Friday, December 16, 2016

A gift and a drink.

Simmering Potpourri and Lavender Latte - by Molly Sams

We suggest using the peel instead of the whole orange slice to avoid any sludge or slime.

Simmering Potpourri
You will need:
Orange peel
Star Anise
Juniper Berry
A nice simmering pot
At least a quart of water

You can use a just a few herbs or all that we suggest and more. We figure the more the merrier!

Begin boiling water and when it is at a steady boil reduce to a simmer. Then add herbs and peel. Allow to simmer and add water as needed. Enjoy!

Be sure to pack the extra simmering potpourri as gifts for your family and house guests! 

Lavender Latte

This is a wonderfully decadent but simple drink you can make for special occasions or for your morning cup of joe!

You will need:

Fresh coffee grounds (enough to make a strong pot)
A coffee maker (I use a French Press)
1 T Lavender buds (fresh or dried)
Milk of your choice (my favorite to use is cashew!)
A big mug to hold all the goodness in!


You can either infuse the lavender with coffee or milk. Whichever works best for you. If you infuse it with the coffee, simply put it in with the grounds and let steep or percolate as normal.
To infuse in the milk, warm the milk in a stove top pan and whisk lavender flowers in the milk until milk is hot and frothy. then strain into a Mason jar and close the lid tightly. Shake until you reached desired frothiness.
Combine milk and coffee and enjoy.  You can always add a lavender sprig or lavender buds as garnish!

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