Pumpkin Baked Ziti With Sage and Lavender Sausage

Pumpkin Baked Ziti With Sage and Lavender Sausage   Print Author: Inspired by Tasty Ingredients 1 pound ziti or rigatoni noodles, cooked to al dente 1 pound sweet Italian sausage ½ onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 5 sage leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon red pepper…

Roasted Carrots with Anise Hyssop and Lavender White Wine Glaze

Roasted Carrots with Anise Hyssop and Lavender White Wine Glaze   Print Roasted carrots are sweet and grounding, perfect for spring. In this recipe, they’re topped with a heavenly white wine reduction that’s kissed with floral and savory notes of anise hyssop and lavender. Author: Inspired by Kitchen Cultures Ingredients 8 small to medium carrots…

Flourless Chocolate Lavender Torte

Flourless Chocolate Lavender Torte

Flourless Chocolate Lavender Torte   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   This easy recipe makes a silky-smooth, chocolaty torte that’s kissed with floral notes of lavender. It’s a great desert for any day – You can even make it ahead of time and freeze it! Author: Inspired…

Pork Chops with Apples, Lavender and Juniper Berries

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples, Lavender and Juniper Berries

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples, Lavender and Juniper Berries   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 1 hour   Using juniper berries as a spice is so much fun during winter months! Harvest them fresh from juniper trees, or find them dried at natural food stores. Piney, citrusy juniper berries…

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage   Print The flavors in this sweet potato dish are warm and inviting. Luscious citrus butter, soft cream cheese, sweet dates, fresh, savory sage and toasted pecans surround and compliment the deliciousness of sweet potato in every bite. Author: Inspired by Taste of Home Ingredients 6 medium sweet…

Apple and Browned Butter Tart with Lavender Shortbread Crust

Apple and Browned Butter Tart with Lavender Shortbread Crust

Apple and Browned Butter Tart with Lavender Crust   Print Author: Inspired by Better Homes & Gardens Ingredients 1½ cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lavender ¾ cup earth balance 1½ tablespoons cold water ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup sugar 5 Honeycrisp apples, cored and cut…

Cherry Tomato and Gruyere Cobbler

Cherry Tomato and Gruyere Cobbler

5.0 from 1 reviews Cherry Tomato and Gruyere Cobbler   Print Prep time 50 mins Cook time 2 hours 20 mins Total time 3 hours 10 mins   An abundance of cherry tomatoes available this time of year makes this dish extra satisfying. With Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions and a healthy serving of butter, this cherry…

Honey Roasted Peaches with Lavender

Honey Roasted Peaches with Lavender

5.0 from 1 reviews Honey Roasted Peaches with Lavender   Print Kissed with lavender, ripe peaches are transformed into a an even more delicious treat with a turn in the oven and a honey drizzle. Author: Inspired by Laura Martin Zapalowski, myrecipes Ingredients ½ T unsalted butter 4 large, ripe peaches, halved and pitted ¼…

Orzo with Summer Squash, Dill & Feta

Orzo with Summer Squash, Basil & Feta   Print Author: Inspired by Country Living Magazine Ingredients 3 tbsp. olive oil olive oil 3 medium summer squash Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 large shallot 1 lb. orzo Zest and juice of 2 lemons (about 1 tablespoon zest and ½ cup juice) 2 tbsp. chopped fresh…

Cherry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Cherry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Cherry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta   Print Ingredients 3 cups pitted and halved dark sweet cherries 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil A few fresh thyme sprigs Coarse salt 10 ounces fresh goat cheese, room temperature Twelve ½-inch-thick slices of toasted rustic bread Directions On a rimmed baking sheet, toss cherries with olive oil and a…

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel

Roasted Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel   Print Ingredients 2 pounds baby beets, scrubbed, tops and root ends trimmed ¼ cup olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tsp crushed lavender buds Pea shoots (tendrils), fennel fronds, and…

Roasted Carrots with Chimichurri

Roasted Carrots with Chimichurri

Roasted Carrots with Chimichurri   Print Author: Inspired by Martha Stewart Ingredients Small carrots ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ cup cilantro leaves 1 tsp red chili flakes 1 minced garlic clove ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar Salt and pepper Directions Stir together parsley, cilantro, red chili flakes, garlic, oil, and…

Grilled Broccoli and Arugula Salad

Grilled Broccoli and Arugula Salad

Grilled Broccoli and Arugula Salad   Print Author: Ninebark, Napa, C Ingredients 2 heads of broccoli, florets separated, stems peeled and reserved Kosher salt 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 oil-packed anchovy fillet 1 garlic clove ⅔ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup buttermilk 1 cup chervil with tender sprigs 1 cup tarragon leaves ¼ cup chopped chives…

Fresh Chocolate Truffles with Lavender and Fennel

Fresh Chocolate Truffles with Lavender and Fennel

Fresh Chocolate Truffles with Lavender and Fennel   Print Serves: 28 Ingredients ½ tsp. whole fennel seeds 6 ounces of your favorite organic dark chocolate ⅔ cup heavy cream 2 tbsps. unsalted butter, diced 1 tsp. culinary lavender 2 tbsps. granulated sugar ¼ cup organic unsweetened cocoa powder Directions Place the fennel seeds in a…

