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Lavender Festival 2018 Schedule

Saturday June 30th          

 

10:00 am              Festival opens

Tai Chi Demonstration

 

11:00 am              Alcohol Ink Class with Val Reid

(Advance registration on Eventbrite)

 

11:30 am              Lavender Tour

Music by James Staley

1:00 pm                Lavender Tour

Music by Joel  Furlotte

 

1:30 pm                Lavender Wand Demonstration

 

3:00 pm                Cooking Demonstration with Chef

 

3:30 pm                Lavender Tour

 

Sunday, July 1st

 

10:00 am              Festival opens

Yoga class with Caroline Holmes

 

11:00 am              Alcohol Ink Class with Val Reid

(Advance registration on Eventbrite)

 

11:30 am              Lavender Tour

Music by James Staley

 

1:00 pm                Lavender Tour

Music by Six Degrees

 

1:30 pm                Lavender Wand Demonstration

 

3:00 pm                Cooking Demonstration with  Chef

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8 Ways Lavender Can Beat Winter Woes

Winter is here! And alongside winter fun come the challenges of the season, including dry skin, chapped lips, and keeping your house feeling spring fresh. Here are a few tips and tricks for meeting winter’s challenges head on so you can enjoy beauty of the season.

  1. Improve Sleep: A good night’s sleep is important, and Lavender helps to naturally relax the body and mind to encourage a restful sleep:
    1. Linen Spray – lightly mist sheets and pillows with Serenity Lavender Farm Linen Spray. You can spray your sheets when you turn the bed down at night, or in the morning while making the bed.
    2. Sachet – Tuck a sachet under the pillow when you make your bed. Flip your pillow over as you go to bed for a gentle scent of lavender.
    3. Essential Oil – lightly dab Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil behind your ears or on the bottoms of your feet.
    4. Diffuser – Serenity Lavender Farm Lavender Diffuser will gently release its scent through natural reed diffuser sticks
  2. Treat your Feet: Feet can take a beating in the winter and should receive some extra TLC.
    1. Foot Bath – add a few drops of Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil to a warm foot bath to relax and relieve stress.
    2. Foot Cream – mix a several drops of Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil to Coconut Oil. Spread on dry, cracked feet then put on a pair of socks before going to bed.
  3. Nosebleeds: The dry air can irritate the skin in our nasal passages and nosebleeds can result. To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Serenity Lavender Oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Place the wrapped ice against the base of the nose above the top lip and hold it there until the bleeding stops or as long as comfortable. Do not freeze your lip or gum.
  4. Relief for Eczema: Cold weather can exacerbate eczema and dermatitis. Add a few drops of Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil to coconut oil and use topically.
  5. Spring Clean: Bring the fresh feel of spring into your home! Combine water with white vinegar and a few drops of Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil to wash floors, mirrors, glass, and any hard surface. This DIY cleaner is environmentally friendly and child/pet safe. [Note: do not mix vinegar with chlorine products.]
  6. Cold Sore Relief: place a drop of Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil on a cold sore for pain relief and to speed healing. Lavender is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Try it on dry, cracked lips for fast relief.
  7. Freshen Bathrooms: place a drop or two of Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil on the cardboard core of toilet paper when restocking the bathroom. Alternately, you can also spritz the inside of the roll with Serenity Lavender Farm Linen Spray. Each time paper is taken from the roll it will release the fresh scent of lavender.
  8. Cold/Sinus Relief: Lavender can bring quick relief from colds and sinus infections.
    1. Add a few drops of Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil to boiling water and inhale the steam to open nasal passages, relieve coughing and throat irritation, and naturally aid in treating sinus infections.
    2. Rub a drop of Serenity Lavender Farm Essential Oil near nasal passages, on the back of the neck, at the temple, and on the forehead—avoiding the eyes—for relief from sinus pressure and inflammation.
    3. Put a pinch of Serenity Lavender Farm Culinary Lavender in your tea, or brew a cup of one of Serenity Lavender Farm’s specialty teas to aid in sleeping and bring relief to irritated throats.

A little lavender goes a long way
to brighten your winter, naturally!

 

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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We’re Hiring!!! Prep cooks, Line cooks, Dishwashers, Waitstaff

WE ARE HIRING!!!    Our sister company had a wonderful soft launch thanks to you our customers and now we are gearing up for ourregular hours and expanding our offerings.  So start your New Year by joining our talented culinary team.  We are hiring in all positions full time and part time including:  line cooks, prep cooks, dishwashers, cleaners, front of house supervisors and waitstaff.  Apply by sending a resume to chef@north42degrees.com.

 

Renumeration commensurate with experience. 

Come join our team!!!

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A perfect day for a cup of tea!

A perfect day for a cup of tea…. we’re tasting some new teas and can’t wait to share our new releases with you! Of course they are all blended with our own lavender grown locally at Serenity Lavender Farm. The flavours of our culinary lavender varieties are matched to enhance the flavours of the tea.  We grow a number of varietals that are unique to Ontario and Canada.   So,  coconut ice with it’s spearmint flavours and aromas are a perfect match to our Spearmint tea, which incidently is a great tea to help with digestion. All of teas are fair trade and where possible organically grown.  We are always looking for recommendations.

So,what’s your favourite tea?

