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Products include our lavender infused jams, culinary lavender, and lavender essential oil.

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Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a very complex taste and perfume that has elements of sweetness, herbal tones and spice notes. Lavender is a captivating and intoxicating herb that is not for the bath only, but it also belongs in the kitchen. Therefore, think of how to balance and compliment the lavender in each dish you prepare. Lavender, as well as other herbs brings out the best in foods, enhancing the flavor and sensory appeal of the dish, moving it from ordinary to gourmet status. Lavender is a strong ingredient and the key to cooking with it is to start with a small amount and only add more if needed. Use about one half the amount of dried buds to fresh flowers.

Ideas & Tips

The fresh lavender flower stems are beautiful as a garnish or as skewers for fruit, or shrimp kabobs. Lavender flowers are magic when sprinkled on salads, fruit and desserts. Use fresh flower sprigs in a  pink champagne cocktail, lemonade, or punch.  Make ice cubes with the flower and add to your favorite beverage.
 

Fun & Fabulous Ways to Use Lavender-Infused Jams

  • Over cream cheese with crackers
  • Top off a baked potato
  • Use as a glaze for salmon, pork, chicken, ribs
  • Mix with olive oil and vinegar for a tasty dressing
  • Use as a glaze for your ham or turkey
  • Jazz up a turkey or ham sandwich
  • Use it on your peanut butter sandwich (Mike’s personal favorite)
  • Mix with sour cream and dip for roasted potatoes
  • Put inside quesadillas
  • Dip for chicken tenders or chicken nuggets
  • Glaze over butternut squash and roast in oven
  • Mix with sour cream and use as a dip for egg rolls, taquitos or chips
  • Drizzle on cheese, fresh strawberries, figs or dates
  • Ice cream and banana split topping
  • Filling for thumbprint cookies and sandwich cookies
  • Sauce for meatballs
  • Spinach salad dressing
  • Baked Brie
  • Cake filling
  • Frostings
  • Put inside candies
  • Spread on muffins, waffles, pancakes, and French Toast
  • Topping on cheesecake
  • Puffs filled with goat cheese and jam
  • Puddings and Trifles
  • Drizzle on baked apples or grilled pineapple & peaches
  • Bananas Foster
 

Lavender Apricot-Date Jam Party Bites

Ingredients:

Almond-Apricot-Lavender-Hors-doevres small
  • Dried Apricots
  • Goat Cheese with herbs, softened
  • Almonds, whole
  • Lavender Apricot- Date Jam

Directions:

Spread goat cheese on apricots and place a small amount of jam on top of cheese and top with a whole almond. Optional: Use dried dates and figs instead of apricots.Serve on a platter with a variety of cheeses.

Lavender Pear-Fig Jam Party Bites

Ingredients:

  • Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese
  • Toasted Crostini Slices
  • Lavender-Infused Pear-Fig Jam
  • Fresh Pears

Directions:

Place softened Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese on toasted crostini slices. Add a small amount of Pear-Fig jam on the cheese and top with a slice of fresh pear.

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