vanilla bean simple syrup

Vanilla beans are so much fun! And vanilla bean simple syrup is a breeze to make, and goes with everything…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1-2 T vanilla bean syrup

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

mOMent: Sometimes the term vanilla or ‘being vanilla’ means being safe or conservative. What about vanilla makes it seem so plain? Are you vanilla?

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key lime simple syrup

Ingredients:

3 key limes, zested
1 C pure cane sugar
1 C water

Directions: Add sugar, water and key lime zest to a pot and heat over medium-high heat. Simmer mixture until all of the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes clear and a little bit thicker. Remove from heat and let sit until cool.

Strain mixture to remove key lime zest and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Key limes are a specific variety, different from any other lime. They are smaller and have a slightly different flavor that adds complexity to recipes. Is there any special ingredient that you use to create delicious treats?

lavender simple syrup

This simple syrup is a perfect addition to any kitchen…

Ingredients:

2-3 T fresh harvested lavender flowers
1 C pure cane sugar
1 C water

Directions: Add all ingredients to a pot and heat over medium-high heat.  Simmer mixture until all of the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes clear and a little bit thicker.  Remove from heat and let sit until cool.  Strain mixture to remove lavender flowers and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Tips: Mix with fresh lemons and water for Lavender Lemonade.  Freeze the lavender lemonade for yummy cold popsicles. Or, saute sunflower seeds in simple syrup and add to your favorite salad or oatmeal.

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Lavender has so many amazing uses including the balancing of moods and emotions.  What flavors or scents can you count on to change your mood?

vanilla bean simple syrup

This simple syrup is a perfect addition to any kitchen…

Ingredients:

2-3 vanilla beans
1 C turbinado sugar
1 C water

Directions: Scrape vanilla beans from pods and add all ingredients to a pot, heat over medium heat.  Simmer mixture until all of the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes a little bit thicker.  Remove from heat and let sit until cool.  Strain mixture (if you prefer not to have the vanilla beans floating in your syrup, I kind of like them) and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Om,
Renata

coffee simple syrup

Ingredients:

1 C sugar
1 C coffee

Directions: Add ingredients to a pot and heat over medium heat. Simmer mixture until all of the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes a little bit thicker like a syrup. The quantity should be about half of what you started with. Remove from heat and let sit until cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Om,
Renata