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1 02, 2018

Mushroom Soup with Roasted Lavender

By | 2018-02-04T17:03:06+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Recipes|

Roasted lavender buds are my go-to for savory winter dishes. Roasting lavender buds is a real game changer, introducing a unique and kind of nutty taste to savory dishes. Click on the link and then scroll down to see how to roast lavender buds. It's so easy. Mushroom soup with roasted lavender buds. [...]

7 03, 2017

Red Eggs for Eostar

By | 2018-02-04T17:03:07+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Pagan Celebrations|

Easter was originally a pagan celebration of the "pregnant" phase of the Goddess Eostar or Eostre, celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. The Moon-hare that was sacred to the Goddess is now know as the Easter Bunny. Saxon poets apparently knew Eostre was the same Goddess as [...]

28 12, 2016

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

By | 2018-02-04T17:03:07+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Recipes|

I love hot chocolate in the winter. Perhaps because I drink it so much at this time of year, I also like to change it up a bit. Sometimes I add a pinch of cayenne to my hot chocolate to give it a gentle heat. Lavender always pairs really nicely with chocolate, too, with it's [...]

11 09, 2016

Heirloom Blue Potatoes with Roasted Lavender

By | 2018-02-04T17:03:07+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Recipes|

Ever since I discovered the inimitable aroma and taste of roasted lavender buds, I have been finding more and more ways to enjoy them. Tonight I prepared a pot of Heritage Blue Potatoes, cutting them into quarters and boiling them in a little salted water. I was going to run out to the garden and [...]

17 05, 2016

Beltane on Mad Lavender Farm

By | 2018-02-04T17:03:08+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Pagan Celebrations|

May 14th, 2016 was the day of our first Pagan Sabbat celebration on Mad Lavender Farm: the Dance of the Maypole on Beltane. Traditionally Beltane is held on May 1st but our first attempt was rained out. Mother Nature does not, apparently, hold to our schedule! In her classic tome, "The Spiral Dance", Starhawk says [...]

23 04, 2016

Celebration of the Sacred Union

By | 2018-02-04T17:03:08+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Pagan Celebrations|

You are invited to the Wedding of the Season at Mad Lavender Farm, our very first Pagan celebration! (click on the link for details). If it is your very first MayPole celebration, you may be wondering what it means. Beltane means Great Fire and it is a celebration of the awe and wonder of Nature [...]