The summer came and went. The storms hit but we were spared! The lavender is tucked away for the fall and winter and we have time to work on new recipes. Our Lavender Coffee Brittles have been a wonderful addition to our other brittles. Here are a few photographs to soothe and calm your senses.
The lavender came into full bloom June 12, 2012. What a glorious harvest we had this year. Our culinary lavender surpassed what we expected in terms of yield and the fragrance was amazing. People often ask me what I do at the farm and I just shake my head and say, “If only you knew.” Here are a few images of life at the farm during June.
What a title! Well, it’s time to get the bowls, sweet cream, lavender infused vanilla, vanilla beans, and my own Lavender Coffee Cashew Brittle out and create a little magic in the kitchen. I will let you know how it tastes.
Did you know that brittle first came to America from Ireland? It is considered America’s first candy but it was brought here during the early 1800′s. What could be more delicious than combining sugar, nuts and butter? I have heard that if you find the perfect proportion of nuts/sugar/butter, you will become addicted to the confection? I believe our lavender brittle is just that—-highly addictive.
How did this happen? Spring is here and the farm is waking up from a short slumber.
All the apple trees are preparing for their burst of color and the grass already needs to be cut. I will jump on the mower this weekend for the maiden voyage! Nothing like the fragrance of freshly cut spring grass.
I have several new lavender brittle confections that will delight all of you crunchers. Welcome all new visitors!
The cool winter breezes are here and the lavender fields are dormant until March. Last December, after filling several holiday orders for our exfoliant, I used the remaining sugar to make some lavender brittle. The first brittle was almost all sugar, butter and nuts. My family was ecstatic and asked me to make more and then more…… I refined the recipe and added other ingredients to deepen the flavor. I use Blue Skye Lavender Infused Pure Organic Vanilla in all of my confections and find that the infused vanilla adds a sweet, smoky, refined taste.
I am excited and proud to add these wonderful confections to our family of products. Our new company, Ciel Bleu, represents the spirit of Blue Skye Farm. Natural beauty and elegant simplicity.