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Lavender Lemon Blueberry Gluten-free Muffins

I am so excited about these muffins. I knew it was a great recipe when I took them out of the oven and attempted to peel the paper off before they were cooled.....and yay! the paper did not stick annoyingly to the muffin! The inside is cakey, not too dense. Perfect gluten free muffins. Ingredients [...]

By |2019-01-05T20:21:58+00:00January 5th, 2019|Recipes|

Our Lavender Sage Wreath. It’s more than just decor.

We have just hosted one of our Lavender Sage Wreath workshops and it inspired me to share with you the significance of the wreath. Oh yes, they are more than just a seasonal household ornament. There is a history and symbolism behind that beautiful ring of flowers. Let’s start with the circle.  The circle is [...]

By |2018-08-16T14:56:08+00:00August 16th, 2018|Workshops|

Sacred Sound Healing in Our Tipi

I don’t think I have ever met anyone who didn’t like music. I mean, sure, people have their preferences but not to like music of any kind might actually be impossible. Music has been said to be "the universal language of all mankind."  - Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, or, “Music is a language that doesn’t [...]

By |2018-08-10T17:28:39+00:00August 10th, 2018|Workshops|

Mushroom Soup with Roasted Lavender

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. [...]

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

Red Eggs for Eostar

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 [...]

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

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

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 [...]

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

Heirloom Blue Potatoes with Roasted Lavender

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 [...]

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

Beltane on Mad Lavender Farm

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 [...]

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

Celebration of the Sacred Union

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 [...]

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

Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Lavender Buds

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 [...]

By |2018-02-04T17:03:09+00:00February 21st, 2016|Recipes|

Lavender Scones (Gluten Free)

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 [...]

By |2018-02-04T17:03:09+00:00February 19th, 2016|Recipes|

Love Your Belly Kombucha Workshop

"Love Your Belly" Kombucha Workshop February's Kombucha workshop on Mad Lavender Farm is called "Love Your Belly" because Kombucha is so good for your digestive system. And that's just for starters. There's lot's of information on the internet about the benefits of Kombucha.This link:  7 Reasons to Drink Kombucha has a lot of [...]

By |2018-02-04T17:03:09+00:00January 20th, 2016|Workshops|

Wwoofers on Mad Lavender Farm

Way back when we were first talking about becoming farmers (about 4 years ago) someone mentioned WWOOF aka Willing Workers On Organic Farms or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. In the winter of 2015 we joined WWOOF USA as host farmers and we can't say enough good things about it. The people who volunteer [...]

By |2018-02-04T17:03:09+00:00January 7th, 2016|Life on the Farm|

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