1 onion, peeled and quartered
1 clove garlic
1 hot pepper (jalapeno) stem removed
1 sweet yellow pepper or banana pepper
4 medium tomatoes, quartered seeds removed (roma tomatoes are good)
2 tsp cilantrom or fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and coarse black pepper to taste

1.     Using chopping/mixing blade and with processor running, drop onion, garlic clove, and peppers through the food chute and chop until finely minced. Scrape bowl as needed.  Stop processor.

2.     Add tomatoes, herbs, cumin, lime juice, salt and black pepper. Pulse until desired texture is reached, scraping bowl as needed.  Add hot sauce if desired.


Lavender Honey Cream Cheese Spread

 1 Container Downes Honey Butter Spread (Sold at Walmart)

Or Land O lakes Honey Butter Spread

2- 8 oz packages of Cream Cheese Softened

¼ tsp vanilla extract or lavender vanilla extract

¼ cup of pecans pieces diced

2 tsp culinary lavender

(You may need to add 1 tsp of honey to your taste if not sweetened enough)

 Combine both packages of cream cheese in mixer and combine with Honey Butter until smooth and fluffy add vanilla extract and continue mixing for one minute. Stir in pecans and culinary lavender.



 Lavender Sugar cookies with lavender buds


·         1 cup  unsalted butter - softened

·         1 1/2 cup  confectioners sugar

·         1/2 tsp  lavender vanilla extract

·         1 large egg

·         2 1/2 c flour

·         1 tsp  baking soda

·         1 tsp cream of tartar

·         1/4 tsp  salt

·         2 tbsp. culinary lavender (adjust to taste if your lavender has strong floral notes you made want to reduce to one tbsp)


1.    Cream together the butter and sugar

2.    Add the vanilla and egg and beat well.

3.    In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.

4.    Add the flour mixture to the sugar and egg and mix well.

5.    Stir in the lavender buds 

6.    Transfer to a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log.

7.    Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

8.    Slice log into 1/4 inch slices.

9.    Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.