Personal | The Art of Slow Living | Honey Lavender

The art of slow living is something I have been harping on for awhile. I learned that from both my grandfathers. One was a farmer – and took that simple life with him to the city, and the other was a swamp living man who created his own water and plumbing system and lived his life off the grid. 

This is a photo of my grandparents:

Being in the kitchen is one of my favorite ways to practice slow living. I usually turn on my stove to boil water in the kettle, ground my coffee beans, and french press my coffee in my favorite coffee cup. I love doing that right before the sun wakes up! I try to do that before checking my phone – but that doesn't happen the way I would like it to.

This weekend – between editing I made Honey Lavender simple syrup! It was indeed simple to make!

To make it all you need is:

1 tablespoon of culinary dried lavender
1 cup of honey
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar

Put everything in a small sauce pan, put it on low heat, and keep stirring into the sugar dissolves. It thickens a little bit – but it is supposed to be more like a simple syrup – than a sticky syrup consistency! Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes – let it cool for 5 minutes then add them to jars for storage.

I have been adding honey lavender to everything! From iced lattes, to my teas, and I even made a blueberry lemon pound cake with honey lavender icing – it was insanely good!

Anyone can add an element of slow living to their life. Opening the little jars of simple syrup that took less than 10 minutes to make – made my normal tasks of drinking tea a little more special. 

I am hoping to share more of these posts in the future. I like the challenge of this project as a lifestyle photographer – it is a very fun way to tell you guys a little bit about my story!