Sliced Mandarins with Lavender and Honey

Any easily peeled, seedless mandarin can be used to make this healthy and refreshing dessert. If you use lavender honey, omit the additional dried lavender.

½ cup mild-flavored honey, such as orange blossom or clover

1 teaspoon dried lavender

1 pound Satsuma or other seedless mandarin

Warm the honey in a small saucepan over low heat. Crush the lavender and add it to the honey. Remove from heat and let the mixture steep for 30 minutes. Strain the honey before serving.

Peel the mandarins and use a sharp, thin-bladed knife to slice each across the segments, about ¼-inch thick, to make pinwheel shapes. If the segments fall apart, just reassemble them.

Arrange the slices on dessert plates and drizzle the honey over. Serve with plain sugar cookies.