Nectarines Poached in Lavender Honey

4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons dried lavender buds
6 nectarines, halved and pitted (about 1 1/2 pounds)
6 cups vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
Fresh lavender sprigs (optional)


Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in lavender buds. Add nectarines. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until nectarines are just tender (do not overcook). Remove nectarines from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving liquid in pan.

Bring liquid to a boil, and cook until reduced to 3 cups (about 10 minutes). Cool slightly. Serve syrup with nectarines and yogurt. Garnish with fresh lavender, if desired.
from Cooking Light.