Lavender, a member of the mint family, is a renowned culinary herb. It adds a deliciously delicate lavender-mint flavour to sweet and savoury dishes. The Romans used lavender oil in cooking. Queen Elizabeth adored lavender in food: she required lavender conserve to be on her table at every meal and drank lavender tea every day. see LAVENDER FUN FACTS
We grow our Lavender House Culinary Lavender organically so that it is free from chemicals and safe to use in food. English lavender is the best tasting lavender and genetically closest to mint. Other cultivars will add an unpleasantly soapy note to your culinary creations.
How to use Culinary Lavender
- Use Lavender buds, flowers, stems and leaves. Lavender flavour is highest in dried plants so add small amounts at a time and taste as you go.
- Lavender pairs well with rich and fatty foods because it cuts through fat and therefore enhances the overall flavor. It works well with lamb, and fish such as salmon and tuna. It also adds piquancy to chicken and turkey dishes.
- Lavender is a component of Herbes de Provence, a blend of herbs used in French and Mediterranean cookery. Other herbs in this blend include rosemary, marjoram, oregano and summer savory.
- Lavender flowers add a beautiful colour when used as a garnish for salads. You could also marinate the flowers in oil and vinegar to make a superbly delicious salad dressing.
- Add lavender to baked breads , baked goods and desserts. Or use it to make superb ice cream.
- Lavender is the perfect partner for dark chocolate.
- Add lavender flowers to sugar in a jar. Seal tightly for a month so that the sugar absorbs the lavender flavour. Then use the lavender sugar to make delicious biscuits, cakes, creams and custards.
Beverages made with Culinary Lavender
- Lavender flowers look beautiful in a glass of champagne and give it a subtle minty taste.
- Culinary lavender is also superb as an iced tea or spritzer. Use sparkling mineral water or wine and garnish with a slice of lemon.
- To make tea steep a tablespoon of lavender in 80* water in a teapot for 3-5 minutes. Strain then sweeten with sugar or honey. Besides tasting terrific, lavender teas work wonderfully to settle upset stomachs, relax you, relieve anxiety, soothe flatulence and sweeten your breath
Ingredients. Dried Tasmanian Organically Grown English Lavender.
Product size: 30g
Storage: Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight.