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…]

Sage, Lemon & Lavender Ice Cream

This makes a divine ice cream that will keep people talking for a long time. 2 C Heavy cream 1 C Milk 1/2 tsp Lavender Extract 3/4 C Sugar 1 TBL Whole Lavender 3/4 C Sage Leaves 1 1/2 TBL Lemon Zest Combine the cream, sage, lemon, and whole lavender into the cream over low heat for about 15 to [read more…]

Tourtiére with Lavender

Tourtiére with Lavender

Piece of Tourtiére Pie Ingredients – Filling 1 pound lean ground goat (can substitute beef or mixture of beef & pork) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried lavender 1/4 teaspoon ground sage (or 6 leaves fresh sage – chopped) ¼ cup fresh [read more…]

Chicken with Balsamic Lavender Marinade

You don’t think of lavender being a savory dish flavor, but it works really well! 2 Chicken breasts 1/2 C Soy Sauce 2/3 C Olive Oil 2 Tbl Mirin (Rice wine) 1/3 C Balsamic Vinegar 1/4 C Brown Sugar 2 Tbl finely chopped onion 2 tsp Culinary Lavender Mix all but the chicken breasts for [read more…]