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Lavender Butter


With its complement of honey and lavender, this butter makes a great partner to muffins, scones, and even sweet cornbread. You can form the butter into a log, as I suggest below, and slice off coins as needed. Or you can use a cookie press to extrude pretty shapes onto parchment or wax paper. Put [...]

Lavender Butter2017-09-06T03:35:28+00:00

Ginger Cake With Blackberries and Lavender Whipped Cream*


Lavender Whipped Cream 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender 2 tablespoons granulated sugar Fruit 1 cup fresh blackberries, at room temperature 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar Batter 6 tablespoons whole milk 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon [...]

Ginger Cake With Blackberries and Lavender Whipped Cream*2017-09-06T03:34:49+00:00

Lavender Cranberry Orange Biscotti


Makes: 16 to 18 biscotti Prep: 20 minutes Bake: 50 minutes 6 Tbsp butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp Pure Orange Extract 2 tsp Orange Zest ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp Culinary Lavender (½ Provence – ½ Angustifolia “Melissa”) 2 large eggs 2 cups all-purpose [...]

Lavender Cranberry Orange Biscotti2017-09-06T03:34:20+00:00

Charbay Lavender Mojito


1 oz. fresh lime 1 oz. fresh simple syrup 2-3 lavender sprigs and 5 mint leaves 2.5 oz. Charbay Rum or Charbay Tahitian Vanilla Bean Rum 2.5 oz. Club soda In a mixing glass, muddle mint & lavender, lime and sugar with vigor; add ice, rum, club soda and stir well. (Contributed by David Nepove, [...]

Charbay Lavender Mojito2017-09-06T03:33:54+00:00

Lavender Vanilla Sugar


(Makes 2 cups) 2 cups granulated sugar 2 vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise and then into small pieces 1 Tbsp dried culinary Lavender buds In a spice grinder, pulse 2 Tbsp of the sugar with the vanilla beans until very finely minced. Transfer to a bowl. In the spice grinder, pulse the lavender with [...]

Lavender Vanilla Sugar2017-09-06T03:33:12+00:00

Lavender, Rosemary, Garlic and Olive Focaccia


Prep time: 20 min. Cooking time: 12-15 min. Servings: 6 1 pound fast pizza dough or 1 pound frozen bread or pizza dough, thawed 2 Tbsp olive oil (extra-virgin) ¼ cup pitted & chopped imported black olives 2 tsp chopped lavender buds 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 2 cloves minced garlic 1 tsp coarse salt [...]

Lavender, Rosemary, Garlic and Olive Focaccia2017-09-06T03:32:49+00:00

Lavender Honey Custard Ice Cream


(Makes about 4 cups) ¾ cup milk 1/3 cup honey 1 Tbsp dried culinary lavender 1 ½ cups heavy cream ½ vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise 10 large egg yolks 2/3 cup sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, honey, lavender, and ¾ cup of the cream. Add the [...]

Lavender Honey Custard Ice Cream2017-09-06T03:32:25+00:00

Lavender Ginger Apple Cider


From Hood River Prep Time: 20 min. Makes 16 cups 1 apple cider 6 TBS Organic Culinary Lavender "Signature Blend" 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger 1 med. culinary muslin bag or cheese cloth Bring apple cider to a simmer, and then turn heat to low. Add muslin bag filled with culinary lavender and [...]

Lavender Ginger Apple Cider2017-09-06T03:32:02+00:00

Lavender Lemonade


1 quart fresh squeezed or pre-made lemonade 1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. culinary lavender 1 cup boiling water Pour boiling water over the lavender and allow to steep for 10 min. Strain out lavender and add to the lemonade. Serve well chilled.

Lavender Lemonade2017-09-06T03:31:37+00:00

Raspberry/Lavender Vinaigrette


½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons late-harvest sauvignon blanc (basalmic vinegar may be substituted) 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 1 tablespoon minced fresh lavender 2 tablespoons lime juice Salt and pepper to taste To prepare the vinaigrette, combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, and shake until blended. Taste and [...]

Raspberry/Lavender Vinaigrette2017-09-06T03:31:14+00:00
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