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Holiday Baking with Lavender

We’ve  started our holiday baking with a few of our favourites from mouth watering shortbread to chocolate fudge. At Serenity Lavender we’re always experimenting and adding lavender to different recipes to see how our favourite herb accents a recipe.  Like anything in life,  we’ve had some huge successes and then some less than stellar results.  Over the next several weeks on Sundays we’ll be sharing some of our recipes that have been great hits and sure fire crowd pleasers.  Today we thought we’d start with a classic – Lavender Shortbread! Buttery crisps  with a hint of floral and citrus notes that turns this old family recipe into something spectacular!!

 

Servings: 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 lb unsalted butter, softened

1 cup icing sugar

2 teaspoons Serenity Lavender culinary lavender (ground)

2¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup rice flour

½ teaspoon salt

 

Preparation
Preheat oven to 325°F.

Cover bottoms of two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, lavender with an electric mixer. Mix until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add all purpose flour, rice flour and salt and beat until incorporated. Divide dough in half. Flatten into squares and wrap in plastic. Chill until firm. On a floured board, roll each square to a thickness of 3/8 inch. Cut with cookie cutters and place onto baking sheets, spacing cookies about 1 inch apart.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until pale golden around the edges. Cool then transfer to a rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Store in an air tight container.

Photo from ilovemilkandcookies.blogspot.ca

 

 

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Expansion nearing completion

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery and Serenity Lavender Farm

We are getting excited as the new building is entering its final completion stages. The new retail display racks and furniture is  ordered and scheduled to arrive next week.   For those who haven’t heard we have built a brand new  hospitality centre the will be home to  Serenity Lavender Farm, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery and Bistro 42.  Yup we have a brand spanking new space that is full of natural light to show off our fantastic lavender themed giftware, handmade artisan soaps and body products and our expanded line of lavender culinary goodies that we will be creating in our own kitchen. More on that in our next blog post. We’ll have access to a  private room with spectacular views of the vineyard and a  roaring fireplace for our craft classes.  So stay tuned for more details. But today we just wanted to update you on our progress and share a few photos of what is to come at Serenity Lavender Farm.

 

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Lavender Festival 2017

Music, Art, Food, Wine, and of course, Lavender, all at the 2017 Lavender Festival!

Serenity Lavender Farm will hold its 5th annual Lavender Festival on the grounds of the farm and North 42 Degrees Estate Winery.

Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 

10am- 5pm

Admission is free.

 This weekend celebration offers a wide selection of activities and tours. Plus, the beautiful lavender fields make for inspiring photographs.

Experience Serenity Lavender Farm in bloom!

Serenity Lavender Farm will host artisans, cooking demonstrations, Tai Chi, wine tours, the Stilt Guys, and lavender tours. Featured artisans include:

ª  Robert Bishop Art              ª Simon Steeps Tea

ª  Ring Weaver                      ª CHC Beeswax Candles

ª  Ravyn Ouellette                 ª Garage Art Glass

ª  Transform Treasures         ª Silver Such

ª  Bent Art                             ª David’s Woodworking

Food by Bistro 42 Executive Chef Steve Meehan and live music rounds out this not-to-be-missed weekend! Face painting and activities for children round out this family-friendly weekend.

Come help us celebrate Lavender Bloom 2017! A Scentsational Experience!

 

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Call for Artists – Lavender Fest 2017

It’s that time of year.  We’re busily preparing for what we hope to be the biggest and best Lavender Festival in the Province.

If you haven’t heard we broke ground for our new hospitality facility on the Monday following last year’s festival and although the construction has been delayed we will be ready to roll out the red carpet in our new facility just in time for this year’s festival.  This has been both exciting, frustrating and well a time to revisit the event design for Lavender Fest 2017. (Hence the delay in getting this post up)

There are some changes this year. Due to the construction we have lost some customer parking but can accommodate this with our property across the street.   Another change is that our Serenity Lavender store will also be tented.  It will be impossible to accommodate the foot traffic we expect in our new retail space. This should all encourage visitors to walk thru Artisan’s Alley. We will also be offering a special 3 course meal and other lavender treats in our new restaurant for the festivities and a number of classes leading up to the festival.
The Festival will be held on June 24th and 25th
10 am- 5pm
at 130 County Road 50 East, Colchester, Ontario
We are looking for new artists and artisans – original works only to join us in this event and so if you know of anyone please have them contact us or send them a copy of the application form.
Applications can be  submitted to suzanne@serenitylavender.com.
As with any other art show, we ask that you provide your own tent.   Once again we will be advertising with Blackburn Radio,distributing lawn signs throughout the city and county, listing the event on various websites and promoting it with Travel Ontario. This year with the exchange rate we will be heavily promoting the event in Michigan and Ohio on NPR radio capturing the American daytrippers. .
We hope to make this the best lavender festival  and can only do so by having quality vendors, like you, and would love to see you again this year..
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact me directly at 519 980-4504.  We look forward to receiving your application and seeing you at EPIC Lavender Fest!
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Photo Contest!

Get your cameras ready for a chance to win a fabulous getaway package for 2 featuring a one night stay at the Mettawas End Bed and Breakfast, a Chef’s choice three course dining experience at the soon to open Bistro 42 and a romantic gift basket full of goodies from Serenity Lavender Farm. The theme of the contest is scentsational lavender and all photos must be taken at Serenity Lavender Farm.

 

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