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Purple Mountain Majesties





The Lavender Festival did not disappoint. We enjoyed fair weather, delicious food (now that I’m eating poultry, I sampled the lavender & citrus chicken salad sandwich. Holy wow!), and the company of fine friends. Only 364 more days until purple, fragrant bliss can be ours again (this time, with Nugget in tow!).


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5 Responses to Purple Mountain Majesties

  • The very idea of lavender pound cake makes my mouth water!

  • EcoGrrl says:

    gorgeous photos! what fun :)

  • Those pictures are beautiful! I tried lavender lemonaide a few months ago, delicious!!!!

  • alexis says:

    what a lovely festival. I planted lavender for the first time this year and have loved steeping its delicate buds. I'm curious to know how you use the leaves?

  • hi alexis! by “leaves”, do you mean the actual leaves, or are you asking how i use the buds? i don't use the leaves at all, if that's your question. as to the buds, though, i steep and incorporate them into all manner of things, including ice cream, truffles, lemonade, and preserves, such as peach butter. i also use lavender buds in homemade bath salts and scrubs. you could mix the buds with coarse sea salt and smokey tea for a nice fish rub or steep the buds in lavender for a floral vinegar. the uses are seemingly endless, no?