Pineapple and Lavender Mojito Recipe

Pineapple and Lavender Mojito Recipe

Pineapple and Lavender Mojito I love the refreshing taste of mojitos. But more than the taste, mojitos evokes great memories for me –lounging on a hammock overlooking the beach in Playa Del Carmen sipping classic mojitos, watermelon mojitos, and melon mojitos. An endless amount of mojitos as we let time fly. And recently, at Terre Bleu lavender festival, I was able to enjoy a new mojito recipe so refreshingly divine, I had to recreate the taste: pineapple lavender mojito (recipe below). Mojito Origin and History The mojito, like many cocktails, has a very interesting history, one full of disputes regarding …

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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe with Real Lavender Flowers

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe with Real Lavender Flowers

How to Make Simple Syrup from Lavender Flowers Sugar (simple) syrup can easily be enhanced by a variety of herbs or fruit. One of my favourite herb to use for a little floral kick is lavender. For my Lavender simple syrup recipe below, fresh lavender blossoms are steeped with water and sugar on low heat to create a sweet syrup with a light floral aroma perfect for flavouring your favourite cocktails or other sweet sinful delights or with this refreshing Lavender Pineapple Mojito recipe.  When choosing your lavender blossoms for this lavender syrup recipe, use unopened buds that have not flowered …

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Terre Bleu Lavender Farm & Neob Lavender: Exploring Ontario Lavender Festivals

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm & Neob Lavender: Exploring Ontario Lavender Festivals

Culinary Festivals in Ontario Today, I would like to celebrate the aromatic and culinary beauty of lavender flowers by exploring two lavender festivals in Ontario, Terre Bleu Lavender Farm in Milton and Neob Lavender in Niagara Falls. I believe the true taste of a country, place or city is rooted in its people and their land. It starts with our farmers, the producer of our foods, and moves through the culinary route to the chefs, bakers, and crafters who take the food product and crafts them into various tastes and unique experiences. And the moment those creations touch our tongue …

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Steamed Fish Recipe: Cambodian Sour and Spicy Steamed Fish with Lemongrass and Galangal

Steamed Fish Recipe: Cambodian Sour and Spicy Steamed Fish with Lemongrass and Galangal

Fish: A Fundamental Role in Cambodian Food Culture Although many Cambodians love steamed fish recipes, It never appealed to me. There were many Cambodian recipes that call for fish but in my childhood, I hated them all. So, when I was young and fickle, I avoided fish (stewed, fried or steamed) like Cookie avoided jalapeno peppers. When she’s being a pest like ripping up toilet papers, I would hold a freshly broken jalapeno pepper in front of her and she would back away quickly. The sides of her lips quirking up in disgust. The exact same reaction I unconsciously make every …

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