Peaches, Peaches, Peaches… we have peaches!

Peachfest weekend is here.  Come to the farm and get your peaches.  We are offering tote bags – ripe and ready to eat.  Single layer boxes and double layer boxes. Glo Havens and Coral Stars – great mid season varieties are currently available.

LAVENDER FESTIVAL AT THE FARM SUNDAY JULY 13TH

We are in full swing with preparations.  After a busy day in the park we are now getting ready to greet you at the farm! Come to our farm, tomorrow, Sunday July 13th and enjoy a guided tour, music, scavenger hunt, u-pick lavender, crafts and  lavender featured gourmet pizzas(fresh toppings will come from our farm), lavender cupcakes,…

CHERRIES SOLD OUT

Thank you everyone for your business this season.  We hope next year we will have this fickle but delicious crop once again!  They are still the “best cherries in town”.

Poppies blooming

The fields of poppies on the farm have been spectacular this year. I believe it is attributed to all the moisture we had over the winter and spring. We use poppies between the rows of lavender to cut down on weeds and to feed the bees. This week we are beginning to knock them over…

Salsa Cruda

Salsa Cruda   Print Author: Paola Recipe type: Entree Cuisine: Italian Ingredients 1½ lb. diced heirloom tomatoes or mixed cherry tomatoes sliced in half(if larger quartered) 1 tsp. sea salt ¼ c. chopped onion 4 garlic cloves 3 Tbs. olive oil ¼ c. black olives sliced ¼ c. coarsely chopped parsley 2 Tbs. chopped fresh…

Cold Lavender-Cantaloupe Soup

Cold Lavender-Cantaloupe Soup   Print Author: The Lavender Cookbook Recipe type: Appetiser Ingredients 1 cantaloupe (about 3 lb) seeded, peeled and cut into large cubes 4 yellow peaches, peeled, pitted and diced 1 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons grated lime zest 1 tablespoon lavender honey 8 oz plain yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh lavender flowers and…

Almond Lavender Cake

Almond Lavender Cake   Print Author: Taste of Home Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 12 Ingredients 2 cup sugar, divided ½ cup slivered almonds 1 Tablespoon plus 1 tsp dried lavender flower buds, divided 1 cup butter softened 4 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup sour cream ¼ cup half & half 2 ½ all purpose…

Chocolate Lavender Honey Tart

Chocalate Lavender Honey Tart   Print Author: (Bon Appetit Magazine, April 2008) Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients Nonstick vegetable oil spray 9 whole chocolate graham crackers (about 5 oz.) 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temp, divided 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup whipping cream 2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender blossoms 12 oz. bittersweet or semisweet…

Honey Lavender Shortbread

Honey Lavender Shortbread   Print Author: Adapted from Milk & Cookies Bakery Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 30 cookies Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon dried or fresh lavender 6 ounces unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons honey ½ cup confectioners’ sugar Directions Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and…

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon   Print Recipe type: Entree Serves: 8-10 Ingredients 3 pounds of Salmon Filet 4 Tbsp Honey 6 Tbsp Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Lavender, crushed with mortar & pestle ¼ c White Wine 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice Directions Place all ingredients, except salmon, in saucepan over moderate heat, stirring…

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade   Print Recipe type: Drinks Ingredients Lavender Simple Syrup Sugar Fresh lemon juice Water Directions To make plain simple syrup boil equal parts sugar and water(i.e. 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water) .Combine one part simple syrup, one part fresh lemon juice and four parts water. Stir thoroughly . Fill…

Lavender Margarita

Lavender Margarita   Print Author: Courtesy of: FineLiving.com Recipe type: Drinks Ingredients 2 oz. Silver Tequila ½ oz. Cointreau (Triple Sec) 1 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup ½ lime Sugar Dried lavender Directions In a shaker, combine 2 oz. Silver Tequila, ½ oz Cointreau, ½ simple syrup and the juice of half a lime and let…

Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender Simple Syrup   Print Ingredients 1 cup water 3 Tbsp fresh or dried lavender flowers 2 cups of sugar Directions Bring water and lavender to boil. Stir in sugar until fully dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Keep in the refrigerator for three days, then fine strain the lavender. Add to mixed…

chocolate lavender shortbread cookies

Chocolate Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Lavender Shortbread   Print Lavender Chocolate Shortbread Author: Paola Legarre Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Ingredients 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 Tb Lavender honey (optional) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ⅔ cup Cocoa powder 1 Tb fresh or dried lavender (Folgate or Melissa is exceptional if available)…

Five for Five My top favorites

My Favorites! My Top Fives = Five for Five  These are my personnel favorites after use and application trials. Best Lavender for Crafts Folgate Miss Katherine Impress Purple Royal Velvet Wycoff Best Lavenders for Cooking Folgate Buena Vista Miss Katherine Royal Velvet Provence Best Lavender for Essential Oil & Hydrosol True Grosso Maillette Folgate Impress…

Tips on Growing Lavender

TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL LAVENDER GROWING   TIP 1: Lavender needs full sun; a minimum of 6 to 8 hours. TIP 2: Lavender does not like “wet” feet, so give it a good soak and then let the plant go dry. If your soil is heavy and slow to drain, create a hospitable place for lavenders…