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A Light & Delicate Lavender Afternoon Treat

Posted on Tuesday, 30 September

With the colder weather looking as though it is here to stay, now is the time to treat ourselves to a little afternoon snack. If you have had a busy morning and nightmare afternoon why not pop into the kitchen to create the delectably scrumptious Earl Grey, Lavender & Vanilla Mille Feuille. Now you may be thinking this recipe is hard work. however if you swap out the home made pastry for shop bought (we won’t tell 🙂 ) then this is a sweet treat that can be created within a few minutes. The sweetness of the vanilla, the earthiness… read more »

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How English Lavender is Helping the Dwindling Bee Population

Posted on Monday, 29 September

I’m sure we have all heard the horror stories of our dwindling bee population and the fact that without our buzzy little friends our survival doesn’t look too pleasant. So, what can we do to help our bees? Well, according to the Big Bumblebee Discovery survey (which was carried out by 30,000 schoolchildren) English lavender is twice as inviting to bees as French lavender. The more simple English lavender buds are not only more appealing to the bees, but they are more accessible than the frilly French lavender. The French lavender variates are of course beautiful, however, due to the… read more »

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A Brief History of Essential Oils

Posted on Tuesday, 2 September

  Essential oils have been used since the dawn of time and for very good reason too! Essential oils were used throughout the decades for a variety of reasons, from creating medicines to making cosmetics and everything in between. We will be covering the history of essential oils , with some interesting facts along with some of the worlds most famous people who have use essential oils in their daily lives.     The History of Essential Oils Our journey begins with the Egyptians who were some of the first people to use essential oils for their medicinal purposes they… read more »

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A Healthy Sweet Treat, Lavender & Almond Butter Cups

Posted on Monday, 1 September

    Lavender and Almonds may seem like an unlikely pairing, but don’t dismiss them just yet. This recipe provides the perfect sweet treat that not only tastes amazing it is healthy for you as well. The floral delicateness of the lavender mixed with the creaminess of the almonds make these bitesize treats a store cupboard staple. So, now onto the fun part, creating these tantalising sweet treats. Lavender & Almond Butter Cups Ingredients ¾ cup coconut butter* 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (optional) ¼ cup almond butter 2½ teaspoons pure maple syrup Garnishes Culinary dried lavender Instructions Add the coconut… read more »