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Walk Around the Lavender Farm

The Okanagan summer has officially landed! We are thrilled to see that 100% of our lavender crop made it through what was an unusually cold, snowy winter and on top of all that snow we were also met with an unprecedented rainy spring. The heat is now here and temperatures are beginning to soar, which make for very happy, healthy…

lavender cocktails/Recipes

Lavender Whiskey Sour

Looking for a new seasonal drink to warm you up on those cold winter nights?  McKinley Lavender Farm has you covered with a unique spin on a classic cocktail. Ingredients: Ice Cubes or Chilled Whiskey Balls 2oz Whiskey (we prefer Jack Daniels around here) Lavender Infused Sour Syrup (see #10 here for the recipe) Dried Lavender Sprigs (garnish) Directions: Fill…

Farm Life/Floral/Lavender Tips

Ten Ways to use Lavender :: Winter Edition

When winter hits (at least here in Canada) it’s easy to forget that you could have ever spent most of your recent days living and enjoying the outdoors.  The dark, cold, wet and often snowy climate can leave most of us dreaming of longer hotter days. If you’re like most of us and you want to reminisce about warmer weather…

Recipes

Lavender Lemonade

If life gives you lemons…add lavender and make pink lemonade!  This is one of our favorite, summer time recipes to easily infuse lavender into your life. Ingredients: Ice Cubes Cold Water 2 cup Hot Water 1/4 cup Dried Lavender Leaves OR 2 TBSP of Dried Lavender Flowers (The dried lavender flower buds are much stronger, so you won’t need as…