The little plum teapot and I continue exploring the world of lavender as we make plans for the week. A pot of hot tea with some of Sally's Coconut Macaroons helps to set the stage for our research. Today we'll look at a few more lavender farms in Sequim, Washington. But first, Sally has graciously agreed to share her delicious recipe. By the way, it is great for those who have special dietary needs. It is gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.
Sally's Lavender-Coconut Macaroons
1 1/2 cups coconut, shredded, unsweetened
1 Tbsp. coconut flour
1/2 tsp. lavender bud
1/8 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. stevia powder
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla
Combine shredded coconut, lavender bud, and coconut flour. Pulse in food processer. Add salt, coconut oil, stevia, and vanilla. Combine well. Using a small ice cream scoop, form small balls and place each in miniature cupcake papers that are placed in a miniature muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 6 to 7 minutes. Cool and enjoy with tea.
*Sally added orange juice and orange zest as well.
And now...back to the lavender farms.
Those shared today are all in Sequim, Washington
|Red geraniums and lots of lavender at Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm.|
|Sunflowers, pruned lavender shrubs, and lavender blossoms at Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm.|
|A lavender still at Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm.|
|A demonstration of how to distill lavender. It takes a lot of lavender to make a small bottle of lavender oil.|
|Port Williams Lavender Farm.|
|A pretty bench at Port Williams Lavender Farm. Corn fields nearby create such a vibrant backdrop for the purple blossoms.|
|Fountain and lilies at Port Williams Lavender Farm.|
|Port Williams Lavender Farm ~ one row pruned and the next in bloom.|
|Fence, trellis, fountain, and flowers at Port Williams Lavender Farm.|
|Sunshine Lavender Farm. Seen are rows of Lavandula Angustifolia, also called True Lavender, which is used for oil, fresh cut, drying, sachets, crafting, and culinary use.|
|Each farm has their own sense of style. Hand painted signs are common and usually have the purple paint on them somewhere!|
|It's time to sit a spell. Do you have a cup of tea nearby?|