Lavender

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

Staff Picks

Lavender Truffles

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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

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15
Summery lavender ice cream.

Peach and Lavender Ice

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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

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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

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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

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30
A light, refreshing loaf that tastes like summer!

Lavender Lemon Bars

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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

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

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

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84
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

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44
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!

Herbs de Provence

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40
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!

Lavender Simple Syrup

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12
Fresh lavender blossoms are steeped with sugar and water to create a sweet and aromatic floral syrup to flavor cocktails, lemonade, cakes, and sorbets.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lemon and Lavender Scones

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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.
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Lavender Chicken Pasta

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9
This is a creamy and good tasting pasta with a lavender twist. Serve with mozzarella cheese and basil!
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Lavender Pork Steaks

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13

Fresh herbs - lavender, rosemary, and thyme - are used to make an oil marinade for pork steaks. Marinate the meat while preheating the grill for a simple and quick meal.