Cooking with Lavender

I love the smell of lavender.  Dried lavender, lavender soap, lavender moisturizer, lavender black tea, I have it all.  My most recent lavender purchase: a lavender cookbook.

lavenderThe Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley is filled with recipes that incorporate this great smelling herb.

Never tried food made with lavender?  You’ll be surprised at how good it tastes.

From appetizers to meat and seafood, from drinks to desserts, you’ll give new and delicious flavor to your everyday cooking.  Recipes in The Lavender Cookbook include such tasty sounding dishes as grilled lavender halibut in banana leaves, lavender lemon buttered carrots and lavender apple rhubarb crisp.  Take a bite and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the south of France.

The Lavender CookbookThe recipes call for dried culinary Provence lavender buds, which have a mild lavender flavor and a nice floral note.  Other lavender varieties can taste too bitter and perfumey.  You can find culinary Provence lavender with other packaged herbs in the fruits and vegetables section of the grocery store.  If you grow your own lavender, the cookbook has tips for harvesting and drying it.

The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley is available at bookstores and online for $17.95.