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Inspiring Vivid Beauty and Garden Cookie Party

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Finding inspiration and energy to motivate me as I begin spring cleaning, deadheading, and weeding around the lavender farm is important. I often start by imagining the vivid beauty and glorious, fragrant blooms emitting heavenly, calming aroma from the lavender & wild flowers. Awww…I can see it, smell it and feel it in my mind 🙂
Today I have a wonderful friend tending the garden with me, and it is a huge inspiration. Thank you Allove , from Wild Beauty Sacred Aesthetics, for helping me tend our lavender & wildflower garden.
As we work in the wildflower section we are extremely careful of the fragile new growth coming up from the perennial flowers; Lupine sulphureus, Papaver, Rudbeckia , Leucanthemum x superbum, Dianthus barbatus. These are just a few of my favorite wild flowers!!
Our wild flowers will transform starting in May with the “Crazy in Lupine Sulphureus” beauty! (I’m sitting on the bench here, that is also behind me in the middle pic above) It is extremely amazing to see our Wild flowers transform day by day. I Love my job!! Happy gardening to you, and be inspired!
 Knowing that Spring is right around the corner, brings energy to my spirit, and enthusiasm as I work. It feels great spending time in my garden again, reconnecting with Nature! It brings joy and energy to my soul! There is a time for every season…and now it’s time for a Cookie Party in the garden  🙂
Lemon Lavender Cookie with Lavender Cherry Pear Marmalade on the side.

Lemon Lavender Cookies G.F.

1 1/4 cups almond flour
1/4 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons dried culinary lavender (I used English lavender)
1/4 cup grapeseed oil (I used Olive Oil)
4 tablespoons agave nectar (I used Honey)
1 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Stir together wet ingredients in a smaller bowl.
3. Mix wet ingredients into dry. ( I store cookie dough in fridge for 1 -2 days, enhances flavor)
4. Form 1/2 inch balls and press onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
5. Bake at 350′  for 7-10 minutes.
6. Cool and serve.
Makes about a dozen cookies

Recipe adapted from elasaspantry.

Lavender Lemon Cookies
Time for a break!

 

It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not! ~W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman~

When the world says, “Give up” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~Author Unknown

 

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!