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Lavender Berry Crumble

Ingredients

Filling

1 3/4 cups of your favourite berry — frozen is fine, try it with a blend of berries!

Crumble

1/2 cup plain flour
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp demerara sugar
4 tbsp chopped hazelnuts or almonds

 

Syrup

1 teaspoon Serenity Lavender Farm culinary lavender buds
6 tbsp caster sugar
2 thin strips of lemon rind
6 tbsp  water

Make the Syrup
Combine ingredients for syrup in a pan and stir over medium-high heat until it boils. Let boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and cool.

Make the Crumble
In a mixing bowl, add the butter in small pieces to the flour, mixing with your fingers. Add the sugar, continue mixing until you have a crumble. Gently mix in nuts (Oats can be substituted for nuts).

Put it all together
Preheat oven to 350° F
Add your berry mix to an ovenproof dish (or divide evenly between ovenproof ramekins). Remove the lemon rind from the syrup and pour over fruit. Top with the crumble mixture and bake for 30 minutes or until crumble is brown and toasty.

Serve with cream, whipped cream, or ice cream. Sprinkle with lavender buds for a beautiful finish!

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July 12 – Lavender Wreath Workshop

 

Spend a fun evening creating your own Lavender Heart Wreath! Made with fragrant bunches of lavender , your wreath will hold it’s scent for years. Participants will be shown all the know-hows and tips about creating the perfect lavender wreath. The finished wreath may be hung on a door on used as a centerpiece on your table. All materials are included: locally grown lavender, heart shaped grape vine form, florist wire, and ribbon. This workshop is limited to 10 attendees.

$80, includes all materials. Advance registration required, click here to register.

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July 6 – Learn to make Lavender Wands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help us celebrate Canada’s Birthday as we teach you how to make this traditional Lavender wands, also called lavender bottles,which were fashioned in Victorian times for scenting linen drawers and the tradition was brought to Canada by early settlers. The tradition is making a comeback and we will teach you how to weave these beautiful wands in a one night workshop as you learn to encase the scent of lavender in ribbon and enjoy the fragrance years to come. Taking the time to create wands allows you to get lost in the moment while enjoying the aroma as you weave the ribbon around the stalks of lavender. They also make wonderful gifts. All supplies are included.

$25 per person, includes all materials. Advance registration required, click here to register.

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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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Hike 42 – A Wildflower Discovery

Spring has sprung and we look forward to the burst of wildflowers in our secret oasis. We’ve teamed up again with our sister company North 42 Degrees Estate Winery to bring you a wildflower discovery hike in our beautiful 40 acre Carolinian forest. You’ll be lead on a guided hike, treated to wine tasting, an outdoor camp style gourmet lunch, prepared by our own Executive Chef, Steve Meehan, while you see and learn about the beautiful widfower species that inhabit our natural wonderland.  The cost is $35.00 per person +HST.  Purchase your ticket to experience this unique event on one of 2 days – April 22 or April 29 from 10am-1pm. Come join us and discover mother nature’s floral beauty. Tickets available at Eventbrite goo.gl/R4YOzH or call 519 984-2684.

 

 

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Decoupage Egg Workshop

The egg has ong been a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. The decoration of eggs for Easter is believed to date back to at least the 13th century. From the simple dying of eggs to the intricate designs of Pysanky there are many ways to decorate eggs.  Join us on April 13th from 6:30-9:00 to learn a decoupage Easter Egg decorating technique.  A combination of imagination, paint, paper, glue and ribbon is used to make your own creation. The cost is $30.00 all supplies are included.

 

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Welcome Spring Events – Pisanki Workshop

As I look outside it’s still winter. Our lavender is dusted with snow again but we’re thinking SPRING!!! We’re pleased to present a series of new workshops just to celebrate the season.  We’ve dug into our heritage for a few of them and if you always wanted to know how to make Traditional Polish and Ukrainian Easter Eggs, here’s your chance!  In this class we’ll demonstrate several techniques, learn the history and symbolism of the designs and work on your own creation.  All supplies are included and each participant will go home with a finished egg.  Call 519 980-4504 to register. Limited to 10 participants.

 

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