Try This---Honey Lavender Latte

Try This—Honey Lavender Latte

This is the perfect recipe for all of us coffee snobs out there that pair coffee with foods like it’s a fine wine. I made this honey lavender syrup that I was using for tea, and it’s super delicious, but being more of a coffee gal, I decided to whip up a latte and test this honey lavender syrup out. Holy moly! For some reason, the combination of milk, honey, and lavender really bring out the natural flavors of a strong cup of coffee. I, legit, felt like I was at a wine—I mean—coffee tasting! I was blown away when I tried this recipe. I really was skeptical about using honey as a sweetener for a latte, but this has totally changed my mind. Who knew that honey, lavender, and coffee could just scream fall and winter comfort. You must try this!

Try This---Honey Lavender Latte

Honey Lavender Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1c water
  • 1c honey
  • 2tbsp lavender buds

Directions

  • combine ingredients in a saucepan
  • bring to a boil
  • reduce heat and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes
  • put the liquid through a strainer to remove the lavender buds
  • store in a glass jar

Try This---Honey Lavender Latte

Honey Lavender Latte

Ingredients

  • 1c really strong coffee (espresso, if you’re gangsta)
  • 1/4c milk of your choice
  • 2tbsp honey lavender syrup

Directions

  • In a saucepan, froth your milk of choice with a whisk over medium heat (if you’re short on time, you can heat your milk in the microwave)
  • add about 2 tbsp of honey lavender syrup to the bottom of your coffee mug
  • pour in your coffee
  • top with frothed milk

The possibilities are endless with this honey lavender syrup. Don’t just stop at tea and lattes! You can add it to seltzer water for a refreshingly sweet drink that’s not loaded with sugar. Also, (and you can thank me later for this) you can use it to sweeten up your favorite homemade lemonade recipe. I might even try adding this to rice or some other savory dish like stir fry  in the near future! Oh man! I just thought of that last one!

Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

Try This— Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

Of all things to impulse buy, 10 cans of pumpkin puree was probably the most ridiculous. Not my proudest moment. Still, it feels a lot like Fall around here, so I might as well embrace this whole pumpkin thing. In search of some not-so-pumpkiny pumpkin recipes, I came across this cool looking Pumpkin Honey Butter recipe.

Try This---Homemade Pumpkin Honey ButterI definitely love bread, and rolls, and biscuits, and waffles, and—well, you get the idea, but what’s bread without butter? So I made this Pumpkin Honey Butter last night and it’s absolutely delicious, if I do say so myself! It’s super easy to make and I’m not kidding when I tell you that I actually reached for this heavenly spread instead of cookie butter for my morning waffle today. That’s really an incredible thing right there, since I haven’t even admitted I have a cookie butter problem yet! You must try this!
Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3c pumpkin puree
  • 4tbsp honey
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a standing mixer (or in a blender), mix the butter until its soft and thin
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk them together with the butter until fluffy
  • Enjoy!

Source: Baking with Blondie

3 Ingredient Honey Pumpkin Face Mask

3 Ingredient Honey Pumpkin Face Mask (Perfect for Fall)—Spa Days at Home

I have 8 cans of pumpkin puree in the pantry as we speak—down from a whopping 10… Don’t ask… Okay. Okay. I’ll tell you what happened. I went to the grocery store hungry, and naturally, I bought a ton of things I didn’t need. Any and everything that was on sale I placed in my cart because my stomach told me to. Sigh. Bear witness to my shame— pumpkin puree. The real kicker is that I don’t much like pumpkin pie, and pumpkin spice lattes are just wrong on so many levels.

As with all food that I have an excess of, I decided to slather it on my face because, well, because life is dutiful. If you’re going to go with homemade beauty products, I say go big or go home. I did a little research on pumpkins and they are seriously jam-packed with all kinds of goodies for your skin. Pumpkins  are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and beta carotene. I’m all about spa days at home, so I whipped up this awesome Honey Pumpkin Face Mask. Check it out!

3 Ingredient Honey Pumpkin Face Mask

Honey Pumpkin Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1/4c pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg (yolk and all)
  • 3tsp raw honey

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the pumpkin puree and egg together
  • stir in the raw honey until well blended
  • apply the mixture to a clean face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes
  • rinse off with warm water

This mask gives you all the goodness of pumpkins without having to choke down one of those yucky lattes!

Try This--- 4 Ingredient Honey Posset (AKA The Easiest, Most Sophisticated Dessert You'll Ever Make)

Try This— 4 Ingredient Honey Posset (AKA The Easiest, Most Sophisticated Dessert You’ll Ever Make)

I have a love affair with crème brûlée. Every time I go to fancy restaurant I can’t help but order this delicious dessert. Making it at home has always been so intimidating to me though. The idea of using a torch in the kitchen freaks me out just a little bit, and using the broiler just doesn’t feel right. In my infinite search to satiate my sweet tooth, I came across this amazing recipe that brings me all the joy of crème brûlée without the kitchen fire.

Try This--- 4 Ingredient Honey Posset (AKA The Easiest, Most Sophisticated Dessert You'll Ever Make)

Since it’s National Honey Month, I’ve been stepping up my honey game. All honey errthang, yo! I’m super excited about this one in particular. Honey posset. You guys, honey posset is pretty much the easiest dessert you’ll ever make. It’s just 4 ingredients, but the pay off is to die for. This recipe makes about 6-8 servings so it’s the perfect dessert for entertaining. You absolutely must try this!!!

Try This--- 4 Ingredient Honey Posset (AKA The Easiest, Most Sophisticated Dessert You'll Ever Make)

Try This--- 4 Ingredient Honey Posset (AKA The Easiest, Most Sophisticated Dessert You'll Ever Make)

Honey Posset

Ingredients

  • 4c heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 1/2c honey
  • 1/3c lemon juice
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • 5 sprigs of lavender (optional)

Directions

  • In a saucepan, bring heavy cream and honey to a boil, stirring continuously until well combined
  • continue boiling for about 3 minutes
  • Remove from heat
  • Add the lemon and lime juices, stir
  • Mix in lavender, or any flavor you choose (possibilities include cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, even Grand Marnier!
  • Allow the flavor to steep for about 20 minutes
  • Remove the lavender sprigs
  • Pour mixture into ramekins and cover with  plastic wrap
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or 30-40 minutes in the freezer)
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Try This--- 4 Ingredient Honey Posset (AKA The Easiest, Most Sophisticated Dessert You'll Ever Make)

Believe me when I say  that this dessert is a crowd-pleaser! I’ve only tried the lavender version and it was a hit. Please let me know in the comments if you make any other flavor combinations besides lavender. I’m dying to know what you all come up with!

Images: theadventurebite.com

 

 

Honeycomb Inspired Interiors---Fixer Upper Friday

Fixer Upper Friday—Honeycomb Inspired Interiors

September is National Honey Month! As you know, I’m crazy about all things honey, and I want to share with you some design inspiration from… what else? Honeycombs! Honeycombs have this beautiful geometric structure to them that make them the perfect inspiration for interiors. Many design styles benefit from incorporating the simple, yet sophisticated hexagonal shape of honeycombs. Check out the clever ways some designers have used honeycomb patterns in these awesome interiors!
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Source: 22 Fabulous Ways to Use Honeycomb Patterns in Home Decor