I love Lavender

By sarahlavender | As a lavender farmer, how could it be anything else other than "I Love Lavender?" On Lavender Wind Farm on beautiful Whidbey Island we, like hundreds of other lavender farmers throughout the wold, grow lavender. Growing and using lavender can be a lifelong passion for many. So, we collect articles, interesting tidbits about lavender for you to enjoy.

Strawberry Rose and Berry Lavender Tarts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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It's OK to love lavender

I like lavender. The plant is pretty, and it smells good. I also like the taste. All you have to do is add lavender to something pretty basic in …

Recipe: Hong Kong Lavender Sugar Cookies

The recipe for these cookies doesn’t come from “Asia’s World City.” That said, Hong Kong roughly translates to “fragrant harbor,” and the hashy, …

Hong Kong

Lavender and blueberry Viennese shortbread with rose petal panna cotta

Viennese shortbread fingers for that buttery taste and crumbly textureAnointed with blueberry jamLayered with whipped creamA perfectly wobbly rose …

'Phenomenal' lavender created in Pennsylvania

I was sent a video, via Facebook, from my friend Bob McCartt.<p>The video mentioned that lavender in your bedroom will help induce sleep, slow down your …

Flowers

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

Whether you like it or not, it’s still winter—still cold, still gray, and all we want to do is curl up in a blanket and try to remember what it's …

easy Lemon Lavender Quick Bread

Lavender and lemon are paired together to make this absolutely delightful quick bread that you will have in the oven in under 20 minutes...flat! …

Frosé and lavender slushie

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 bottle rosé<br>• 1 cup water<br>• 1 cup sugar<br>• 1 tbsp dried lavender<br>• 3 cups ice cubes<br>• Sprigs lavender<p><b>Method</b><p>To make the lavender syrup place the water …

Malta

Sweet smell of success: why British lavender is blooming indoors, too

You can smell the fields at Mayfield Lavender farm long before you see them. The air is heavy with the soothing scent of the purple blooms, which run in rows as far as the eye can see.<p>At this time of year the gentle humming of bumblebees is occasionally interrupted by the drone of harvesters, …

Flowers

6 Stunning Lavender Farms Across America You Need to Visit

Yes, there are lavender-infused wine tastings involved.<p>With scenic views, adorable farm animals, and, of course, that amazing aroma, a visit to your …

How to Grow and Harvest Lavender

Lavender is one of the best-loved herbs in the garden, and for good reason. Not only is it attractive and scented, this versatile plant thrives in …

Gardening

How to take and pot up lavender cuttings

Our 90-second gardener Sarah Raven demonstrates how to propagate lavender<p>1. Pull a non-flowering side stem off a lavender branch, about three to four inches long, with a small heel of bark attached.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>How to sow poppies</b><p>2. Remove a few of the bottom leaves from the stem, which would be below …

Plants

You Should Move to Arizona And Buy This Stunning Lavender Farm

The air must smell amazing.<p>There's a magical place tucked away inside Arizona's Prescott National Forest, where the sun shines more than 300 days out of the year, the howl of coyotes lures you to sleep, and sheep, horses and peacocks roam around endless fields of fragrant blooms.<p>Welcome to Skull …

Lavender Improves Sleep Quality for College Students

As a fellow sleep instigator, I love the fact The Huffington Post is bringing the Sleep Revolution to college campuses to start a cultural conversation around sleep. It is so needed! And bringing products on the tour to help students sleep better makes it a tour de force. I have heard and read …

Sleep

7 Cool Things We Never Knew Lavender Could Do

Add this wonder plant to your farmers’ market shopping list.<p>Maybe you’re thinking of planting lavender because it’s a beautiful addition to any …

Cocktail of the week: Skylounge’s lavender fields forever – recipe

Beefeater gin is the order of the day in this cocktail from a new bar next to the Tower of London. Well, of course it is<p>Skylounge is next to the Tower of London, so Beefeater is our go-to gin for this drink. Lavender syrup is just sugar syrup made the usual way, only infused with fresh or dried …

Recipe: Lavender Mint Lemonade

If you only make one thing this weekend, it should be this homemade lemonade recipe.<p>Entertaining pros know that summer get-togethers call for refreshing cocktails to help you cool down. And while lemonade may seem juvenile, Julia Reed's vodka-infused lavender mint rendition on the classic drink …

Beverages

A Lavender-Infused Sparkling Wine Cocktail You’ll Obsess Over

Serve this sparkling wine cocktail spiked with lavender for your next brunching best.<p>The warmer months mean we'll be sitting outside, sipping a …

Sparkling Wine

Garden Designer Visit: Lavender Fields in Australia

Sydney-based garden designer Peter Fudge has never been fazed by the fact that Australia is the driest continent in the world. For nearly 25 years, …

Landscaping

Lavender for Sweet Remembrance, Plus a Lavender-Blackberry Syrup

It’s said that aromas can remain with us and trigger memories for a lifetime. I know this is true. I clearly remember the clean, sweet herb scent of …

Sybil Kapoor's lavender meringues with strawberry cream

The meringues can be made a day or two ahead; and the strawberries can be diced and sugared a few hours in advance – just cover and chill.<p>MAKES<p>16<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the meringues</b><p>3 medium egg whites<br>• 170g caster sugar<br>• ½ tbsp cornflour<br>• 1 tbsp finely chopped (unsprayed) lavender flowers<br>• 1 tsp white wine</b> …

Baking

Lavender Vodka Spritzer Is the Perfect Summer Cocktail

Make this simple lavender syrup and use it to make an easy and elegant summer cocktail.<p><b>TODAY:</b> <b>Continue Reading</b>

Food

8 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

Grow a garden full of your own natural pest control and never buy bug spray again!<p>Look, mosquitoes are awful. They fly around searching for animals …

Gardening

roast chicken with peaches, honey and lavender

• Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan, season the chicken joints and brown them on each side so they get …

Chicken Recipes

Honey-Lavender Shortbread (gluten-free)

<b>Author Notes:</b> Just a hint of lavender in this gluten-free Honey-lavender shortbread makes them simply delicious, especially when half-dipped in luscious dark chocolate. —Laurie_GlutenFreeYummy<p><b>Serves 18-24</b><p>1 cup Butter<br>• 1/2 cup Honey<br>• 1 cup Almond Flour<br>• 1 cup Tapioca Starch<br>• 1/2 cup Potato Starch<br>• 1/2 cup …

Baking

Lavender Marcona Almonds

These sugary, salty, fatty almonds are how diners can begin a meal at Jeremy Fox's Rustic Canyon. Thanks to a tactical addition of lavender, your guests will actually talk about them.<p>Ingredients<p>Makes about 4 cups<p>1 tablespoon dried lavender<br>• 1 pound toasted Marcona almonds (about 4 cups)<br>• 3 tablespoons …

Recipes