Category: The Novel Bakers

Gathering in the Garden~ Meet Birdie

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Gathering in the Garden: From lifelong friends, artists, and gardeners, comes a delightful little gift book full of ideas to transform ordinary events into garden parties, complete with menus and recipes. I had a little Gathering in the Garden inspiration and fun with Shelley Snow’s scarecrow, May Rain, and my version of her…

Gathering in the Garden with May Rain

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Gathering in the Garden: From lifelong friends, artists, and gardeners, comes a delightful little gift book full of ideas to transform ordinary events into garden parties, complete with menus and recipes. I had a little Gathering in the Garden inspiration and fun with Shelley Snow’s scarecrow, “May Rain”, dressed in her…

Lavender Week in Review & Winners!

The Novel Bakers have been buzzing with activity this week and serving up delicious and fragrant recipes! You can visit our Pinterest board for future inspiration and see what you might have missed! If you want to Stop and Smell the Lavender, here is my week in review. . . A Picnic with Lavender Lavender Lemonade, Chocolate Lavender Brownies,…

Lavender, Birds, Butterflies & Bees

I’ve been all aflutter over lavender week and The Novel Bakers have been buzzing with  activity and delicious and fragrant recipes! I had plans for a lavender-inspired table for a couple of weeks. Mother Nature finally cooperated and the skies cleared in time to play at the table, rather than the kitchen . . .…

Lavender Lemonade Cupcakes

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week. . . I found a quick & easy recipe for Lemonade Cupcakes using a boxed cake mix and frozen lemonade concentrate. I decided to boost the flavor factor by adding some dried culinary French lavender to the cake mix after discovering Chocolate Lavender Brownies! Lavender Lemonade Cupcakes,…

The Bee’s Knees

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week. . . I’ve had a fragrant and delicious time with The Novel Bakers   playing with lavender and searching for recipes! I found several new beverages~ Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Margaritas, both perfect for summer and made with a lavender syrup or lavender sweet and sour mix.…

Lavender Crab Cakes

I’m experiencing the lure of lavender  with The Novel Bakers this week. I’ve been picnicking and loading my wheelbarrow with salt,  sipping on Lavender Margaritas! The recipe for these wonderful crab cakes are  from Sharon Shipley’s The Lavender Cookbook. The lavender flavor in these crab cakes is subtle~ 2 teaspoons ground dried culinary French lavender…

Lavender~ Salty & Sweet

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week! The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley is full of tempting sweet and savory recipes~ The recipes were developed using dried culinary ‘Provence’ lavender buds, which have a gentle lavender flavor that’s not bitter, medicinal or perfumey.  I found culinary French lavender from Amazon here. There are also recipes to bring lavender to the table by…

A Lavender Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week! The skies finally cleared long enough for me to spread a quilt for a Lavender Picnic. . . And enjoy a few lavender treats~ courtesy of The Lavender Cookbook. “The appeal of lavender extends beyond its fragrance to the rich yet delicate flavor it adds to a variety of foods. The Lavender…