Lavender Recipes

Lavender Recipes2017-09-07T05:00:06+00:00

While most of us know about the beauty and fragrance of Lavender, somehow we have forgotten that it is indeed an herb. An herb that may not be common place in American spice cabinets, it has been in use as a culinary herb for centuries. Most of us know of herbs de Provence‘ or have seen it in finer stores and herb shops, but did you know that lavender is what sets it apart from other spice blends? One’s imagination is the only limit when cooking with this variable herb.

Lavender varies in taste just as it varies in appearance and aroma. The English Lavenders (L. angustifolia) are the prefered lavenders to use as culinary as they are milder, sweeter, and do not over-power the dish. Within these varieties there is still more variation when used as a culinary herb. Provence lavender, a hybrid known as a lavandin, is an exception to the rule. Because of its milder flavor, it is often used when English Lavender is not available, and some cooks even prefer it above Angustifolia.

Our personal favorite is our Signature Blend, made with a number of delicate English Lavenders. It has a sweet, yet floral note, and enhances dishes from soups, to meat, and even drinks and desserts.

All culinary lavender blends very well with citrus, mint, rosemary, sage, berries, fruit, meats, drinks, and one should use some caution to not use too much. Lavender should be a background flavor, not in the forefront, and when used in proportion enhances foods with a distinctive and mysterious flavor, while adding a lovely color to your dish.

Experiment with some of the recipes below, and see why lavender is finding its way back into the spice rack. It’s a welcome return! If you have a favorite Lavender Recipe not listed on this page, we would love to list it and give you credit! Email us: info@lavenderfarms.net

Lavender Recipes

Lavender Honey Custard Ice Cream

(Makes about 4 cups) ¾ cup milk 1/3 cup honey 1 Tbsp dried culinary lavender 1 ½ cups heavy cream ½ vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise 10 large egg yolks 2/3 cup sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, honey, lavender, and ¾ cup [...]

Lavender Hawaiian Christmas Stollen

Tis the season once again, and  I'm not ready.  Maybe if I turn on the Christmas music, and fetch a cuppa of hot Lavender Chai Tea, I'll begin to feel the spirit of Christmas 🙂 Now I'm ready to get my holiday baking on!!! I've been making delicious sweet Hawaiian [...]

Wintery Lavender & Yummy Bread Pudding!

In the Winter I spend lots of time indoors because, "baby it's cold outside"!! Our lavender plants are "sleeping in", all dormant, happily covered with a blanket of snow! I love the serene beauty and stillness of our wintery lavender farm 🙂 I keep myself busy this time of year [...]

Raspberry/Lavender Vinaigrette

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons late-harvest sauvignon blanc (basalmic vinegar may be substituted) 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 1 tablespoon minced fresh lavender 2 tablespoons lime juice Salt and pepper to taste To prepare the vinaigrette, combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, and [...]

Holiday Shortbread

Today I baked my newest version of my lavender shortbread, a slight change up for the holiday.  I've added pure anise extract, orange zest, macadamia nuts, with our culinary lavender, the "Signature Blend". I think it is extremely scrumptious, and a perfect compliment for ladies "High Tea", or any party. [...]

Happy New Year 2015 Brings A Fresh Look Thru A Child’s Eyes

To ring in the New Year 2015, I want to start by gazing into these cheerful photos, being transported back to warmer summer days at our fragrant calming lavender farm! Awe... Inhale deeply with me, and let the sweet heady aroma surround you, and encourage peace & relaxation........as I tell [...]

Lavender Lemonade

1 quart fresh squeezed or pre-made lemonade 1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. culinary lavender 1 cup boiling water Pour boiling water over the lavender and allow to steep for 10 min. Strain out lavender and add to the lemonade. Serve well chilled.

Slow Down And Get Energy….It’s Tea Time!

There are few things as satisfying as a warm cup of tea in the afternoon or cool evening. Many teas contain a number of powerful anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting compounds. Today I'm enjoying our mushroom tea, "Wunder Shroom Tea". I feel the need to boost and strengthen my immune system, and [...]

Christmas Bazaar Time

This week I'm making products for a local show that we are participating in on Saturday and Sunday. The "Last Chance" Christmas bazaar show is at our local fairgrounds, not far from where our farm is located. In case the weather gets bad with snow or freezing rain, we can [...]

Cheers to U-pick Lavender!

