COOKING WITH LAVENDER: 5 MUST-TRY RECIPES
Lavender is a healing spice and what better way to make the most of this beautiful flower than to prepare delicious meals.
The trick to cooking with lavender is to remember that a little goes a long way. Dried lavender will be more pungent than the fresh variety but both are highly aromatic so use a light touch in your recipes.
WHY SHOULD I COOK WITH LAVENDER?
Lavender may help reduce anxiety, improve sleep and reduce stress levels. Also, it tastes great especially when added to desserts and beverages.
So why not give it a go? Here are five popular ways of cooking with lavender you can try today.
LAVENDER IN COOKING: RECIPES YOU CAN MAKE WITH LAVENDER
COOKING WITH LAVENDER: MAKE A GRAND TIRAMISU
Give a fun spin to this classic Italian dessert by blending lavender with the mascarpone filing. A cherry-orange sauce completes the ensemble.
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COOKING WITH LAVENDER: CRAFT A ZESTY LEMONADE
A lavender infusion adds extra flavor to this refreshing lemonade recipe flavored with ginger.
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COOKING WITH LAVENDER: WHIP UP A FRAGRANT SORBET
Sprigs of lavender are a beautiful garnish for delicate desserts such as this melon sorbet.
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COOKING WITH LAVENDER: BAKE COOKIES
Softened butter, slivered almonds and lavender flowers result in delicious cookies that are hard to resist.
Learn how to make these lavender cookies.
COOKING WITH LAVENDER: A SLEEPY-TIME TEA
Lavender has a calming effect and is a wonderful spice to add to a cup of warm milk at night. This video from Honeysuckle shows you to make prepare a date honey lavender infusion for a better night's sleep.
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