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Lavender Martini- #FlowerCocktailHour

By |May 9th, 2021|

I love to infuse vodka with flavors - especially flower flavors. This cocktail includes a Lavender vodka that I had infused with Lavender from the garden…the Lavender Martini- is tasty and beautiful too! You can Substitute lavender vodka for Plain Vodka- if you wish- to tone down the Lavender Flavor. It's also Possible to substitute a Lavender Flower Elixir to make non- alcohol version instead too... you can always have Fun with flowers- and be Creative! Continue Reading

Episode 208- All About Lavender!

By |July 4th, 2020|

Episode 208- All About Lavender

Host J Schwanke explores all things lavender in this episode of Life in Bloom. We can relax and rejuvenate with Lavender plantings, or hand crafted soaps, you’ll learn to make a Vintage dried lavender bottle, and delight your taste buds with a honey lavender cheesecake— it’s time for us to

Katie Kuipers and Leche & Lavender

By |July 1st, 2020|

Katie Kuipers and Leche & Lavender

I met Katie- at the Fulton Farmer’s Market- she was there selling the Most AMAZING Soap- and one of the things you need to know about Leche & Lavender Soap- is the Goat’s Milk Aspect… when you’re washing your hands- frequently- your hands can get rough- chapped or even

Lavender Collins- #Flower Cocktail Hour!

By |July 1st, 2020|

Lavender Collins- #Flower Cocktail Hour
Lavender and Lemon appear in this refreshing Lavender Collins Cocktail- that’s easy to make- and beautiful to serve!


Gin- I prefer Monkey 47- Schwarzwald Dry Gin for this recipe… plus it has a Monkey on the Label.. and it’s a cut little bottle!
Fresh Squeeze Lemon Juice
Lavender Floral Elixir – You can

Lavender Cheesecake- Recipe in Bloom!

By |July 1st, 2020|

Lavender Cheesecake- Recipe in Bloom!
This Instant Cheesecake Recipe is easy- and adding a subtle Lavender flavor is not only delicious- it creates an eye-catching presentation.


Instant Cheesecake Boxed Recipe
Lavender Extract- I prefer the Lavender Floral Elixir- you can order it here!
Lavender Maple Syrup- I get a Michigan-made Syrup from my local specialty grocer!
Purple Food Coloring-

Lavender Pork Loin- #Recipe in Bloom

By |May 1st, 2020|

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- the Pork from Crane Dance Farm- and my friends Mary and Jill is Amazing! Whether it’s pork chops, ground pork sausage, pork porterhouses, or pork loin roasts.

This recipe is one of my favorites- because it combines two things I love- a Crane Dance Pork Loin

Blueberry Lavender Trifle #Recipe in Bloom

By |June 21st, 2019|

This Terrarium inspired dessert is easy and impressive! Created inside a clear glass bowl- the layered ingredients – show through the sides and mimic the interior of a terrarium. Whipping your cream by hand and adding Lavender flower elixir adds to the flower-riffic flavor or this delicious recipe!

Blueberry Lavender Trifle


1 Pound cake cut into

Lavender Shortbread Cookies- #RecipeInBloom

By |October 13th, 2016|

Romantic Lavender Shortbread Cookies- Recipe
Time 10 minutes to prepare  -  10-12 minute cooking time

Makes 2 dozen cookies


3/4 cup organic all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unblanched almond flour meal
2 Tbs. Arrowroot
2 Tbs. Organic Pure Cane Sugar
1 Tbs. Dried Lavender
1/2 tsp ground pink Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp Organic baking soda
1/2 cup butter- chilled and cubed
2 Tbs. fresh organic lemon

Look to the Flowers- Lavender Benefits!

By |September 21st, 2016|

Perhaps we look too far when seeking for solutions…

We’re looking for the FAST Way to Lose Weight…
Looking for a prescription or pill to cure our ills….
Looking for an immediate way to reduce the stress in our lives…

Perhaps the solution has been right there…
under our noses (if you’ll pardon the pun)…

Perhaps… it’s in the

Lavender- the essential flower!

By |August 9th, 2016|

Fragrant Lavender…. you just can’t resist it…

When you cut it in your garden… or get it as a cut flower-
here’s a few tips to remember…

Lavender Flowers- benefit from CVBn Tablets… in the water…
Along with flower food… and use COLD Water… not warm in your vase!

In the Language of flowers- Lavender Means: Cautious Devotion -