We've been busy tending our lavender farm, and enjoying warmer days with lots of sunshine! Yay!! It's just what the lavender doctor ordered, to encourage our gorgeous, fragrant lavender blooms!!! While we eagerly wait on the lavender to Pop...our Wildflower Garden is bursting with extremely gorgeous flowers..sigh 🙂 Strolling along [...]

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

Today I'm baking more yummy goodies for my family and friends! This is my favorite Holiday Cookie, Gingerbread Boys, with the addition of our Culinary Lavender! Turn up the Christmas Music, as I get my Christmas on! 🙂 I will decorate some Gingerbread Boys by piping on eyes, mouth, buttons [...]

Molasses Herbs de Provence Bread That Will Delight Your Senses!

Winter is the time of year when I enjoy baking most of all, because time has slowed down a bit, and I spend much of my time inside out of the cold weather. While I make plans for the season ahead, I enjoy savoring my moments in the kitchen with [...]

Happy Easter And Happy Spring Splendor

Happy Easter and Happy Spring! Signs of Spring surround us, from the joyful birds song, to the sight of buds popping on the pear orchards, and fragrance of spring flowers.  The lovely, Forsythia is blooming in front of our house. This is Spring splendor...happy,cheerful, yellow flowers on a beautiful sunny day...aww...makes [...]

Novice Cooks Take Delight

I filled an order today for one of our most popular product, Organic Culinary Lavender.  One dozen packages of our Organic Provence Culinary Lavender is going to a Culinary School in Ohio. Cooking with lavender can hold a certain mystique, and some say you need to aquire a taste for [...]

Old Fashioned Gingerbread Scones with Lavender

Mix together : 2 cups all-purpose flour “organic” 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp soda ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 1/8 tsp cloves 1 Tbsp culinary lavender “Signature Blend” ground Add: 7 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut up Mix together with pastry blender, until [...]

Lavender Coconut Blueberry Chia Muffins

We had a fabulous "Soft Opening" weekend! I want to thank all our wonderful visitors that dropped by to enjoy our Spring Celebration with us! This cute couple enjoyed a picnic, others strolled around the garden, many paused to "destress" blowing bubbles with friends & family! Being out in nature [...]

Lavender Shortbread

A lovely rich shortbread with a hint of sweet lavender fragrance and flavor. Perfect to serve with afternoon tea 1½ cups (3 sticks) butter, room temp. 2/3 cup sugar 2 Tbsp HRL Culinary Lavender, 1 tbsp fresh or dried mint, chopped 2 1/3 cups flour ½ cup cornstarch ¼ tsp [...]

Lavender Sweets And Loving Memories

Who remembers these cute "Love is.." cartoons in the newspaper? Omgggosh...these are so special to me because they were cut out of the newspaper and given to my dear Grandmother Lucille by  Grandpa Carson in 1936--! Love is.....knowing you'll always be his "pin-up"!  Love is....kissing power (and Grandpa wrote in, [...]

Culinary Lavender-English or Provence?

Today we shipped out  lbs. of our culinary lavender to one of our favorite wholesale customers, Lion Heart Kombucha.  Two pounds were our English variety, "Signature Blend", and one pound was our Provence, Lavandin variety. We greatly appreciate Lion Heart Kombucha.... They produce a luscious "Lavender Lemonade- gentle infusion of lavender and lemon [...]

Lavender Butter And Citrus Lavender Herb Butter

I love to add this Lavender Honey Butter to my toasted rustic wholegrain breads, that I make!  The delicate flavor of the lavender honey butter combined with the robust flavor of whole grains is amazing & heavenly! 🙂 Lavender Butter 1/4 lb unsalted butter room temp 1 tablespoon honey 1 [...]

Lavender Christmas Gifts Galore

Along with packing up online orders, we are also preparing for our annual holiday show, "Last Chance Christmas Bazaar", this December 11th and 12th, from 10:00 - 4:00pm, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. Our booth will be stocked with a variety of holiday gift packs, and many of our most [...]

Lavender, Rosemary, Garlic and Olive Focaccia

Prep time: 20 min. Cooking time: 12-15 min. Servings: 6 1 pound fast pizza dough or 1 pound frozen bread or pizza dough, thawed 2 Tbsp olive oil (extra-virgin) ¼ cup pitted & chopped imported black olives 2 tsp chopped lavender buds 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 2 cloves minced [...]

Pan-Seared Halibut Steaks

Serves 2 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons herbes de Provence spice blend (or Hood River Spice Blend) 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 wild Pacific halibut steaks, 1/2 pound each 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon [...]