Caramelized Butternut Squash with Lavender

Caramelized Butternut Squash with Lavender

Caramelized Butternut Squash with Lavender   Print Tender butternut squash melts in your mouth, its caramelized outside adding rich texture. Lavender brings out deeper flavors in this cozy winter dish. Author: Inspired by Barefoot Contessa Ingredients 2 medium butternut squash (4 to 5 pounds total) 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ¼ cup light brown sugar,…

Caramelized Almonds with Lavender

5.0 from 1 reviews Caramelized Almonds with Lavender   Print These sweet and savory almonds are great served alone or on a cheese plate. Add to your favorite salad, or package for a “hostess/host” gift to give during the holiday season. Author: Robin Dery Ingredients 3 Tbl. Sugar 2 teas. Fennel seed 1 teas. Lavender buds 1…

Orecchiette with Butternut Squash and Sage

Orecchiette with Butternut Squash and Sage   Print Ingredients Coarse salt 12 ounces orecchiette 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 small butternut squash, halved and peeled, seeds and pulp scooped and reserved, flesh cut into ½-inch pieces (4 cups) Butternut Squash 3 tablespoons unsalted butter ¼ cup packed fresh sage leaves…

Ratatouille Spirals

Ratatouille Spirals

Ratatouille Spirals   Print Feast on beautiful little rolls of eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, mozzarella and anchovy, all baked in a tangy, fresh tomato sauce, with a hint lavender, of course. Author: Adapted from Grace Parisi Ingredients 3 pounds heirloom tomatoes, scored with an “X” on the bottoms 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for…

Christine’s Cucumber Salad with Lavender

Christine’s Cucumber Salad with Lavender   Print Ingredients 2 large cucumbers or 3-4 small cucumbers 2 T olive oil 1 T apple cider vinegar 1-2 cloves chopped garlic 1½ tsp. fresh dill ⅛ tsp. crushed lavender salt and pepper to taste Directions Thinly slice cucumbers and mix all ingredients together. Eat fresh or cover and…

Lettuce and spring onion risotto

4.0 from 1 reviews Lettuce and spring onion risotto   Print Lettuce and spring onion risotto with lemon and goat’s cheese. This quick risotto recipe is all about the fresh spring flavours of the lettuce and spring onion. Author: delicious magazine Ingredients 1 bunch of spring onions (about 10), trimmed 1 litre light vegetable stock…

Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Lavender Lemon Pepper

Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Lavender Lemon Pepper

Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Lavender Lemon Pepper   Print Serves: 6 servings Ingredients ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped parsley 2 pounds thin asparagus, ends trimmed Fleur de sel or coarse sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Organic Lavender Lemon Pepper to…

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie   Print Prep time 40 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Take this recipe, mould it to your taste, to your family’s palate. You can make it vegetarian, by adding a few more veggies like corn and beans and using vegetable stock. This recipe is healthy comfort…

A Lavender Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re spending it with your sweetie, celebrating with your friends, or planning the perfect “Me Day” – nothing says love like lavender. From sweet treats to delightful decór, dried lavender will add a special something to your Valentine’s Day plans. Here are five ways to infuse your day of love with lavender…

spicy lavender kale chips

Spicy Lavender Kale Chips

Spicy Lavender Kale Chips   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   Spicy Lavender Kale Chips made with Spice Rub or Herbes de Provence Author: Lida Lafferty from Spike it with Lavender Cookbook Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: American Ingredients 1 bunch kale 1 T plus 1 tsp extra…

Hand-picked stocking stuffers and holiday gift box collections

Help Santa fill the stockings of your loved ones with sensibly-grown products they’ll love. Mix and match to create a stockin’ full o’ fun. Here are my top ten favorite tiny gifts, made right here in Palisade, CO. Paola’s top ten stocking stuffers Lavender Hand & Body Lotion – Infused with lavender essential oil, this creamy rich…

Winefest Weekend

We are open all weekend, including Sunday. Help us celebrate Colorado Mountain Winefest Weekend in Palisade.  Here at the farm we will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday September 17th and 9:00 am  to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 18th. We will have olive oil, heirloom tomato and jam tastings.  We will have some light…

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Preserving the harvest: Our three favorite ways

It’s hard to believe that in just one week, we harvested more than 20,000 pounds of cherries. And we even left a few trees full for the birds! Such is farming – and gardening – after all. In the winter, we dream up our designs and flip through gardening catalogs, prepare our beds and tend to…

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Flavored Waters and Tasty Teas

As this spring weather changes from cold to hot (and often back and forth!), flavored waters are a delightful treat. Whether you’re in the mood for a hot drink or a refreshingly cool one, adding herbs to your water makes for a tasty beverage. Infuse your ice water with fresh herbs. Use either fresh or dried herbs…

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Spring Is Here, and Lavender’s on the Menus

It’s that time of year in Colorado. After months of skiing and sledding and staying indoors, people are excited to see the sun again. And despite the tug-and-pull of cold, wet days between dry, sunny ones – the people have declared it: Spring is here. And lavender is on the menus. Yes, all of the…