Cooking With Lavender

If you could take a peek into a medieval kitchen, amongst the other herbs and spices that were on offer there would be nearly always be an abundance of lavender. It’s said that Queen Elizabeth 1st insisted that a jar of lavender conserve was served with every meal and that she was a devotee of… Read more »

Lavender For Mother’s Day

Lavender is the ultimate feminine scent, so why not spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with a beautiful lavender scented gift? Traditionally sprigs of lavender were given to women in labour, as squeezing the fragrant bundles was said to give them strength and courage during childbirth. To this effect the scent of lavender is deeply… Read more »

Cooking with Lavender

We are often asked about cooking with lavender. Certainly lavender can add the extra “something” to your dishes, but it does need to be used in moderation. The most common way is to use dried lavender flowers – culinary lavender. This culinary lavender is usually produced from lavandula angustifolia (often called “English lavender”). It should… Read more »