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22 09, 2017

Visiting Mad Lavender Farm

By |September 22nd, 2017|

Just picked bouquet of fresh lavender. Mad Lavender Farm is open in September through October from 10am to 4pm Friday through Sunday. Our first bloom of lavender is in June. The second bloom of lavender is not as vigorous as the first bloom in June, however, there is lavender in the field during [...]

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 [...]

29 05, 2016

Kombucha Fast Track Workshop

By |May 29th, 2016|

Do you want to start enjoying home-made Kombucha ASAP? This is the workshop for you.  The benefits are enormous; to your health, your taste buds and your pocketbook. It takes a bit of patience to brew your own Kombucha, especially when you are just getting started. I have designed the Kombucha Fast-Track Workshop to get [...]

20 03, 2016

Lavender Souffle Workshop

By |March 20th, 2016|

Lavender souffle, one dozen eggs and a tin of lavender buds. Four lavender souffle right out of the oven. It's rumored that Spring Equinox is the day when you can balance an egg on it's end. But we won't waste time with that when there are much better indulgences to be [...]

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 [...]

14 02, 2016

Culinary Lavender Primer

By |February 14th, 2016|Recipes|

I have a few cups of culinary lavender buds left from last harvest and a new cookbook called Discover Cooking with Lavender by Kathy Gehrt that I'm eager to start experimenting with. I was most intrigued by her recipe for making lavender honey. It looks so nice and simple to make and what a nice [...]