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7 03, 2017

Red Eggs for Eostar

By |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 |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 [...]

2 10, 2016

Kombucha Recipes

By |October 2nd, 2016|Recipes|

When you have successfully fermented a batch of Kombucha, you will want to try different recipes to flavor and bottle your Kombucha. Plain kombucha is poured into a dispenser to mix with an infusion or juice to create a flavor. There are four flavors of Kombucha that I make that are consistently my [...]

11 09, 2016

Heirloom Blue Potatoes with Roasted Lavender

By |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 [...]

8 09, 2016

Fresh Flower Salad

By |September 8th, 2016|Recipes|

It's a hot September this year but you can still enjoy lettuce from the garden. Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce grown in tent. You just need to find a shady spot to throw your lettuce seeds, like under your tomato plants. A hoop tent works even better. I used a seed packet of Black Seeded [...]

1 09, 2016

Roasted Lavender Hummus

By |September 1st, 2016|Recipes|

I was scrambling for a healthy snack today and I realize I had all the ingredients for hummus: a can of garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic & lemon, salt. I whirled them all together with a little water in my Ninja blender until it was nice and smooth. When I tasted it, though, it seemed so [...]

17 05, 2016

Beltane on Mad Lavender Farm

By |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 |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 [...]

21 02, 2016

Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Lavender Buds

By |February 21st, 2016|Recipes|

I learned about roasting lavender buds recently from the cookbook "Discover Cooking with Lavender". I now have a jar packed with fragrant, earthy buds that I roasted last week. For the instructions for roasting, see Culinary Lavender Primer. While roasting my lavender buds, the house was redolent with the most divine scent. I was eager [...]

19 02, 2016

Lavender Scones (Gluten Free)

By |February 19th, 2016|Recipes|

I found a recipe for "Best Ever Gluten Free Scones" and I can testify to the truth of the title. This is my go-to recipe for glutin free scones.  I have, however, made a few critical alterations. In case you're not an experienced baker, I've included photos to help make your experience foolproof. Ingredients [...]