Irish Soda Bread With Culinary Lavender

The addition of English culinary lavender, our "Signature Blend", gives this Irish Soda bread a lovely delicate, floral note! The wonderful flavor combination of  lavender, honey, and raisins delightfully enhances an old favorite comfort food of mine! I love baking, and the amazing delicious released aroma of fresh baked bread that [...]

Luscious And Fragrant Valentine’s Day Treats….Be Still My Heart

These Red Velvet Lavender Cheesecake Brownies are rich, luscious, and fragrant, and so perfect for Valentine's Day! Love at first bite....just the tiniest bite is capable of sending you into paroxysms of ardor!  The delightful interplay of flavors: Chocolate, Cheesecake and Lavender.... Be still my Heart!  I will enjoy these [...]

Happy New Year~Much Love And Good Health To You

With last year completed, and the entry of 2013, I look ahead with anticipation of the Best Year yet!! Here are a few of my New Years resolutions starting with living in the moment, loving much, spending more time with family & friends, reaching out with caring respect for others, [...]

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender Recipes Today I made some Lavender Mint Shortbread dough. I wrapped it in saran wrap, and refrigerated it for a few days, so the flavors could meld together. I'll bake them this weekend for a Breast Cancer fund raiser we're doing at our lavender farm. This is my [...]

Lavender Butter

With its complement of honey and lavender, this butter makes a great partner to muffins, scones, and even sweet cornbread. You can form the butter into a log, as I suggest below, and slice off coins as needed. Or you can use a cookie press to extrude pretty shapes onto [...]

Culinary FAQ

 "What makes culinary lavender different from any other lavender?"  Good question!! First of all, culinary lavender is either an Angustifolia, "English" variety, or a Lavandin variety, "Provence".  Secondly, all culinary lavender is harvested at peek season, "full bloom", hung to dried, then cleaned and packaged with gloves on.  Our Angustifolia, (English" [...]

Sweet Potato Pie with Lavender Crumb Topping

Joe's Favorite! 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2" cubes 4 TBS unsalted butter, melted 2 TBS fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp kosher salt 3 large eggs, separated 1/2 cup sugar 2 TBS all-purpose flour 3/4 cup buttermilk Preheat [...]

Lavender Harvest Celebration

This weekend is Harvest Festival weekend in our beautiful Hood River Valley!! We will be serving samples of my famous hot fall drink, "Lavender Ginger Cider" at our lavender farm! Our retail cottage is stocked with tons of luxurious lavender products for the weekend, including our culinary lavender, "Signature Blend" & "Provence". [...]

Molasses Lavender Cutout Cookies

(Makes approximately 30 cookies) 1 ¼ cup flour, plus extra for dusting ½ cup whole wheat flour ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 ½ tsp ground fresh ginger 2 tsp ground culinary lavender “Signature Blend” 6 Tbsp butter, softened ½ cup molasses ¼ cup sugar 1 large egg [...]

Lavender Blue ~ I Love Cooking With You!

  With Valentines Day coming up this weekend, Ella and I send you much Love!  Live and Love "in the moment"!  Oh Yes, we still have a few patches of snow in our yard, but Spring will arrive soon I promise! For Valentines, I've created another recipe using my favorite floral [...]

Coconut Lavender Balls

Yummy Holiday cookie!! Makes 20-36 Ingredients:   (*Vegan option) 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, (more for dusting) 2 cups all-purpose flour *2 cups Brown Rice Flour 1/4 teaspoon salt         *2 teaspoons Xanthan Gum 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut 1 Tablespoons [...]

Sunny Lemon and Lavender Scones

Packer Orchards and Bakery is making incredibly delicious Lavender Scones, with Lemon Glaze. They are Yummy!! Tammy also makes other scrumptious pastries including Marionberry scones 🙂 She sells these and much more at her farm stand off Hwy 35 S, just past Odell exit. Lavender lemon scones. Made with a mixture of Hood [...]

Lavender Lemon Honey Shortbread

8 oz unsalted butter, softened 1/2 tsp fine salt 1/3 cup honey 1/3 organic sugar 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 Tablespoons culinary lavender (I used 4 tsp English lavender & 2 tsp Provence lavender) 2 tsp lemon zest 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla extract Preheat oven to [...]

Lavender Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Makes: 16 to 18 biscotti Prep: 20 minutes Bake: 50 minutes 6 Tbsp butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp Pure Orange Extract 2 tsp Orange Zest ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp Culinary Lavender (½ Provence – ½ Angustifolia “Melissa”) 2 [...]

