A Very Lavender Christmas To You

Lavender is often best associated with spring and summer, but the one of the many wonderful things about lavender is how well it dries, thus meaning that we can enjoy its wonders all year long. And what better time to enjoy lavender, than at Christmas! Have a look at some of the festive ideas below… Read more »

Lavender Christmas Pudding

Now, we’re not always ones for messing with tradition, but let’s face it there are certain things about Christmas that some people just don’t like. No I’m not talking about those people who just can’t be doing with the blatant over-commercialisation of Christmas and instead of giving you a present, give you a massive lecture… Read more »

Lavender Recipes

A member of the mint family and related to rosemary, sage, and thyme, it’s perhaps not surprising that lavender has been used in cooking for thousands of years. Used by the Romans to flavour fish and Medieval monks to add a floral touch to sweet puddings, over the course of the last century, the use… Read more »

Lavender And White Chocolate Cheesecake

To the traditionalists amongst you there is absolutely no question as to what to finish your traditional Christmas dinner with, it just has to be a traditional dried fruit and spice filled steamed Christmas pudding. And as much as we on the Jersey Lavender Farm really do love this classic Christmas favourite, sometimes after a… Read more »

The Surprising Joy Of Lavender Jelly!

Apparently a firm favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1st, Lavender Jelly or Conserve wouldprobably prove to be a bit of a table top talking piece these days. However just because you may not always see it nestling in next to the mint sauce and redcurrant jelly, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a surprisingly delightful little… Read more »

The Many Uses of Lavender Syrup

Recently we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the many wonderful uses of lavender in savoury dishes – yum yum yum! However after stopping by our local farm shop and picking up a punnet of the freshest, biggest and sweetest strawberries I think I’ve ever eaten (apparently the long period of cold weather this… Read more »

Uses of Lavender Water – And How To Make Your Own!

Lavender water has got to be one of the oldest and simplest toiletries around, but thiscertainly doesn’t mean that you should discard it in favour of a bottle of some mass produced, chemically synthesised wonder product instead. In fact, if you are trying to get back to nature and reduce your carbon footprint too, then… Read more »

Lavender Cheese

During a recent trip to Amsterdam we were delighted to discover that the wonderful Dutch have a great love for three things; cake, waffles and cheese! Obviously this sent them heading straight to the top of our list of favourite nations, especially when in one gorgeous cheese shop we discovered a Gouda style cheese that… Read more »

Lavender With Fish?

It may sound like the excesses of wonderful lavender grown here on our delightful Jersey Lavender Farm may have gone to our heads, but recently we have been experimenting with a few new ways to use our delicious culinary lavender – and one of the surprising, but surprisingly delicious discoveries we made was lavender with… Read more »

Lavender Turkish Delight

At this time of year, here on our lovely Jersey Lavender Farm, we (along with many other of you we’re sure!) find our thoughts increasingly turning to Christmas and all things Christmassy. There are so many things that mean Christmas (and winter in general), but especially food and gifts tend to spring into our minds…. Read more »