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Serenity Lavender Shop Holiday Open House

We’ve Decked our Halls with Christmas Cheer. Come experience the spirit of the Holiday season at Serenity Lavender! Our Holiday Open House is next weekend so save the date! Come taste our holiday teas and Christmas sweets. Learn how to cook with lavender and take home some of our favourite recipes, And be sure to check out our new men’s line and other great seasonal products! Hourly draws and lots of holiday cheer! We’d love to see you!

December 1st & 2nd

11am-6pm

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Roasted Pears with Blackberries, Ricotta, and Lavender Sugar

This recipe is from Bon Apetit. I combines the tannic and acidic flavours of the blackberries with the sweetness of the pears and creaminess of the ricotta for a tantalizing taste experience.

6 servings
• PREP TIME: 20 minutes
• TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes

Recipe by Marlena Spieler

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson

Ingredients

•1/3cup + 2 teaspoons lavender sugar(available at Serenity Lavender online or in store or make your own using our culinary lavender)
•6 unpeeled pears (such as Bosc or Bartlett), quartered, cored
•2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
•1 pint blackberries
•1 cup fresh ricotta cheese, crème fraîche, or vanilla ice cream

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°F. Generously butter large rimmed baking sheet. Toss pears, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons lavender sugar in large bowl. Transfer pears, 1 cut side down, to baking sheet. Roast 20 minutes. Turn pears, placing other cut side down. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lavender sugar; roast 20 minutes. Turn pears, skin side down. Preheat broiler. Sprinkle pears with 1 tablespoon lavender sugar. Broil until pears begin to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Arrange berries around pears; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lavender sugar. Broil until berries begin to release juice, about 5 minutes.

Divide pears, berries, and juice among bowls. Top with dollop of ricotta and serve.

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Farm Hiker Tour this Sunday

Well at Serenity Lavender we are busily preparing for this awesome event.  This coming Sunday you can visit six different farms including ours.  At Serenity you will be able to touch see and smell the lavender.  There will be farm tours, pruning demonstrations and of course shopping!  We hope to see you at Serenity this Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm.

To see all the participating farms visit:

http://www.ecfa.ca/main/index.php?page=farmhiker.php

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2011/08/30/farm-hiker-tour-back-sept-18/

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