Okay, so lavender isn't technically blue...
but our southwest skies were a beautiful cloudless blue
the day I visited a local lavender farm. ;-)
... and our luncheon tablecloth has some pretty blue.
After our walking tour of a local lavender farm, lunch was served.
We began with minted water and a glass of lemonade
infused with lavender, colored with red hibiscus.
An assortment of baked breads was offered with
sweet cream butter or herbed butter.
Our luncheon plate included herb-encrusted roasted pork loin,
fresh lettuces and tomatoes from the garden, and
penne pasta with fresh pesto.
a lavender shortbread iced cookie filled with apricot jam
and a dish of lavender ice cream.
It was divine...
There were a few hundred lavender plants at this farm,
and the owner had just put in 80 olive trees.
She had a variety of herbs in her garden and a small vegetable garden.
I had never seen an artichoke bush... have you?
Our hostess especially loved hollyhocks.
They were beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
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