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#beeswax Candle and Ornament Making Workshop

Welcome to candle making with Serenity Lavender Farm, located onsite at North 42 Degrees Estate Winery. Get inspired and create a pure, sweet smelling light from all-natural beeswax gleaned from our own hives. Learn how to make three different types of beautiful beeswax candles, including: a tea light, a rolled beeswax sheet candle and a jarred candle. You will also make two ornaments: a dipped pine cone and molded snowflake, which you will learn to paint. So many good stocking stuffer ideas!

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Serenity Lavender Shop Holiday Open House

We’ve Decked our Halls with Christmas Cheer. Come experience the spirit of the Holiday season at Serenity Lavender! Our Holiday Open House is next weekend so save the date! Come taste our holiday teas and Christmas sweets. Learn how to cook with lavender and take home some of our favourite recipes, And be sure to check out our new men’s line and other great seasonal products! Hourly draws and lots of holiday cheer! We’d love to see you!

December 1st & 2nd

11am-6pm

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Mmmm … Lavender Honeycomb

In the New Year we teamed up with Anderdon Apiaries with the goal of bringing to  you our customers some 100% natural lavender honey.  Even though the spring was hard on our lavender plants that first crop of honey had the subtle delicate of lavender.  The bees gathered the nectar from those little purple lavender flowers and it transformed the flavour of the honey perfectly.  We have been wanting to offer lavender honey for a few years now and did not want to infuse the flavour of lavender into the honey.  We wanted mother nature’s pure and natural version with the help of our friends, the honey bees.  Our patience paid off and despite the damage we sustained to our lavender plants we were able to offer 100% natural unpasturized lavender honey, and boy was it delicious.

 

Once the lavender bloom was finished the bees moved onto to consuming the nectar from all those pretty wildflowers around the farm.  This honey was collected, placed in jars and is still available in our retail shop. It’s a wonderful product too, for all you honey lovers.

As the season  progressed our friends at Anderdon apiaries collected the honey comb and we are thrilled to announce that Honey comb is now in store!

 

Honey in the comb is pure, simple and its you to places liquid honey can’t.  It’s totally safe to eat and people have been doing so for thousands of years.  It’s fantastic over a bowl of oatmeal, slathered on a baguette with brie, finely chopped and topped on a salad with finely crumbled goat cheese or on your next charcuterie board.  It keeps forever and you can store it at room temperature.  Its good for you to. But best of all, it’s made from    he nectar of the lavender plants and wildflowers at Serenity Lavender Farm and tastes delicious.

 

 

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Preserving Herbs

 

 

 

You grew and cooked with fresh herbs all summer but now as fall is upon us and what will you to do with all those remaining herbs in the garden.  This workshop will teach you techniques to preserve the bounty of your fresh herb garden.   You’ll learn some of the creative ways to store and preserve those garden flavourings and which technique is best for your favourites.  We’ll share some of our favourite recipes and  herb blend creations that you can enjoy for months to come.  Participants will receive a notebook and complementary bottle of  culinary lavender.

Cost $25.00 +hst

Tickets available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/enjoy-your-garden-herbs-year-round-tickets-50015283058

 

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Twilight tour- Learn to prune and grow Lavender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come for this fun and interactive workshop and learn how to prune, plant, harvest and care for your lavender plant. We’ll give you a hands on demonstration of how to prune, give you companion planting ideas and discuss the culinary uses for lavender too! Workshop fee includes a workbook and a lavender plant to give you joy for years to come!

Cost $25.00 +hst.  Tickets available on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/twilight-tour-learn-to-prune-grow-lavender-tickets-50014640135

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It’s Peach Season in Windsor Essex

This time of year brings me back to my grandmother’s orchard with its wonderful fruit selection – plums, pears, peaches, and apples.  My all time favourite were the wonderfully ripe peaches.  They were so fragrant and succulent that the juices ran all over with just one bite.  I can still smell the aromas just thinking about my childhood.

