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 …

Watermelon Sangria with Japanese Plum Wine, Umeshu

I’ve recently moved from Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta. It was no last minute decision on my part, a lot of factors came into play, and it took months for me to finally make the final decision. The -40 degree warnings didn’t deter me, Hamilton is pretty cold in its own right. My apartment was near water, so at times the winds were strong enough to sweep me off my feet and leaving me a stiff, shivering penguin.  Actually, I had no expectation of Edmonton. It may sound simplistic, but I just wanted to be near my high school sweetheart of …