Lavender Drop Cookies

makes: 36 cookies 12 sprigs fresh lavender 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla pinch of salt grated rind of 2 lemons 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder hazelnuts to decorate Preheat oven at 350°F. Lightly grease [...]

Boost Your Mood And Immune System With Lavender

When I spend extended days indoors during our cold winter months, I tend to get cabin fever and "moody", Oh No, not that!! Lavender is one of the most popular plants known for it's medicinal and therapeutic properties having a beneficial effect on the nervous system, our nervine, soothing the nerves, balancing, [...]

Lavender Brownies For My Shweetheart

I love these lavender brownies! They're moist, and chewy,with a delicate floral flavor, that compliments the chocolate perfectly!! Love at first bite!! 🙂 Makes a delicious Valentine's Day Treat <3 Lavender Brownies 3/4 pounds (3 sticks) unsalted butter 3 cups organic sugar 6 eggs 2 Tablespoons ground culinary English Lavender [...]

Lavender Ginger Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Makes 2 Loaves Lavender and ginger combine together for a perfect romance, enlivening this recipe with a fabulous delicate spice flavor, perfect for tea time Ingredients 1 lb unsalted butter 1 lb dark brown sugar 1 lb eggs (9-10 large eggs) 1 lb. all purpose flour 2 tablespoons culinary lavender [...]

Rustic Multi-Grain Herb Bread To Compliment Our Sunday FishNChips

Multi-Grain Herb Bread 3 cups lukewarm water 3 Tablespoons honey 3 teaspoons yeast 6 cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup Buckwheat, 1/4 oatmeal or flax seed) 2 teaspoons salt 4 Tablespoons Olive oil 3 Tablespoons Hood River Lavender Spice Blend 2 cloves Garlic (chopped) *glaze: [...]

Ginger Cake With Blackberries and Lavender Whipped Cream*

Lavender Whipped Cream 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender 2 tablespoons granulated sugar Fruit 1 cup fresh blackberries, at room temperature 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar Batter 6 tablespoons whole milk 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder [...]

Light And Easy “Sweetheart” Chiffon Cake

This light and easy sweetheart cake has a fresh amazing flavor of citrus and lavender. The perfect dessert for your sweetie on Valentine's Day.  🙂 Happy Valentine's Day..Make every day a celebration of the heart! LIGHT AND EASY “SWEETHEART” CHIFFON CAKE 2 medium lemons 1 large orange 1 cup cake [...]

Provence Herbal Focaccia Bread

My favorite recipe for Provence Herb Focaccia Bread. A wonderful, quick flat bread with herbs, and lots of yummy flavor! For the dough: 2 teaspoon instant yeast 1 1/2 cup white unbleached flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup oatmeal or ground flax seed 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 [...]

Lavender Sunshine Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever...(unknown author). It's that time of year when we can all spread love even if it's just a simple gesture, touch of your hand or a warm hug. Some of the best ways to show love is spending [...]

Gravenstein Lavender Cookies & Lavender Ginger Cider

It's Gravenstein Apple Weekend in our beautiful valley, and to celebrate this I've made Apple-Cinnamon-Lavender Cookies and Lavender-Ginger Apple Cider to give as samples to all our customers. We hope our visitors  come to relax a while on our covered patio, or stroll through the lavender gardens while sipping on [...]

Inspiring Vivid Beauty and Garden Cookie Party

Finding inspiration and energy to motivate me as I begin spring cleaning, deadheading, and weeding around the lavender farm is important. I often start by imagining the vivid beauty and glorious, fragrant blooms emitting heavenly, calming aroma from the lavender & wild flowers. Awww...I can see it, smell it and feel it in [...]

Holiday Lavender Shortbread

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter (no substitutes), room temperature 2/3 cup sugar 2 tbsp culinary lavender “Signature Blend” 1 tsp pure anise extract ¼ tsp orange zest 2/3 cup macadamia nuts (finely chopped) 2 1/3 cups flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/4 tsp salt Cover baking sheets w/parchment paper. Cream [...]

Spring Gardening, Good For Body And Soul

We have begun our Spring gardening on the Farm, tending our little piece of Heaven...as we call it! And it needs a lot of TLC, preparing for our lovely spring flowers that will bloom very soon! 🙂 I worked several hours today pruning, raking and weeding in the Wildflower Garden. [...]

