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June 8, 2017

Hello Dear Friends!

We hope you enjoyed your first basket. We are trying to add items of interest while our produce is ripening. Let us know which items you like best and also feel free to make a suggestion. It is available, substitu-tions are possible. The cherries are a little sweeter this week. Last week was the first cherry “thinning” harvest so they were a bit small and tart but hopefully tasty :).

Call for Recipes

Did you do something with your basket ingredient that you would like to share with others? I would love to include your recipes in our weekly update! Just email me your recipe.

Hand Crafted Lavender Hydrosol with Essential Oil

So I had a blast learning how to make hand crafted es-sential oils. It involved building my own still (I know, some you think this is a cover for moonshine!). It is amazing how much lavender it takes to make less than an ounce of essential oil. Thus the high prices we all pay. But the real treasure is the hydrosol that is basi-cally distilled lavender water left over from the oil dis-tillation process. If you find the authentic lavender fragrance overpowering (even a bit putrid smelling), dilute it with even more distilled water and some va-nilla extract. Pure and natural fragrances at times smell different than the chemicals that pass for the real thing.

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