Category Archives: New Lavender Goodies

Yummy Lavender Blondies!

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This recipe is from Kate McAloon (altered just a tad)

2 cups butter-room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sea salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder & 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tablespoon organic culinary lavender
2 cups shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups small marshmallows
-using an electric mixer combine butter, white sugar & brown sugar together until creamy.
-add vanilla and eggs 1 at a time and mix in well.
-in a separate bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda and powder, and culinary lavender
-then add the flour mixture to the batter slowly and mix well.
-add the shredded coconut, white chocolate chips and marshmallows and blend together.
-put the mixture in a medium to large baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
-bake at 350 for about 20-25 min. then check and cover Lavender Blondies loosely with foil so the top does not burn and continue baking until the insides are a bit firm for about 15-20 minutes more.
The middle will still be gooey when done. Enjoy!

Enchanting Autumn & Whiffs Of Lovely Lavender

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It feels & looks like fall with the cool breezes, and fresh blanket of snow on Mt. Hood. This is the time that Anjou Pears are picked in our valley, and in the orchards around our lavender farm. Whiffs of lavender still linger around our garden from the Lavandin, that is still on the plants, and the English lavender that’s going into bloom for the second time. We are still doing U-Pick lavender bouquets from several varieties, and will until the frost comes to visit. ¬†ūüôā ¬†We celebrate the beauty and fragrance of this lovely flower, Lavender. We will have our retail cottage stocked with our 2011 Best of Oregon Essential Oils and our new 2011 Flight of Lavender pack! Stop by and inhale their lovely, calming, soothing and healing aroma. Shop for holiday gifts, and stock up on our lavender jellies, and culinary lavender for your holiday parties. We will have samples of our Lavender Mint Shortbread, and Hot Lavender Apple Cider. We celebrate the seasons in our garden, as we do in our lives, and are blessed with the bounty of our harvest!

Crisp Air Of Fall Brings Pear Celebration

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It’s September, and it’s starting to feel like fall is just around the corner. I don’t think I’m ready for summer to end, so let’s hope for a few more beautiful sunny days. The orchards around the valley are picking Bartlett pears, just in time for this weekends “Pear Celebration“! If you’re out for a drive, be sure to follow the “Fruit Loop” up through our gorgeous valley, and take in some serene sites. We will have samples of our Famous Gorge Wind Tea, and Lavender Mint Shortbread. We have tons of jars of our yummy Lavender Cherry Pear Marmalade for sampling in our retail cottage. Also, we are having 2-for-1 U-Pick Lavender bouquets all weekend!

Lavender Mint Shortbread right from the oven...
Lavender Mint Shortbread right from the oven...
Maria from Kona Henna visits the farm!
Maria from Kona Henna visits the farm!

Sweets for Sweeties

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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!! ūüôā I’ll list a few, Dark-on-Dark Lavender Truffles, MarianBerry Lavender Truffles, White Chocolate Cream-mint Truffles, Lavender Carmellows, Lavender Marshmallows, and Lavender Divinity. Now the hard part¬†is to decide on only three that we’ll¬†have available¬†on our website for Valentine’s Day!!!! We will start taking orders on Feb. 1, so I had better start choosing soon…

Send me a comment, to help me decide, and I’ll send a free box of 3 truffels,¬†to the winner! ūüėČ

Sulfate Free Shampoo & Conditioner

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We are excited to announce that our Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner is Ammonium Laurel Sulfate FREE!!!! It has taken a while to find a supplier, but the wait was worth it.  Thick and Gentle Shampoo with Organic Aloe: A sulfate free, shampoo base for gentle and luxurious pampering and moisturizing. We blend our Lavender Essential Oil, for a wonderfully eco-friendly and decadent shampoo.
  Organic Amino Conditioner: Wheat protein nourishes and strengthens the hair shaft while silk amino acids restructure and fortify the hair. Hydrating active ingredients and herbal infusions give this conditioner superior comb out and full, bouncy, shiny hair, and organic Lavender  Essential Oil helps bring back the PH balance.