Strawberry Lime Upside-down muffins with Lavender Sugar

Strawberry Lime Upside-down muffins with Lavender Sugar / Patty's Food

Fun with strawberries 101.  First thing- find sweet strawberries, I found mine at the Santa Rosa farmer’s market.  Second thing-find an excuse to take some time to yourself for strawberry recipe development (very important!)  Excuses could include, I’m sick, headache, cramps, backache etc…you get the idea.  Third thing- when everybody is out of the house […]

Raspberry Chocolate Shortcakes with Lavender Infused White Chocolate Cream

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As much as I enjoy a lighter dessert, often a piece of fruit after dinner, I also find that a decadent treat with bites of chocolate, whipped cream and fresh berries is what I’m looking for at the end of a special meal.  Each component of my raspberry chocolate shortcakes with lavender infused white chocolate […]

Lavender, Rosemary and Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

This is such an easy and good recipe.  I made it a couple of years ago and promptly forgot all  about it, until today.  Both the Spanish and French lavender are blooming all over my neighborhood with the English  lavender not far behind.  On a walk this morning I was thinking about simple recipes using […]

Brownie Cupcakes with Lavender Icing

Last week I made crystallized or candied  flowers from my own home grown patch of violas à la Martha Stewart.  Would I recommend this activity?  Yes, if you have a few hours to spare.  Do they taste like candy?  Yes, they do.  Was it fun?  Yes it was in a Martha Stewart-ish kind of way.  […]

Blueberry Sorbet with Lavender Cookies

Blueberry Sorbet, the second in my summer sorbet series, try saying that tongue twister a few times in a row! Even I didn’t know that I had a summer sorbet series going until just now, such a closely guarded secret. I was thinking about blueberry ice cream when I saw the pile of blueberries at […]