Lavender Herb

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Never baked with lavender. What part do I use? Flower or seeds.


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Answer #3 · Mary Holmes's Answer · Found my lavender dried flowers at SPROUTS STORE here in Modesto, ca. For my baking. Also bought some tea to try.
Will look forward to my new lavender plant to grow.)


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Maple Tree

Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
Glad you found what you needed for your baking. Let me know how you make out and how the tea was. I have a friend that works for Sprouts so I may give it a try myself.

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Answer #2 · Mary Holmes's Answer · Athanks John, there for shortbread cookies or scones. Went back to the recipes and it said flowers. I will try and check with a mail order as well just to see what they have also. Thank you so much.)


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Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
You're very welcome. Let me know how you make out.

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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Mary-This is a good question. Unfortunately I am one that has always grown this plant for its summer color in pots and in the garden. I have never grown it for culinary use as I'm one that would burn cold cereal if ever I had to make my own breakfast. I do know that many parts of the lavender plants such as the flowers, flower buds, leaves, and stems can all be used in cooking one way or another. Besides used in cooking I have seen where this plants parts can be use to make everything from perfume to candles. It looks as though whether you use the flowers, buds, or leaves would depend on what the recipe calls for. From what little I have learned it appears the fresh or dried leaves are most commonly used in cooking. The dried or fresh flowers seem to be used for flavoring drinks and for garnishing. I noted a few links below to articles that may be of help. Besides other members here in Gardenality that may have cooked with lavender these sites may help to answer any questions you may have regarding lavender also.

http://everything-lavender.com/index.html

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Lavender.htm

Please ask if you have any other questions.
John)



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