Lavender lotion & homemade Cream of Corn recipe

 L a v e n d e r   L o t i o n   S t i c k 
Here is a behind the scenes look at how we make our lavender lotion sticks.  My wonderful assistant Michelle has perfected this process.  Above are some pictures of just a few of the steps in making our lotion sticks.  Beeswax pellets (above right) are carefully weighed and blended with cocoa butter, shea butter, sweet almond oil, vitamin E and then infused with lavender and citrus-basil essential oils.  Guaranteed to keep your hands soft and smelling wonderful. 

Our lotion stick is perfect for your purse, and the smells of basil , citrus and lavender are fantastic. You can use it anywhere, on your lips as a lip balm or on your little one's hands during the dry Summer heat or cold Winter air. 

N O W   F O R   T H E   R E C I P E . . .

It's harvest time!  This last week while my daughter was visiting from Alabama we had a mock Thanksgiving Dinner with turkey, homemade stuffing and rolls, turkey gravy, blue cheese salad and lavender cream of corn.  Below is a recipe for delicious homemade cream of corn, and of course I added a touch of lavender.

C r e a m   o f   C o r n 
(with a hint of lavender)

  • 6 ears fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup cream or half-and-half
  • 1/2 tsp culinary lavender
Cut corn from cobs then scrape with a sharp knife to get all of the milk and pulp. Melt butter in a large skillet. Stir in corn, water, and sugar. Cook until corn is tender. Stir in salt and pepper, blending well. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. If you would like it to be a thicker consistancy, add flour a teaspoon at a time.  Cook for about 2 minutes longer. Do not let boil.

The Lavender Apple