The native habitat of lavender
Lavender is one of our oldest known herbs, but its flower has only recently become more widely known for seasoning. Although in its natural habitat, in the Mediterranean, it has been used in various ways since ancient times for a wide variety of dishes, it is still more of a seasoning for cooling drinks and sweet desserts. However, the distinctive taste and aroma of lavender flowers goes beyond traditional options.
What foods can lavender flowers be used for?
Lavender flowers reveal the unique flavours of Mediterranean and especially French cuisine.
- Lavender flowers make the taste of cooling drinks special, it harmonizes well with peppermint and lemongrass.
- As one of the characteristic ingredients of the spice mixes of Provence is the lavender flower, it can also be used for meat dishes and roasts.
- The characteristic aroma of gently added lavender flowers is excellent in chilled / frozen refreshments, it can also be used to make ice cream, slushies and sherbet.
- Lavender flower is also a great tea ingredient that can be used not only for fresh consumption, but even in a marinade for meat dishes.
- The jam and preserves made from lavender flowers can also be eaten on its own with cakes, as well as giving a striking contrast to a wide variety of traditional or grilled roasts and cheeses.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.