In days gone by we had many peach orchards in beautiful Essex County.  We even celebrated peaches in our little town of Harrow with a festival and the crowning of the Peach Queen. The Harrow Research Station developed a number of peach varieties such as the Harrow Beauty and Harrow Diamond  Peach.  Today, you can still find fresh peaches at our neighbour’s Leslie and Doug of the Fruit Wagon and Maria’s on Ridge Road.

So today in celebration of the long weekend and fresh Essex County peaches I thought I’d share a lovely adult beverage recipe that incorporates my favourite herb- lavender and of course those luscious peaches.

Lavender Peach Bellini

Ingredients 
2 ripe large peaches, peeled, halved and stone removed

1/4 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of water

1 teaspoon Serenity Lavender’s culinary lavender

750 ml bottle of North 42 Degrees Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, chilled

Fresh lavender sprigs to garnish

Method
Add water into a small pot.  Bring to a boil add sugar stir until completely dissolved.  Take off the heat and add 1 teaspoon of Serenity Lavender’s culinary lavender.  Put the lid on the pot and steep for about 20 minutes.  Strain the lavender and put the lavender simple syrup mixture into the fridge until cooled completely.

Blend the peaches in a blender until smooth. Place 1 tablespoon of peach puree into a glass add 1 tablespoon of lavender simple syrup  and top with chilled sparkling wine.

Decorate each glass with a lavender sprig and serve straight away!

Cheers!!

Chefs Tip:
Use 1 parts puree to 4 parts sparkling wine. Good quality peach juice can be used as a substitute.

Serves 6

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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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Lavender Festival 2018 is here!!

Serenity Lavender is proud to host our 6th Annual Lavender Festival! This event was inspired by the beautiful aromas flavours and colours of lavender.  Mother Nature was not kind to our beautiful lavender plants this winter, with the freeze thaw cycles we suffered significant crop loss and plant damage, but with every hardship comes opportunity.  We took this opportunity to redesign our lavender gardens and to teach our customers how to assess plants for cold damage and how to prune plants.

This year the festival incorporates our recently opened hospitality facility and Bistro 42.  We’re offering activities for adults and children alike.

For adults there is a Tai Chi demonstration, Yoga class, Alcohol Ink class, Lavender Wand demonstration, Cooking demonstration, Lavender tours, Artists and Artisan alley, live music all day long, and of course artisanal crafted lavender culinary, bath and body products made with our farm grown lavender

We’re ready to entertain your children with whimsical storytelling and readings from local children’s authors, musical interludes, exploration of the lavender labyrinth, chalk art area, the magical wishing tree and if they’re lucky they may even witness the dance of the butterflies.

Come join us for a “Scentscational Experience”

 June 30th and July 1st

10 am – 5 pm

130 County Road 50 East Colchester

Free Admission

Food and beverages available for purchase throughout the day.

Reservations required for Bistro 42.

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Victorian Tea

Treat yourself and your friends or loved ones to the pleasure of a Victorian Afternoon Tea. Serving hand made signature scones, delectable finger sandwiches and desserts on our finest antique china and linens. The beautiful harp music and surroundings will surely transport you to another place and time. Advance tickets only. Come for authentically memorable experience.

Tickets $37.95 per person (gratuity extra, click here to purchase), includes made-from-scratch scones, sandwiches, and desserts served with Serenity Lavender Farm’s specially blended teas. Wine by the glass available for purchase.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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Hike 42 – Wildflower Discovery

ADDITIONAL DATE ADDED: MAY 6

Spring has sprung as we look forward to the burst of wildflowers in our secret oasis. Come discover our 40 acre Carolinian forest with its beautiful display of wildflowers for you, our customers, to enjoy! You’ll be lead on a guided hike, treated to wine tasting, an outdoor camp style gourmet lunch, prepared by our Executive Chef, Steve Meehan while you learn about the beautiful wildflower species that inhabit our natural wonderland. We will hike rain or shine, please wear boots.

April 22 and May 5 sold out.

Tickets $38+HST available through Eventbrite. Click here to purchase.

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

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