Renowned local artist/jewelry designer and craftsman Greg deHetre, brings the magic of R.W. Studios to North 42 Degrees Estate Winery in this hands-on workshop. You’ll learn the intricate design of his Helm bracelet and make your own in sterling silver, to cherish for yourself or give to someone you love.
This workshop also makes a fabulous “experience gift” to the jewelry-loving person in your life who loves to work with his/her hands and create something intricate!
Make the day extra special by booking lunch or dinner prior to or after the workshop. Please note that meals are not included in the price of the workshop. Call 519-738-6111 for table reservations.
Tickets: $70 + HST
January 13, 2019, 2pm-4pm
If you’re ready to start taking better photographs, to understand the basics of photography, and to take control of your camera, then this workshop is for you. The two-hour course covers topics including a photography basics overview, the exposure system, understanding light, camera modes, lenses, and capturing photographs the way you want. $90 per person, plus HST. To reserve your spot, go to windsor.snapd.com or call the winery at 519-984-2684
This workshop would make a great holiday or birthday “experience gift” for the photography lover in your life!
This time of year brings me back to my grandmother’s orchard with its wonderful fruit selection – plums, pears, peaches, and apples. My all time favourite were the wonderfully ripe peaches. They were so fragrant and succulent that the juices ran all over with just one bite. I can still smell the aromas just thinking about my childhood.
In days gone by we had many peach orchards in beautiful Essex County. We even celebrated peaches in our little town of Harrow with a festival and the crowning of the Peach Queen. The Harrow Research Station developed a number of peach varieties such as the Harrow Beauty and Harrow Diamond Peach. Today, you can still find fresh peaches at our neighbour’s Leslie and Doug of the Fruit Wagon and Maria’s on Ridge Road.
So today in celebration of the long weekend and fresh Essex County peaches I thought I’d share a lovely adult beverage recipe that incorporates my favourite herb- lavender and of course those luscious peaches.
Lavender Peach Bellini
2 ripe large peaches, peeled, halved and stone removed
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of water
1 teaspoon Serenity Lavender’s culinary lavender
Fresh lavender sprigs to garnish
Add water into a small pot. Bring to a boil add sugar stir until completely dissolved. Take off the heat and add 1 teaspoon of Serenity Lavender’s culinary lavender. Put the lid on the pot and steep for about 20 minutes. Strain the lavender and put the lavender simple syrup mixture into the fridge until cooled completely.
Blend the peaches in a blender until smooth. Place 1 tablespoon of peach puree into a glass add 1 tablespoon of lavender simple syrup and top with chilled sparkling wine.
Decorate each glass with a lavender sprig and serve straight away!
Use 1 parts puree to 4 parts sparkling wine. Good quality peach juice can be used as a substitute.
We are getting excited as the new building is entering its final completion stages. The new retail display racks and furniture is ordered and scheduled to arrive next week. For those who haven’t heard we have built a brand new hospitality centre the will be home to Serenity Lavender Farm, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery and Bistro 42. Yup we have a brand spanking new space that is full of natural light to show off our fantastic lavender themed giftware, handmade artisan soaps and body products and our expanded line of lavender culinary goodies that we will be creating in our own kitchen. More on that in our next blog post. We’ll have access to a private room with spectacular views of the vineyard and a roaring fireplace for our craft classes. So stay tuned for more details. But today we just wanted to update you on our progress and share a few photos of what is to come at Serenity Lavender Farm.
Come join us for the best and biggest lavender fest in Ontario!