Patrick and Jose will be distilling our lavender variety named “Melissa” on Tuesday (July 27th) at 11:00 am. Many of you have wanted to see the whole process in action….and this is a great time to grab and ice cream cone and watch the distillation process!
A big THANK YOU to all of you who joined us for Lavender Festival this year at Purple Haze! It was a great party….and we enjoyed seeing both familiar and new faces! Here are a few fun pictures from this weekend…..
We have just opened up the farm for U-Pick over the July 4th weekend! The angustifolias are starting to bloom! For those of you who love a fresh Royal Velvet bundle–now is the time!
Just in time for summer….Our yummy gourmet Lavender Ice Cream, handcrafted by Elevated Ice Cream in Port Townsend, is now available at the farm and downtown store! The Lavender and White Chocolate is always a favorite of Purple Haze visitors!
Spring has finally sprung! The lavender plants are just starting to come out of their winter sleep. The gift shop at the farm will now be OPEN Fri., Sat., Sun. during the month of April! Please see hours on the left bottom corner of our home page. Lavender Plants available!
We have put together a great basket full of cute natural Lavender Baby products that have been a great success in our gift shops. These products are designed with baby in mind-to calm and soothe…made with pure lavender essential oil and no harsh chemicals or animal testing. It comes all wrapped up ready for gift giving, complete with wrap and tag.
Everyday we receive requests about Organic Culinary Lavender….it seems that more and more people are finding out what a great herb it really is to cook with! A wonderful way to start yourself or anyone else cooking with lavender is by trying our Lavender Recipe Folder which combines Northwest Cuisine and the herbs of Southern France into a collection of delicious lavender recipes for you to try at home! Inside you will find a small packet of our Organic Culinary Lavender and Organic Herbs de Provence to create great recipes like…Lavender-Basil Marinade for Salmon, Lavender-Ginger Dressing, Lavender Herbed Chicken…yummy!
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away…..time to start thinking about how you are going to show those special people in your life that you care! We have put together a great little gift bag filled with lavender treats….check it out in our online store! All you need to do is add your gift message and we can ship it right to them!
It’s 2010! Is one of your New Years resolutions to eat healthier? You might want to try our Lavender Lemon Pepper to add a little spice and flavor in place of that extra salt. It is great on fish, sprinkled on a salad or even try it on your popcorn!
Tired of the same old appetizers….try this great recipe for “Fried Puffs with Shrimp and Lavender”! The exotic flavor of these appetizers is a culinary delight!
- 4 Tbl. Butter
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 c. flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. chopped cilantro
- 1/2 c. cooked shrimp or crab meat
- pinch of cayenne
- pinch of ground lavender
Bring water and butter to boil in a small saucepan. Add flour all at once stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. When the dough ball forms, remove from heat, stir for 30 seconds, add one egg at a time, stir to combine. The batter should be very thick and sticky.
Add the cilantro, shrimp, cayenne and lavender, mix well.
Heat the oil in a deep pan or a wok until a test morsel sizzles rapidly and stays on the surface. Wearing oven mitts, scoop small amounts of dough with a spoon and carefully place in hot oil. They will couble in size. Turn them over using bamboo skewers or long chopsticks. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. Serve immediately or keep hot in a single layer in a 250F oven for up to 2 hours.
Caution: hot oil can splatter!
Recipe from “Cooking & Baking with Lavender” by Magdalena Bassett
We encourage you to come and enjoy this great Olympic Peninsula Festival, September 25th-27th, 2009……Help celebrate the watershed that keeps the Sequim-Dungeness Valley alive. There will be activities for kids and adults, music, art, food, and much more. KING FM radio station 98.1 is doing a special giveaway….Prize package includes a 2 night stay at the Quality Inn’s hot-tub suite, dinner for two at Alder Wood Bistro, dinner for two at The Sauer Kraut, tickets to a Neil Simon comedy, ‘Same Time Next Year’ for Saturday night, Sept. 26th at Olympic Theatre Arts, and gift certificates from Purple Haze Lavender Farm and Nash’s Organic Produce.
The sunshine has finally coaxed the lavender plants into blooming! We now are OPEN for U-Pick! After picking your bundles you can take a break on the porch and enjoy some of our wonderful lavender ice cream and lemonade!
Purple Haze Lavender Salad Dressing is a scrumptious blend of Canola oil, lemon juice, vinegar, tamari, honey, organic lavender, organic herbs and garlic, garlic, garlic….and did you know it makes a great marinade?
Just place your chicken breasts in a bag with as
much Salad Dressing (marinade) as you like for about and hour and then grill on the bar-b-que……yummy!
This year for that special “Mom” in your life, we have put together a gift box filled with lavender items that are sure to make her feel loved and appreciated. It has a wonderful selection of lavender favorites that will fill her home with the “scent” of lavender for months to come….and remind her over and over again just how much she is loved! We will ship it right to her door all tied up with a bow and your personalized message tucked inside! It couldn’t be easier.
Check out the video Emelie Tolley (Life with Herbs host) made when she visited Purple Haze Lavender Farm! You will get some great tips on caring for your lavender plants and on different varieties that we carry on the farm. Now is the time to make sure your flower beds are ready for your lavender plants– shipping is scheduled to begin in April! You may also want to take a moment and read our “growing lavender” page on our website to get even more great info on growing a happy, healthy lavender plant!
Over the years we have received many requests for a lavender shampoo and so the time has come for a Purple Haze Lavender Shampoo of our own! We hope you will enjoy this refreshing and soothing blend of lavender, tangerine and rosemary……not only is it good for your hair, but also good for your senses!