Friday, April 5, 2013

honey vanilla syrup

i was recently invited by a sweet friend, who also happens to be the best neighbor in the world, to go on a drive up to Shaver Lake for a little adventure. we both have girls the same age, so we strapped them into the back seat and headed for the hills! we were a little under prepared for chilly weather. while still at home we thought it would be a good idea to bring swim suits, just in case it was warm enough to put our feet in the lake. boy, were we wrong! there was patches of (dirty) snow still on the sides of the road!! little a and i are still working on being flexible and patient... so i had to deal with her bad attitude when we couldn't get wet. i confess i struggled keeping my own heart in control as a response to her temper tantrum.... but i managed. 

the day was saved when we decided to head to a little cafe and order some crepes (not paleo). Steph (my neighbor) ordered a spinach, cheese, and green onion crepe with poppy seed dressing and i had the lemon crepe. AMAZING! definitely going to try to recreate it. but the thing that stuck in my head was the Honey Vanilla Latte i ordered. i never thought honey would taste good with coffee (reformed-four-tablesoons-of-granulated-sugar-in-my-coffee-girl), but it was suttly sweet and just right!

dang. so good. 

here is my attempt at homemade coffee syrup, honey vanilla flavor. the great news is that it's paleo! 




{HONEY VANILLA SYRUP}
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 vanilla bean, scraped

put all ingredients in a small sauce pan (including the vanilla bean pod!!) and bring to a simmer. let simmer until well combined. 

viola! 

easy breezy lemon squeezy. 

love, 
tara

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