Nine Things to Cook with Lavender

I have several lavender plants, all culinary varieties. And this year I have one plant that just keeps giving!! I’ve been cutting it, drying and storing it. I have nearly a full quart jar of dried blossoms – so what to do…

Here are some ideas and recipes if you have some lavender to use too!


What kind of Lavender should I use?

If you are making a linen spray or body scrub, you can use craft lavender. If you are using it in food it must be a culinary grade. Craft lavender has preservative chemicals on it, not fit for consumption. That’s why I grow my own. I know any of it can be ingested. More on lavender varieties to come in a future post!

On to the Recipes! See one you like? Just click on the picture – off you’ll go to the recipe.

Lavender Ice cream 



Caprese Skewers with Lavender Balsamic Reduction


Lavender Sugar 



Simple Syrup 



Clams in Lavender Broth


Montana Lavender Citrus Brined Chicken 



Lemon Curd Poppy Seed French Toast with Raspberry Lavender Cream


Lavender Shortbread Cookies 


Lavender Hot Cocoa

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4 Responses to Nine Things to Cook with Lavender

  1. Melynda says:

    Lavender is lovely, but it is a big no, in food. But then again so are roses.

    • HelenFern says:

      we love it. I grow it specifically for cooking. It’s one of those things you really like it or you really don’t! Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

  2. Jhuls says:

    I am intrigued by the added lavender to your hot cocoa. The floral notes must elevate the taste to a whole new level. Thank you for joining Fiesta Friday Party!

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