Mojito Recipe With a Twist: 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 Recipe: Origin and Disputes The mojito, like many cocktails, has a very interesting history, one full of disputes regarding its origin. From …

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

What is Simple Syrup? Simple syrup is basically a liquid that is made by dissolving sugar in hot water, yet many people would go to speciality stores to purchase simple syrup or flavoured simple syrup thinking it’s something they can’t do on their own. The beauty of simple syrup is that although it’s easy to make, it can be used in a wide variety of applications; it is common in café, bakeries, and bars.  Coffee shops add flavoured syrup to coffee, teas and lattes. In baking, depending on the thickness, simple syrup is often used to soak sponge cakes and pound …

Lavender Oil, Lavender Plants & Lavender Festivals: Exploring the Growing Culinary Tourism of Ontario

Discovering the Purple Road: Lavender Farms and Lavender Festivals in Ontario 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 and entice our senses, our excitement grows —we want to share this unique experience. So we share the food, we share the stories, the experience and …

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