Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Come Away With Me~
Monday was beeautiful~ My niece had told me about a place..called Bleu Lavande here in Québec..I Googled it and immediately wanted to visit~
It's wonderful~!It's far for us..it took us almost 3 hrs to get there because of traffic etc.. but the drive was pretty..and once we got there it was worth it~
I have never seen so much Lavender at once.. when in Provence.. the lavender was finished..this was as close as I could get and it was fabulous.
Bleu Lavande.. was someone's dream..and it's come true~
We were so impressed!
Their home..the outbuildings..the store.. the land.. the apparatus.. all in showplace condition~
They have a wonderful store on site with all their products..the store is large.. white washed inside..w/ the wonderful scent of lavender throughout.
Top quality beautiful merchandise..packaging.. home..kitchen.. etc.. decoration.. food items.. the list goes on and on.. white iron pieces..chandeliers..etc..
Many many temptations~
This was a little area next to the main store entrance..
Their home is simply beautiful..pale yellow amidst all the green grass and lavender~
A private little garden oasis also.. with 2 massothérapie tables overlooking the land!
There was a small sign in that part of the garden.. mentioning.. whispers only ~ A little girl whispered to her parents..she must have been 3-4..so sweet!
Many many children were there and they have a little play area for them also.
You cannot help but want to touch and feel and they encourage it~
By humans or the multitude of bees ..
C'est beau beau beau!
They offer lunches.. or single items.. very reasonably priced and many items using their lavender..you can also picnik with your own lunch which is what we did.
They also sell their plants..Munstead or English..
They recommend for baking and cooking only the Munstead..which is what I grow here.
Every day has a special attraction..on Monday it is artist day..many artists were set up amidst the grounds painting..
Another sight I love!
I took many many more photos but this entry would be too long and ennuyant for you..
I'll end with saying that I really enjoyed my day.. the blue fields..the blue sky..the blue products!
That everything about that place is charming and first class.
The staff was friendly,knowledgeable and sweet.
The lady in the kitchen dept could not have been more helpful!AS sweet as the chocolate she was selling..Deep dark rich chocolate bars with lavender..
All perfectly presented and packaged~
Des Coups De Coeur for certain!
I made these because they were selling some..but wanted to do them my way w/ my cookie cutter :)
The recipe was just a sablé recipe w/ icing sugar,butter,corn starch and flour.I simply added a teaspoon of lavender blossoms..dried..and grown in my little garden~
60g corn starch
40g icing sugar
150g butter semi salted
1 tsp+or- of dried culinary lavender blossoms
Mix dry ings..add butter..roll out..cut..bake ap 8 mins Convection 330.
I brought some over to Caroline's never thinking the boys would like cookies w/ lavender though..and surprise.. they liked them!
For anyone who enjoys gardening,open spaces,nature painting,photography and a quiet pretty outing ~
Bleu Lavande was a treat for me~I just love Lavender~