Share Some Lovin’…Ma Cherie!

 With Valentine's Day around the corner, I think about Love & Chocolate... especially Chocolate Cake! Awww..."Ma Cherie"!!  It's time to pull out me favorite "Heart" shaped baking pan, that was handed down from my Grandfather Carson. He was a Pastry Chief, owner of "Carson's Bakery" in Juneau, Alaska, from 1936-1974. [...]

Holiday Spiced Chai Coffee Invigorating And Soothing! Heaven In A Cup!

As I decorate our home for the holidays, I'm sipping on a cup of my favorite Holiday Spiced Coffee!! I started grinding our Lavender Chai Mate Tea with my coffee beans, and created a delicious invigorating &  soothing energy Spice Coffee! Aww...so Heavenly!! It's a perfect compliment to breakfast, mid-day [...]

Pumpkin Praline Lavender Pie

1 unbaked 10" pie shell 1/3 cup soft butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup chopped Pecans 1 1/2 tsp culinary Lavender (ground in coffee grinder) Preheat oven to 425 degrees Perforate crust & bake 5 min.@ 425 Combine butter, sugar, lavender & pecans, and spread over bottom of crust [...]

Lavender Grilled Salmon

(or Steelhead) 3 pounds of Salmon Filet 4 Tbsp Honey 6 Tbsp Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Lavender, crushed or run through coffee grinder 1/4 c White Wine 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp Lime or Lemon Juice Place all ingredients, except salmon, in saucepan over moderate heat, stirring with [...]

Lavender Vanilla Honey Shake

This awesome "Lavender-Vanilla Honey Shake" completed our wonderful Valentine's Day! Thanks to one of our customers that sent this recipe, along with her kind note! “Hello, I just wanted to let you know that your culinary lavender is lovely!! I use it to make a shake called, Lavender-Vanilla Honey Shake. [...]

Lavender Ginger Apple Cider

From Hood River Lavender.com Prep Time: 20 min. Makes 16 cups 1 gal.organic apple cider 6 TBS Organic Culinary Lavender "Signature Blend" 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger 1 med. culinary muslin bag or cheese cloth Bring apple cider to a simmer, and then turn heat to low. Add muslin bag [...]

Lavender-Vanilla Honey Shake

We received this kind note from one of our customers, along with her favorite recipes. “Hello, I just wanted to let you know that your culinary lavender is lovely!! I use it to make a shake called, Lavender-Vanilla Honey Shake. It’s really good stuff!! So you know I’ll be reordering [...]

Lavender Lovers Enjoy DIY Chocolate Lavender Marshmallows

Valentine's Day is a favorite time for me, and I think it's true saying, whether young or old, we all still love to receive Valentines!! My daughter and I have always enjoyed creating special Cards for each other, and for our loves and bff 🙂  Below is a Valentine she [...]

Charbay Lavender Mojito

1 oz. fresh lime 1 oz. fresh simple syrup 2-3 lavender sprigs and 5 mint leaves 2.5 oz. Charbay Rum or Charbay Tahitian Vanilla Bean Rum 2.5 oz. Club soda In a mixing glass, muddle mint & lavender, lime and sugar with vigor; add ice, rum, club soda and stir [...]

Simply Lavender Tea

Steep 1 tsp. lavender for 1 cup of water for 3-5 min. A good recipe for insomnia, or when relaxation is the goal.

Lavender Vanilla Sugar

(Makes 2 cups) 2 cups granulated sugar 2 vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise and then into small pieces 1 Tbsp dried culinary Lavender buds In a spice grinder, pulse 2 Tbsp of the sugar with the vanilla beans until very finely minced. Transfer to a bowl. In the spice [...]

Lavender Raspberry Honey Tapioca

Tapioca is a  light, easy, Gluten Free dessert! It is a favorite "soul food" of mine, that brings back memories of my childhood at Grandma's house 🙂 I've put a little modern twist on this recipe with our Culinary Lavender, giving it a warm, lightly floral  flavor. This would be [...]

Upside-Down Pear Lavender Gingerbread Cake

Lavender Pear Upside-down Gingerbread Cake Upside-down Pear Lavender Gingerbread Cake 1/4 cup organic brown sugar 2 Tablespoons organic sugar 1 Tablespoon butter 1 Tablespoon water Combine in an ovenproof, microwaveable casserole dish. Microwave on low until butter melts. Stir. 2-3 ripe Pears (peeled, cored, and sliced) Arrange on top of [...]

