dream a little dream: lavender waffles with raspberry coulis


Well, if this isn’t a breakfast overload, then I don’t know what is. To clarify, this kind of breakfast is a once-a-year extravaganza and probably shouldn’t be eaten every Sunday morning, but sometimes a bit of splurge is a necessity. And this morning, every single calorie was justified.

We’ve been having a lot of work done in our our co-op and the past week was particularly hellish. The building is being re-piped and we’ve had construction workers entering our place from 8am until 5pm all week long. This weekend is a well deserved break from all the loud drilling, sawing, and bustle that’s been going on. Tomorrow morning, things will pick up again and hopefully by mid-week, we’ll have our bathroom and kitchen to ourselves once again. If we worked off site as it were, we’d be fine…but this week I’ve worn earplugs while working at my computer and even had to escape our neighbourhood once or twice just to get away from all the racket.

This weekend has been sweet for me…gardening, meeting up with friends and basking in the sunshine. My husband, however, has work deadlines looming and has been spending the weekend working late until the wee hours of the morning. Being the good wife that I am, I decided that this morning breakfast would be a treat for Cornelius. For years he’s been talking about the Belgium waffles he ate at Expo ’86 — golden waffles topped with whipped cream and strawberries. It’s been his dream meal…and this morning, I made that dream come true. Crispy waffles flavoured with vanilla and lavender piled high with honey-sweetened cream and a raspberry coulis. Over the top, yes, but totally rad.

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14 comments to “dream a little dream: lavender waffles with raspberry coulis”

  1. 1
    Rachel   June 3, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    that is a very, very long time to wait for these waffles! they look fabulous!

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    E.A. Aleksandroff, alias GT   June 3, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    they look delicious…

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    wellunderstood   June 3, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    wow. i never would have thought to add lavender to waffles . . . they look as amazing as they sound!

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    Joanne   June 3, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Egads! Homemade waffles!
    Perchance to dream…
    I don’t see why this delightful dish could not be introduced for breakfast more often :D

    I’m sure C would agree!

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    Joe   June 3, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Worth every single delicious calorie!

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    kickpleat   June 3, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    i’m sure cornelius would agree with you, rachel!

    thanks, gtangerine!

    me neither, wellunderstood, but i figured it was about time to try some lavender in my cooking and i was pretty happy with the results.

    i do love homemade waffles, joanne, and these definitely guilded the lily!

    i couldn’t agree more, joe :)

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    wellunderstood   June 4, 2007 at 4:09 am

    oh, and thanks for the link! i’m such a huge fan of your blog!

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    Patricia Scarpin   June 4, 2007 at 5:43 am

    Kickpleat, I think that with breakfast like this anyone would be smiling from ear to ear. :)
    You and your husband certainly deserved it!

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    mark   June 4, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    i have a good friend who does not like sandwiches

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    Judy   June 5, 2007 at 5:32 am

    This sounds divine. I love waffles and pancakes and french toast, and pretty much anything that can be smothered in fruit and whipped cream and still be called ‘breakfast’. Decadent but worth it.

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    Paige   June 6, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Those look phenomenal. Might be just the thing for a Canada Day breakfast, what with the colours and the history.

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    Kristen   June 6, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Oh wow… that is a great way to start the day! Looks delicious!

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    Jerry   June 7, 2007 at 8:01 am

    Everyone is making these fabulous breakfast dishes and I’m salivating at the thought of them.

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    kickpleat   June 8, 2007 at 9:44 am

    no problem, wellunderstood! your blog was a nice discovery :)

    thank you patricia, just looking at that photo has me smiling!

    hmmmm, mark…no relation to my brother, perhaps?

    judy, i agree completely…tho i’m a fan of the savory breakfasts too! this is definitely a nice change of pace.

    great idea, paige! this is totally a canada day breakfast!

    thanks kristen & jerry!

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