Lavender, Dried (Culinary)
“Being an inhabitant almost in every garden, it is so well known, that it needs no description.”
Nicholas Culpeper, The Complete Herbal, 1692
One of the most glorious experiences in the world is stepping foot into a lavender field in full bloom. To see a pale violet ocean, infinite in every direction, rippling in the wind is astounding. The air is floral with hints of citrus, camphor, lilac, and mint.
Used in perfumes, soaps, and essential oils, dried culinary lavender has long been prized for its aroma (and affordability). In cooking, one must be judicious as it can be rather potent. Using too much will cause a dish to go from flavored to soapy. Add bulk dried lavender to fruit crumble or pies, or infuse into cream and simple syrups. Dried lavender for cooking pairs wonderfully with berries, rhubarb, cream, lemon, and grapes.
|Recommended Applications||Add these edible lavender buds as a finishing spice to cookies or iced white cakes for beautiful presentation. Add to a vinaigrette for salads, or as a light marinade. These Culinary Lavender Flowers impart a delightful and floral flavor to any recipe.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Taste & Aroma||Sweet|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|