Welcome to Lavender & Honey, my blog which is now both new and old. In the past I would post on here intermittently, with whatever was on my mind at the time. I started this blog in 2011, however so much has changed both in my life and in who I am since then I found it no longer felt like my blog. When thinking about starting back up in posting I would hesitate. I’ve come to the decision that what I need is a re-start.
Lavender & Honey will now be dedicated to having conversations on food, cooking, and life. We’ll be making recipes such as butternut squash stuffed bell peppers, curry, baked brie in pastry dough, Swedish cinnamon rolls known as Kanelbullar, matcha chocolate chip muffins, rum flavored ice cream, and specialty coffee drinks. Writing about food isn’t only about the recipes, it’s about who you share it with, what you’re going through in life while you make it, savoring the sensations of preparing the food, and the way food can connect people.
Food isn’t just something we eat to get through the day. I have vivid memories of waking up in the early crisp morning to blueberry muffins at my grandparents’ house; standing in line at Café du Monde watching beignets fry, and then trying to bite into them without breathing in the towers of powdered sugar; getting a blueberry cream cheese king cake from Gambino’s Bakery for family birthdays in January; anxiously waiting at Thanksgiving every year for a slice, or four, of my family’s traditional raisin meringue pie. It’s not just eating food that provides fond memories, either. Laughing along with someone while you bake a fun treat or having deep conversations while you make dinner can be just as memorable.
Please join me in this celebration of food and life, I look forward to connecting with you!