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Simple Syrups from the Garden

Simple Syrups from the Garden

It's that time of year when the farmer's markets are bursting with fresh fruit and our garden is full of savoury herbs. Colourful and delicious herbal syrups are a simple way of preserving these intense summertime flavours, and the best part is that you can make them right in your own kitchen!...
All About Roses

All About Roses

In early June, our first big harvest of the year begins - roses. Through steam distillation we extract incredibly sweet-smelling rose hydrosol from our 100 rose bushes on the farm, rich in anti-inflammatory properties which minimize redness and irritation of the skin. Rosewater is also delicious in cooking, and makes a...
Behind the Distillation

Behind the Distillation

On our farm, we extract essential oils and hydrosols from nearly 15 different aromatic herbs, plants and trees using traditional steam distillation. We only distill the plants that we grow ourselves, and all of the distilling is done on-site in small batches to ensure we achieve the highest quality of...
How to Prune Lavender in the Spring

How to Prune Lavender in the Spring

Pruning is part of regular lavender maintenance - after your plants have finished blooming in the fall or before they start to throw new green growth in the spring, make sure to trim away all of the spent woody stems and flowers, leaving a neat green mound. If your lavender...
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