Author:Suzanne Steed

Pruning lavender at Steed and Company Lavender

Inspiration on Another Cold Day

Although we have had a very up and down winter, today seemed particularly cold!  To experience a little warmth and inspiration for spring, I decided to look through some lavender pictures and this was one of my favourites.  I love the rich colour of the this...

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Gift Collection Steed and Company Lavender

Our Lavender Christmas Open House

We woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow all over the lavender.  It was bound to come at sometime!  This weekend Nov 28, 10am-5pm and Nov 29, noon-4pm, join us for a bit of holiday cheer and some lavender treats.  We have...

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Christmas show at Steed and Company

Stratford Arts and Craft Christmas Show

Join us this weekend at the Stratford Arts and Craft Christmas Show. Located at the Stratford Rotary Complex, just a few minutes from the centre of town, the Rotary Arts & Craft Show features over 100 juried vendors offering some of the best in unique,...

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Fall Path at Steed and Company Lavender

Late Fall at the Farm

We have had a lovely week and this may be the last gorgeous fall weather we get.  Early morning at the farm is so tranquil and beautiful.  You still have some time to get any lavender you have in pots, in the ground before winter.  It...

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Lavender Buds at Steed and Company Lavender

It’s Coming!

The lavender is almost ready to bloom—every day the buds get a little bigger, and a little more colourful. Stop by the farm in the next week or two to see our lavender at its best!...

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Homemakers Magazine Article – Summer 2011

Homemakers Article After Suzanne Steed moved to a farm, she realized she'd traded one wellness career in for another. Each summer, Suzanne Steed's Sparta, Ont., home becomes awash in a haze of powdery violet when some 10,000 lavender plants bloom. As visitors wander the fragrant rows, they...

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Cooking with Lavender the Obama Way

Sparta, On –– Chef Jonathan Collins and Suzanne Steed of Lavender Blue Lavender Farm in Sparta, recently joined forces to recreate the lavender dessert served to President Obama during his visit to Canada in February. Collins of Top Chef Culinary School and restaurateur of Shutters...

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Lavender Creme-Caramel Tart

Ingredients For crème caramel 1 ½ cups sugar 1 ½ cups heavy cream 1 ½ cups whole milk 3 tablespoons Steed & Company Culinary Lavender 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 3 large egg yolks For pastry crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 ½ tablespoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened 1 ½ to 2...

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Lavender Honey Tea Bread

Ingredients ½ cup whole milk 2 tablespoons Steed & Company Lavender Honey 1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon Steed & Company Culinary Lavender 2 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 8-ounce container sour cream (1 cup) 1 cup sugar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter,...

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