lore dates back 2000 years and was a favored culinary herb in ancient
European and Mediterranean cooking, and is still widely used there
today. This “new” old herb is now finding its way into North
Those little lavender flower buds that burst forth
every spring still captivate men and women in this 21st century.
Lavender is indeed one of those rare herbs that can,
and does, serve a variety of purposes in our culture's day to day
The simple addition of culinary lavender will add an exotic new
dimension to your everyday meals and desserts. Start by adding a
teaspoon to a favorite recipe and increase from there, as a little
goes a long way. Unless the whole flower
bud is preferred ~ grinding the herb in a spice grinder, or
mortar and pestle, will release more of the essence of lavender’s flavor.
Lavender, a Mediterranean mint, belongs to the same family that
includes basil, oregano, thyme, sage and savory. It can replace or
be combined with any of these more familiar herbs. Celebrated for
its fragrance, lavender lends itself beautifully in recipes that
call for aromatic spices such as cinnamon, cloves, aniseed or
Add lavender to steamed or sautéed vegetables. Use it as a rub on
steaks, roasts, and poultry. Lavender pairs exceptionally well with
roast lamb. Add to soups, stews, rice, pasta, and potato
dishes. Pies, cakes, cookies, homemade ice cream and puddings become
truly unique desserts with the addition of lavender.
Steep 1 teaspoon in 8 oz. hot water for 3-4 minutes, strain, add
lemon and honey for a relaxing fragrant tea. Or blend with any of
your favorite teas, hot or iced. We also have our
very own Lavender Tisane 'tea' which is an herbal blend without any
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