Posts Tagged ‘Culinary Lavender’

Victor offer growing tips June 23 in Port Angeles

June 15th, 2016 by S3

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Victor Gonzales will present tips for growing lavender on the Olympic Peninsula at noon Thursday, June 23.

The presentation will be in the county commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

It is part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” brown bag series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Gonzales will discuss how to select a variety of lavender that is suited for drying, culinary use or the landscaping needs of the home gardener.

He will offer descriptions of best practices of planting, including soil, irrigation, sunlight and spacing requirements, and explain the right way and best time for trimming lavender plants.

He will include time in his presentation to address the audience’s specific questions about growing lavender. Full details in today’s regional news: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160615/NEWS/306159994

Just a preview of the weekend full of great Lavender educational offerings Victor and team will be presenting at the 2016 Sequim Lavender Weekend

 

 

Come for the Festival – Stay for the Food!

May 13th, 2016 by S3

Come hungry to Victor’s during Lavender Festival Weekend, July 15, 16,& 17. Food – delicious lavender inspired food – will be on the menu!

 

What a treat! Maribel Gonzalez is making her family recipe tamales, and of course with lavender!

Uli’s sausages in the Pike Place Market makes amazing sausages for us which we offer along with great lavender desserts.  Enjoy some lavender lemonade or bring a picnic and spread out on the farm for a personal experience.NewUlisLogo

  • Maribel’s handmade lavender tamales – pork or cheese & chili
  • Seattle’s World Famous Uli’s Lavender Sausages, with grilled onions
  • Maribel’s lavender tamales – pork and vegetarian – homemade and delicious!
  • Lavender shortbread cookies and lavender biscotti.
  • Lavender ice cream
  • Lavender lemonade
  • YUM!

Dried Lavender

April 18th, 2014 by Jacki

English Lavender      Loose Lavender

Apparently everyone loves it. In bundles for that decorative touch and wonderful aroma, in sachets for freshening drawers and closets , and in cooking for the unique flavor. It’s a big favorite of lavender fans the world over. So much so that we are completely sold out of all of our dried lavender. (That was kind of a sneaky way to break the bad news to you wasn’t it?) No more bundles, no more loose lavender, no Sweet Summer Bud and no more culinary until August or September. But look at it this way…..it’s a great opportunity to try some of the awesome lavender products from our store.

To freshen a room – try our Forest Breeze Room Mist – I love the stuff.   ROOM MIST

If you haven’t already, you might want to try our cremes or lotion – it’s a great way to enjoy a variety of subtle scent combinations while your skin reaps the benefits of Goat Milk. What more could you ask for?
GM CREME 4
We also have some beautiful Goat Milk Soaps. The Lavender Lemongrass is a particularly nice one. PAINTED SOAP 2     GOAT MILK SOAP (2)  BEE SOAP
And there’s always our Lavender Essential Oil that has a multitude of uses.  OIL

So don’t give up hope….there are still lots of ways to enjoy your favorite fragrance. Bath Salts, Lip Balms, Hydrosol, Hand Sanitizer and for the gentlemen, our Northwoods Creme and Northwest Body Mist. And hey – don’t forget your pets. We’ve got lots of great products for them too. So go ahead – give them a try.
We will be sure to let you know when our dried lavender products are available again. We are sorry that we can’t supply them for you now but must say that we are delighted with the popularity of our products. Business seems to be starting off very well this year. Plants sales have been good and the lavender products are doing well. We hope that’s a good sign for our economy and that we have faith that Mother Nature will soon begin to cooperate and give some of you folks a much needed sign of Spring. Hang in there!

Lavender Gift Box for Christmas

October 2nd, 2013 by victor

CHRISTMAS GIFT BOXCHRISTMAS BOX CONTENTS

Yeah, we know it’s early but that’s what stores do these days – the Christmas stuff is there right along side the Halloween stuff. Ok, so now we’ve got you thinking Christmas – think about our new Christmas Gift Box for those lavender loving friends of yours.

This box contains 5 great lavender scented products including an 8 ounce bottle of Lavender Goatmilk Lotion, 8 ounce Lavender Body and Room Mist, 2 ounce jar of Lavender Goatmilk Creme, .25 ounces of our premium organic Lavender Essential Oil and a tin of Victor’s Culinary Lavender. (Has anybody tried lavender in your turkey dressing?) What more could you ask for. These beautiful gift boxes will sell for $60 and come with FREE SHIPPING. How can you beat that?

You can find this and other great gift ideas in our web store under Home & Gifts. We will begin shipping on December 1st  and the last day to ship for Christmas delivery will be on December 18th.  Be sure to order early as quantities of this great gift box are limited.

Oh, and just for the record, we want to wish you a Super Spooky Halloween and a very Happy Thanksgiving before we wish you Merry Christmas.

A welcome visitor to the greenhouse.

February 7th, 2013 by victor

VICTOR & KATHY
Kathy Gehrt visits Sequim

I’m a little slow on this post but wanted to share with all of you what a great time I had with Kathy Gehrt a few weeks ago when she came to visit with me here in Sequim. We spent the afternoon talking and touring my greenhouses and fields. I know many of you may be familiar with Kathy as the author of Discover Cooking with Lavender or have heard her speak at a conference in your area or read one of her articles but have you visited her website yet? www.discoverlavender.com I highly recommend it to anyone interested in lavender. It’s an awesome site – full of tips, tasty recipes and interviews with interesting people in all phases of the lavender industry. (You can even read about me!)

Since I’m a lavender grower, not a writer, my posts are usually short and sweet but I do hope you will take the time to read some of her blogs and be sure to order a copy of her cookbook which you can find here http://victorslavender.com/store/home-and-gifts/. And for the culinary timid – go ahead – live dangerously – Discover Cooking with Lavender!

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Idea

November 21st, 2012 by victor

Culinary LavenderHere’s an idea for breakfast on Thanksgiving (or any day) – Banana Blueberry Muffins with Lavender. Found it on allrecipes.com. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/banana-blueberry-muffins-with-lavender/detail.aspx. The recipe was contributed by Suzanne Hale and she says “These muffins are some of the best I’ve ever tasted. The lavender gives the flavor a slightly fresher taste, bringing out the vibrancy of the blueberries. You’ve got to try it! Serve warm with soft butter, if desired.”
Here’s an idea for the bird found on Country Living. It’s called ‘Provencal Rub for Roast Turkey’ http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/provencal-rub-turkey-seasoning-recipe

Speaking of tasty recipes, I had an opportunity to spend some time with Kathy Gehrt this past week at the Ontario Lavender Conference. She authored the book Discover Cooking with Lavender. I’ve been looking through it and it’s full great recipes. I’m particularly looking forward to trying her Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Garlic and Herb Crust. Makes me hungry just thinking about it. This is one book you should have in your kitchen library.

      Hope all of you have a Great Thanksgiving.

 

 

Lavandula Angustifolia – Folgate

March 13th, 2012 by victor

Find Folgate At Victor's Lavender Farm Beginning in April

Find Folgate At Victor's Lavender Farm Beginning in April

A tiny bush that packs a big wallop. This variety of English lavender is one of the best oil producers and is considered the best for producing high-yield crops for culinary uses, etc. Folgate is a tiny bush with narrow, small leaves and a sweet aroma. If you like cooking with lavender or enjoy the sweet smell in potpourri and sachets you will love this plant. Ever thought about Lavender Latte? Or Tea? How about Lavender Ice Cream. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Plant some in your garden and see for yourself.

Find Folgate At Victor’s Lavender Farm Beginning in April.

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