DISCOVER: sprigs & sprouts

i love a little fresh lavender in recipes and lotions. while visiting with my mom and dad in palisade this past week, my mom took me to a new shop and farm called sprigs & sprouts.  they are located off of highway 6, right next to the high school i attended growing up.  if you live in or are visiting the area, it is a must to visit.  they have a large variety of lotions and candles as well as dried lavender and plant varieties.  i have been looking into growing some of my own lavender to use in recipes and to add a beautiful fragrance to our garden.  they talked me through some of the best varieties for our area and i also bought a book- the lavender lover’s handbook, a bottle of delicious smelling coconut lavender lotion, a tin of dried culinary lavender and my own little "buena vista" lavender plant to get started.  for an extra treat, we sampled their lavender oil infused home made ice good! two things i am looking forward to making with my new "folgate" culinary lavender are:

[caption id="attachment_1846" align="alignnone" width="300"] lavender lemonade[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1845" align="alignnone" width="298"] lavender cupcakes[/caption]