Recently, I was reading that a large portion of the lavender crop this year will be going into food as opposed to soaps, perfumes and other toiletries. Do you think this a fad? Something that is seeing a revival? Or something that has always been around?
My husband is a huge fan of lavender. Currently we have lavender oil for the bath, lavender linen water to spritz the sheets and pillows before bed, lavender sachets to chase away the moths, lavender salt to flavor our dinner and lavender cocoa for a cold day.
I thought I would search Pinterest to see if I could find a few recipes featuring lavender.
|Duck Breasts with Burnt Honey, Figs and Lavender Sauce Image Source|
|Lavander Chicken Salad via Our Life in the Kitchen|
|Sweet Potato Fries with Blue Cheese and Lavender|
|Lavender Rosemary Bread|
Are you one for the sweets or the savories?
|Lavender Lemon Cookies Image Source|
|Chocolate Lavender Pie via Sunday Suppers|
|Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes|
|Chocolate Lavender Tart|
Are you a fan of lavender? In your food or only as a scent?
|Lavender Martini via Food and Wine|
I think all of these recipes look interesting and I am going to try a few. What do you think? Do you cook and bake with lavender? Would you try it now that you see what a versitile herb it is? Do you know that it is one of the herbs in Herbs de Provance?
If you like lavender the Pelindaba Lavender Farm is a great place to visit (located on the San Juan Islands, near Seattle) and has an extensive collection of products. I personally own many of them and purchase products for gifts often. I also wrote a post about them last year if you would like more information, click Here.
Enjoy your day!