too many! I'm going to need to devote a blog entry to each of the yummy breakfast categories to do them justice.
Stay tuned for more lavender breakfast ideas to create your signature dish.