How To Use Your Dried Lavender

The nights are beginning to draw in and there is a definite nip in the air in the mornings. Yes, it’s just beginning to look like autumn. Autumn is one of our very favourite seasons here on the Jersey Lavender Farm, after the hectic harvest season is over, we can get down to the business… Read more »

Lavender Recipes

A member of the mint family and related to rosemary, sage, and thyme, it’s perhaps not surprising that lavender has been used in cooking for thousands of years. Used by the Romans to flavour fish and Medieval monks to add a floral touch to sweet puddings, over the course of the last century, the use… Read more »

How To Use Dried Lavender

Lavender is a plant that offers several uses and is well-known as a scent that can help relax the senses and reduce the feeling of anxiousness. When dried, lavender maintains its soothing aroma and can be used for all kinds of home remedies, crafts, beauty products and even in food. At Jersey Lavender, we dry… Read more »

Lavender Shortbread

One of the most popular items in our lovely Sprigs Cafe is our delicious lavender shortbread – practically perfect dunked into a cup of fine tea. And this scrumptious treat is a favourite on many famous tea tables too. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, reportedly relied on lavender shortbread to ease nausea and to… Read more »

Lavender With Fish?

It may sound like the excesses of wonderful lavender grown here on our delightful Jersey Lavender Farm may have gone to our heads, but recently we have been experimenting with a few new ways to use our delicious culinary lavender – and one of the surprising, but surprisingly delicious discoveries we made was lavender with… Read more »

Give The Perfect Gift – A Jersey Lavender Gift Voucher

According to a recent survey, gift shopping can be a seriously worrisome and stressful business. Many people feel that trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones can be fraught with difficulties; what if they don’t like it? What if they take it the wrong way? What if my gift is not reciprocating… Read more »

Lavender And White Chocolate Cheesecake

To the traditionalists amongst you, there is absolutely no question as to what to finish your traditional Christmas dinner with, it just has to be a traditional dried fruit and spice-filled steamed Christmas pudding. And as much as we on the Jersey Lavender Farm really do love this classic Christmas favourite, sometimes after a huge… Read more »

Lavender for men!

Contrary to popular assumption, lavender is not just for the ladies. In actual fact, men use lavender much more than they realise, and probably on a daily basis. Lavender is, in fact, (as you will discover in our article a key ingredient in some of the most popular men’s fragrances and skincare products on the… Read more »

When To Harvest Lavender For Oil

Choosing the exact moment to harvest our wonderful Jersey lavender is one of the most important parts of our work here on our lovely Jersey Lavender Farm. Harvest too early and the lavender will not be fully mature enough to produce the perfect highest quality, but harvest too late and the plant will have begun… Read more »

What is Lavender Oil made from? – Part 2

The earlier post – What is Lavender Oil Made From? – Part 1 – was about how lavender oil is often analysed using a process called gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. The results of this shows that lavender oil is pretty complicated; containing up to a hundred different components. This post is about these components. One thing to… Read more »