Years ago I visited the sweetest herb farm in Falls City, WA. The herb gardens were graceful and extensive. A few hours spent wandering around the sight and purchasing some of their fine herb plants was always a very special treat for me. The story goes that the lady of the house started putting out some chive starts in a wheelbarrow for sale...and eventually an amazing business took off. At the time I was visiting this farm, they had a gift shop, classes, weekend celebrations and a restaurant that was getting quite a bit of attention for itself by a reservation only six coarse meal. Twenty three years ago they were planning and serving a menu based on what was fresh from their gardens and other P.N.W. fresh ingredients. Since those days The Herb Farm has undergone some extensive changes due to a tragic fire on the original site. Rebuilt and spectacular they are now quoted in National Geographic's as:
#1 Destination Restaurant in the World
All: Just an added note...the lavender has a mild touch of flavor that really blends well with the mint...better then straight lavender. If you use too much lavender it can taste a bit soapy.I love serving this with Lady Grey Tea or Earl Grey.