Lavender Chips

Lavender Chips by Cristin McDonnell This is an Armenian recipe for chips called lavash.  The recipe for lavash is from allrecipes.  I found a recipe for the lavender seasoning at Discover Lavender, a blog for cooking with culinary lavender.  When I saw that the recipe included dried seasoning, I went ahead and came up with my… Read more »

Lavender Cookies

Lavender Cookies Absolutely delicious cookies! The dough of these cookies…amazing! If you make homemade ice cream and are looking to infuse your ice cream with cookie dough, this is the cookie dough to use.  According to The Flavor Bible, lavender pairs well with cream dishes. You could infuse vanilla or lemon ice cream with this cookie dough.  Or… Read more »

Lavender Focaccia

Lavender Focaccia Lavender focaccia bread is great served as an hors d’oeuvres.  If you are looking for a fun addition to your holiday meal, this is it.  It can be served plain and dipped into olive oil or if you have made a chicken or a turkey, it turns that bird into an incredible sandwich! Besides incredible… Read more »

Squash Blossom Recipe

Squash Blossom Recipe One of my all-time favorite summer treats is fried squash blossom. I grew up on a small farm in the Midwest, and summers always brought that special evening that happened perhaps two or three times a summer, when my mother served only corn-on-the cob, garden fresh tomatoes—and fried “pumpkin” blossoms (for we… Read more »

Baked Chicken or Turkey

Baked Chicken or Turkey An easy way to bring the taste of Provence into your kitchen is to stuff a chicken or turkey with our cooking stems. Soak the stems for at least 30 minutes in water. Meanwhile, wash the bird and then rub salt and olive oil into the skin and body cavity. Put… Read more »

Savory Roast with Lavender

Savory Roast with Lavender Meat is wonderful seasoned with lavender. One of my favorite ways to cook a pork roast is to insert garlic cloves into the roast (and this works with beef as well) and then roll the roast in a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, and a handful of loose lavender flowers. Go… Read more »

Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread Lavender shortbread is the essence of the English, and is great served with tea. Preheat oven to 325º. Beat together 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, and 1 cup unsalted butter, but do not over beat. Shortbread takes a light hand! Sift 3 cups of flour with 2 teaspoons lavender buds, pressing… Read more »

Lavender Limeade

Lavender Limeade This recipe initiates you into cooking with lavender! I love to watch people’s expressions as they cautiously take the first sip— and then look at me in amazement! Next thing you know, they are telling me: this is a product! Why don’t you bottle it? It is easy to make, and delightful to… Read more »

Lavender Cannellini Bean Salad

Lavender Cannellini Bean Salad A surprising salad for picnics or a light lunch. Marinate together for at least 30 minutes: 1 large onion, chopped, 2 small sage leaves, chopped, 3 small cloves garlic, crushed, 1-2 teaspoons dried lavender, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, six tablespoons virgin olive oil, two tablespoons balsamic vinegar, juice of one lime,… Read more »