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.

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! …

Baking

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 …

Lavender Oil: Production, Chemical Composition and Quality Control

Although ‘true’ lavender has been taxonomically classified as Lavendula vera de Canolle, L. officinalis Chaix, and L. angustifolia, it is the latter …

Herbs

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, …

6 Stunning Lavender Farms Across America You Need to Visit

With scenic views, adorable farm animals, and, of course, that amazing aroma, a visit to your local lavender farm is the relaxing getaway you never …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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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, he has created hazy, romantic gardens with drifts of color–which require almost no water. Our favorite is his study in lavender:<p>Photography courtesy of …

Graphics

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 …

United States Lavender Conference – Jan 26-28, 2017 - United States Lavender Growers Association

The United States Lavender Grower’s Association presents the 2017 United States<br>Lavender Conference (USLC) and Annual Meeting.<p><b>"Blooming Where You're</b> …

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> …

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>

8 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

Grow your own pest control and never buy bug spray again!<p>Look, mosquitoes are awful. They may be great food for birds and bats, but you don’t want …

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 …

Poultry

Lavender Marcona Almonds Recipe

Lavender Marcona Almonds<p>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 …

How to Make Lavender Bundles

You have grown your lavender, picked it, and dried it. Now what?Making attractive lavender bundles is easy if you are just making one or two, but how …

11 Ways Beauty Bloggers Use Lavender in Their Beauty Routines

We are huge fans of anything that can make our skin happier and healthier, especially if it’s budget friendly. Add in a little eco-friendliness and we’re totally down. So far, we’ve covered beauty and skincare uses for apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Next on the list? Lavender.<p>Lavender has …

Skin Care

Gluten-Free Lavender Chicken Pot Pie

If you eat a gluten-free diet, it can be disheartening to think of all the pies you are missing out on. With the holiday season approaching, just the thought of crumbly, buttery pie crust is enough to make our mouths water.<p>If you have a gluten or wheat sensitivity, fear not! I have the solution for …

Flour-Free Orange and Lavender Cake | Recipes

This is one of the most popular recipes on the 'French Country Baking Day' at Cake Boy. It's inspired by the south of France, and it happens to be …

Baking

Lavender Grilled Fruits Over Ice Cream

Arrange apricots and nectarines on a baking sheet, sprinkle all over with chopped lavender, lemon juice and lemon zest, then drizzle with …

How to Divide a Lavender Plant

Many species of lavender are perennial plants, meaning they live for two or more years. These plants grow larger each spring and summer, and may …

Gardening