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16 08, 2018

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

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

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 [...]

28 12, 2016

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

By |2018-02-04T17:03:07+00:00December 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+00:00September 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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 |2018-02-04T17:03:09+00:00February 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 [...]

20 01, 2016

Love Your Belly Kombucha Workshop

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

"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 [...]

7 01, 2016

Wwoofers on Mad Lavender Farm

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

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