Sequim Summer Travel Guide 2016
Dungeness Valley Adventures Await You in Sequim!
Your guide to all things blooming in Clallam County
Organic Farms, Wildlife, Nature Hikes, Parks, Local Art
Mark your calendars!
Enjoy Beautiful Botanical Wonders!
Delight the senses by celebrating the largest lavender event in North America!
Visit any of the fifteen beautiful lavender farms on tour!
Enjoy FREE Farm Tours & a fabulous Street Fair in downtown Sequim! A photographer’s dream that guarantees FUN for EVERYONE!
Photo Courtesy © Roma Emilio
Jardin du Soleil - Source
Open daily through the summer months, enchanting Jardin du Soleil is located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula four miles north of “sunny” Sequim, Wa. You will find this lavender farm picturesque even after the blooming season has ended! Beautifully packaged gift items can be found inside the shop filled with amazing scents. Check out their live music schedule on Friday nights, and stop in during the month of July to experience the air flourishing with fragrant Lavender. Because Lavender is such a versatile herb for cooking, culinary products and treats can be found. Treat yourself to some lavender/raspberry gelato and try out one of their recipes below:
MASHED SWEET POTATOES WITH LAVENDER AND LIME FROM the LAVENDER COOKBOOK by Sharon Shipley
2 lbs sweet potatoes 1/4 lb (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1/4 c. fresh lime juice 1/2 tsp crushed Certified Organic Jardin du Soleil Culinary Lavender* Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Chopped fresh cilantro leaves Grated zest of one lime
This may be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated. Reheat in a microwave for 1 minute before serving.
1)Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 2)Prick the sweet potatoes several times with a fork. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until very soft. Set aside until cool enough to handle. 3)Scoop the flesh into a bowl; discard the skins. 4)Using a blender or food processor, blend until smooth. 5)Stir in butter, lime juice, and lavender. 6)Season with salt and pepper to taste. 7)Top with cilantro and lime zest, and serve.
*Lavender can be finely ground in a spice grinder or in a thoroughly cleaned coffee grinder.
Photos Courtesy © Jardin du Soleil
Photo Courtesy ©Purple Haze Lavender Farm