Lavender Ginger Brown Sugar Pound Cake

This yummy recipe comes from Ming Tsai, and is adapted by me a tad to incorporate our Organic Culinary Lavender. It combines together with the ginger beautifully, enlivening this recipe with a delicate floral-spice flavor. We love it! Makes 2 Loaves Ingredients 1 lb unsalted butter 1 lb dark brown [...]

Warming And Hearty ~ Banana Coconut Lavender Chia Pudding

I've been feeling under the weather with a wretched bug, and I'm craving "Sunshine"!  How about you? I need a soothing cup of Lavender Tranquil-a-Tea with honey, and some comfort food that is light and easy!! My first thought is Tapioca, then I found several recipes of pudding made with [...]

Pita Bread For Your Valentine’s Day

Easy Pita Bread! Fun for the whole family 🙂  One of my favorite ethnic foods is Middle Eastern Cuisine and I've always wanted to make Pita Bread. I was pleasantly pleased with this recipe. I simplified the original recipe, making it easy to understand and follow (I think anyway). It's [...]

Hood River Blossom Festival And Lavender

We made it over the hurdle, and are leaping into Spring, as 1000's of lovely fruit trees burst into pink, white, and peach blossoms! This weekend is the 58th Hood River Blossom Festival in our Gorge-ous valley, and we are opening our UPick lavender farm for the celebration!! We will be open on weekends in [...]

Love Bluebird Winter Days

Fresh baked Provence Herb Focaccia Bread for dinner! Ahhh..the released aroma of freshly baked bread fills my house, and warms my senses!  On these slower, cold winter days, I spend most of my day inside and I enjoy quality time on my favorite hobbies like baking rustic breads, reading, watching [...]

Lavender Pear/Apple Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour (pastry flour is best) ¼ cup sugar ( I use baker’s sugar) 1 TBL baking powder ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt 1 TBS Lavender (English lavender or Provence) 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces (5 ½ TBL) 1 cup whipping cream ( I use [...]

Lavender Infusion

Measure 2 Tbsp Lavender buds for each cup boiling liquid (usually water or milk). Steep for 30 min. Strain liquid. Lavender Infusion can be used to flavor lavender lemonade, ice tea, cakes, cookies and sorbets. A Lavender milk or cream infusion can be used to make Lavender Crème Brûlée, Lavender [...]

It’s Green All Around Our Lavender Farm

Happy Mother's Day to all our wonderful Mother's out there!! <3  And Happy May! I love seeing all the green around our farm!! The spring rain that we had yesterday and today will definitely encourage lots of new growth of flowers and weeds alike....Time to get into the "rhythm of [...]

Lavender Ginger Snaps

As the holidays quickly approach, I've put together another awesome lavender recipe with a wonderful spice blend, that is sure to fill your house with a yummy-holiday aroma! I hope you enjoy this lavender ginger snap recipe as much as our family does 🙂 LAVENDER GINGER SNAPS 1 ½ cups [...]

We love Huckleberry’s Natural Market

One of our favorite wholesale accounts, Rosauers "Huckleberry's Natural Market", is having their grand re-opening this weekend. We will be participating with a display of our Culinary Lavenders, "Provence" and "Signature Blend". I am preparing our Lavender Mint Shortbread, and Lavender Ginger Snaps, and will have samples for tasting. We've [...]

Sweets for Sweeties

Today I pickup a variety of handmade Lavender Truffles & confections. These lovely candies are made with our Certified Organic Lavender by two ladies that have been making candy for over 28 years. They are hand dipped, and made from only the finest premium ingredients, by these expert ladies hands!! 🙂 I'll [...]

Spring Into Lavender Green Cleaning!

I've been outside the past few days working in the dirt, weeding, pruning lavender plants, and wildflowers at our farm. It feels so good to be outside at the farm again, and have dirt under my fingernails 🙂  I've been dreaming about it!! I love feeling the warm sunshine on [...]

Spring Lovin’ Celebration On The Farm

I just love this time of year! Many lovely flowers are showing sign of new growth in our Wildflower Garden and around our Lavender Farm. I get excited when I stroll around the path in our wildflowers, and see little green flowers sprouting up everywhere! Then I spot the newly [...]

Credit for this recipe goes to: Sharon Shipley’s “The Lavender Cookbook”
Published by Running Press Book Publishers
www.runningpress.com
(awesome cookbook, I highly recommend it!)