Lavender

Let lavender infuse your favorite desserts and drinks with the smell of summer.

Staff Picks

Lavender Truffles

Rating: 4.8 stars
9
These truffles are a slice of heaven. The lavender's flavor is earthy but really pops in the chocolate. The chocolate is so silky smooth and is like eating a cloud. Use up to 1/2 cup of cream for a softer lavender filling.

Lavender Ice Cream

Rating: 4.75 stars
15
Summery lavender ice cream.

Peach and Lavender Ice

Rating: 4.57 stars
5
This lovely and sophisticated sorbet is great for cleansing the palate after a heavy meal. Even though it's mostly fruit, it does taste rather rich; so keep portions small. Freezing time is not included in this total, and will vary depending on your ice cream maker.

Amy's Lavender Lemonade

Rating: 4.55 stars
54
This is a fabulous summer drink! Lavender soothes and refreshes on a hot day, and the scent brings back fond summer memories. I can't seem to make enough of it for my family.

Baked Pear

Rating: 4.45 stars
30
This dish is an elegant accompaniment for stuffed Cornish game hens with blue cheese and walnuts. Or serve it alongside any blue cheese dish, such as a blue cheese quiche. Easy and tasty! It also makes a lovely dessert.

Lemon Lavender Avocado Loaf

Rating: 4.53 stars
29
A light, refreshing loaf that tastes like summer!

Lavender Lemon Bars

Rating: 4.64 stars
18
I'm totally addicted to using lavender as flavoring. If you think it sounds weird, may I suggest not knocking it like I did until you try it.

Lavender Tea Bread

Rating: 4.49 stars
65
I make this tea bread when the lavender is in bloom. Try it with fresh strawberry slices on top.

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.49 stars
85
A buttery lavender-flavored dough that can be made into round shapes using a biscuit cutter, or various shapes using cookie cutters. You can also roll the dough into a log, chill, and then slice and bake.

Lavender Cookies

Rating: 4.05 stars
45
Delightful little cookies that add a wonderful atmosphere to any afternoon tea. They have a delicate lavender flavor that is not overpowering at all! My first batch of these cookies disappeared before it had a chance to cool!

Lavender Simple Syrup

Rating: 4.73 stars
13
Fresh lavender blossoms are steeped with sugar and water to create a sweet and aromatic floral syrup to flavor cocktails, lemonade, cakes, and sorbets.

Herbs de Provence

Rating: 4.8 stars
39
This is my version of Herbs de Provence after looking at many different recipes. This goes great in salads, fish, chicken, beef and pork. The fragrance is amazing!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Lemon and Lavender Scones

Rating: Unrated
16
These lovely old-fashioned scones are very light; they will literally melt in your mouth! The recipe is very versatile. Substitute your favorite flavor of yogurt and add a tablespoon or two of a chopped complementary fruit, raisins, or currants instead of the lavender. Serve with honey, fruit preserves, or if you're lucky enough to be able to get it, clotted cream.

Spicy Mediterranean Chicken with Sausage-Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Rating: Unrated
80
This is an intense food experience, not for the bland palates of the world: succulent chicken thighs, artichoke hearts, olive, pepperoncini, and sausage-stuffed cherry peppers!

Lavender Chicken

Rating: 3.82 stars
11

Chicken with lavender, bacon and cheese. Everyone appreciates lavender for its scent and flowers, but very few people have tasted it. Its unique flavour blends very well with chicken.