RECIPES

Monte-Bellaria Lavender Dark Chocolate Sauce

This is a beautiful topping for almost any dessert but is also excellent for making a rich, chocolate milk. Use a half-teaspoon in espresso for an awesome mocha. Our favorite dark chocolate for this sauce is Guittard, which conveniently comes in 3-2 oz bars, each of which is scored for breaking. Ingredients: 3/4 cup            

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Oatmeal Cookies

When you are looking for a treat that will appeal to all ages, there’s nothing like a great oatmeal cookie.  The added richness of our culinary lavender and lavender honey makes the cookie perfect for special dessert occasions.         Ingredients: Lavender Butter 1 1/4 sticks       Unsalted butter, melted 1 TBSP             Monte-Bellaria

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Biscotti

Monte-Bellaria Lavender Biscotti

Nothing beats a perfect little biscotti cookie to go with morning coffee. “Bis cotti” in Italian translates roughly to secondary bake, which describes this easy recipe perfectly. Often these little cookies are made with almonds and or amaretto, but this bake uses a savory lavender flavor. Lavender Oil: 1/2 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil 1

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Candied Nuts

Lavender is a unique flavor that combines the attributes of both an herb and a spice. In this recipe, the lavender provides a spicy complement to the meaty flavor of nuts. Some lavenders (particularly English lavender varieties) add a more floral note to the flavor, while Monte-Bellaria’s Culinary Lavender buds are more herbal and are

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Honey Ice Cream

  When you are planning a menu for that very special group of friends, the big question of “what do I serve for dessert” is always a challenge.  Here is a recipe for a light, clean and delicious lavender honey ice cream that will not only be unique but also the perfect compliment for almost

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Apple Pie

Mom’s apple pie is a dessert that nobody turns down. This recipe adds some non-traditional spices that remind me of a Swedish dessert—the secret ingredients are lavender and cardamom. The apples you choose for your pie will have a big impact on how much sugar you need to add; if you have a very tart

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Roasted Asparagus

A sure sign that spring has sprung is the appearance of the first shoots of asparagus. If you are looking for a new way to spice up this beautiful ingredient, this recipe will enhance—not drown out—the fresh taste of fresh harvested asparagus! Begin with the freshest asparagus you can find. If you aren’t harvesting it

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Lemonade

    For a wonderful, refreshing summer time beverage, this lavender lemonade can’t be beat. It is both sweet and savory, picking up a uniquely delicious herbal boost from the lavender buds. As with many lavender recipes, the secret to getting a beautiful flavor is to steep the lavender buds for at least 20 minutes

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Herbed Roasted Mushrooms

This recipe boosts the normal umami of mushrooms by adding a layer of savory lavender flavor.  When most people think of lavender, they think of a highly floral, semi-sweet flavor.  But some lavenders, particularly the oil-rich hybrids of English and Portuguese lavenders, are far more herbal and savory.  This recipe uses two, atypical flavors: the

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