Organic lavender is also edible. For culinary use, finely chop the blossoms.
Make your own Herbes de Provence. Blend chopped dried savory, thyme, lavender, rosemary, fennel and basil. Yet, another recipe calls for basil, oregano, lavender, sage, and fennel. Herbes de Provence is delicious added to homemade bread or combined with butter. I add garlic, shallots, sea salt and olive oil then toss with root vegetables and roast. Be inventive!
Lavender sugar, lavender lemonade, lavender lemon cookies, jam and lavender ice cream are a few ways to try lavender with sweets.
Pour hot water over lavender buds for tea, strain and add lemon and sweetener of choice, such as honey. Alongside its herbal cousin mint, lavender settles the stomach and aids digestion.
Lavender expands and enhances your cooking repertoire.