Sunday, March 4, 2012

What do you do to treat yourself?

We women are always so busy taking care of others, we often forget to take some time for ourselves.

Courtesy of Jocelyn Gibson, the heroine in The Magic of Lavender, book one of The Goddess Connection, who prepares lavender dishes for her guests at Lavender Hill Inn, here's a great way to embrace your inner goddess. Make it a girlfriend night! Kick back and enjoy.

Lavender Margaritas

1 cup tequila 
 ½ cup blue curacao or other orange-flavored liqueur
1 cup canned coconut milk
1/3 cup lime juice
2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
4 cups ice cubes
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon fresh or dried culinary lavender blossoms
Lime wedge
Lavender sprigs to decorate

In blender, combine tequila, curacao, coconut milk, and lime juice. Cover and turn to high speed, then gradually add raspberries, blueberries, and ice. Whirl until margarita mixture is smooth and slushy.
Put sugar and lavender blossoms in a small bowl. Rub with your fingers or mash with a spoon to release some of the lavender flavor. Rub glass rims with lime wedge to moisten. Dip rims in lavender sugar or coarse salt, coating evenly.
Pour margaritas into sugar- or salt-rimmed glasses. 
Garnish with lavender sprigs and lime wedge.

Or, for easy Lavender Margaritas, use a can of frozen margarita mix, follow the recipe on the can and add lavender!

Here's the book video for Dancing With the Devil, book 2 of The Goddess Connection, coming March 30. 

What's your favorite way to treat yourself?

Cate Masters loves romance with a dash of magic and mayhem! Multipublished in contemporary to historical, sweet to erotic, fantasy/dark fantasy to speculative, she sometimes mashes genres. Reviewers have described her stories as “so compelling, I did not want to put it down,” and “such romantic tales that really touch your soul.”
When not spending time with her family, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at, and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.


blcsdina said...

Clever-posting a recipe related to your book! Good one!

Cate Masters said...

My heroine in The Magic of Lavender made many specialty dishes with culinary lavender. Lavender lemonade was the specialty at The Lavender Hill Inn, but lavender margaritas are better! :)

Debby said...

I may have to try one of these. It sounds delicious.
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Catherine Lee said...

I'll have to try this recipe. I haven't had lavender in food too often. I had a lavender cupcake once. I treat myself with cookies or an occasional cupcake at one of our local downtown cupcake shops. My daily treat is tea with honey. YUM.

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Cate Masters said...

Cheers, Deb and Catherine! :)

Shadow said...

Sounds good! Im definitely gonna have to try it. Thanks for sharing!