Lavender Brownies

Lavender Brownies

Bake Temp: Preheat to 350° Bake Time: 35-45 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 4  (1 oz ea.) squares unsweetened ¾ cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon lavender extract* 1 cup flour 2 1/2 teaspoons ground culinary lavender* 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)   Preparation: Melt chocolate and butter [read more...]

Lavender Hot Chocolate

When the weather turns frightful, and the fire is burning delightfully…. It’s time for Lavender Hot Chocolate. Here is the recipe for that hot chocolate and a video to show you how to make it. Ingredients Put the milk in a saucepan and start to heat. Add the lavender and let it warm with the [read more...]

Lavender infused Verjus!

Lavender infused Verjus!

Just released – VERJUS made from Spoiled Dog Winery’s estate Pinot Noir grapes (unfermented) infused with Lavender Wind Farm’s lavender.  A culinary delight with many uses, especially in dressings and sauces.  Verjus derives from the French term “vert  jus”, literally “green juice” and is pressed from semi-ripened high-acid low sugar wine grapes winemakers thin from [read more...]

Watermelon Mint Salad

Watermelon Mint Salad

At the farm we raise more than lavender! This year we have a good sized mint patch and so we’re starting to cook with mint. For a pot luck a couple of weeks ago I made this watermelon mint salad.  7-8 lb. seedless watermelon, chilled 1 red onion, chopped 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 [read more...]

Lavender Chocolate Chip & Sour Cream Cake

Makes one bundt cake Ingredients 1 stick of butter, at room temperature 2 cups sugar 3 eggs, separated 16 ounces sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons lavender extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ½ Tablespoon dried chopped lavender [read more...]

Biscotti with Lavender and Orange

Ingredients 1/2  cup sugar 3 tbls butter 3 tsp ground lavender 2 teaspoon grated orange rind 1/2  teaspoon vanilla 2 large egg whites 1 1/2  cups all purpose flour 3/4  teaspoon baking powder 1/8  teaspoon salt 1/4 C toasted almonds Optional: 3 oz.  Melted semi-sweet chocolate cooking spray Preheat oven to 325. Beat the first [read more...]

Lavender Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients 2 Cups  Heavy cream 1 Cup  Milk 1 teaspoon Vanilla 3/4 Cup sugar 2 teaspoon finely ground lavender   Instructions This is a very pure, lavendery ice cream. It’s important to grind up the lavender as finely as possible – both for better flavor and for better texture and it will give a look similar to vanilla [read more...]

Les crêpes de lavande

Les crêpes de lavande

Lavender crêpes for the non-French speakers among you. These are a wonderful treat for a special breakfast or brunch. Perfect on a holiday weekend, or whenever you need a treat. Recipe enough for one or two people, just expand proportionally to serve more. 1 egg 1 cup milk 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp ground [read more...]

Lavender Baklava

Lavender Baklava

Toni Grove, our resident herbalist and nursery worker, came to work with her FAMOUS Baklava for a goodbye party for our longtime staff member Nancy. She made it with lavender!! It was fabulous! Recipe Filling 4 C Finely Ground Walnuts 1/3 C Sugar 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 C finely ground lavender 1/2 Lb. melted butter [read more...]