This morning, while checking my twitter account, I noticed a tweet about culinary Lavender. Never knew there was such a thing. Decided to check it out on Swagbucks. As I figured it is dried edible lavender flowers. The first site went on about making sure you used safe Lavender, free from pesticides and chemicals. That made sense. I wouldn’t want to make anyone sick or worse, dead. It said that some Lavender is better suited for cough drops, some salads, cookies or tea. “A bundle added to the grill to smoke meats adds a lovely flavor”. Now I was curious. I wanted to know what it tastes like. So, on with the hunt.
Here are a couple of answers I found.
You can substitute lavender for thyme or marjoram.
A sweet flavor with just a touch of citrus.
But the best answer I found was this:
“At first bite, lavender tastes exactly like it smells: a little bit like evergreen, a little bit like mint, a little bit like rosemary and a little bit like flowers -- spicy flowers. Lavender is surprisingly peppery.”
You can read more about it here.
Found recipes here:
I used to grow lavender. I think I will plant some come spring.
Have you ever cooked with Lavender? Did you like the taste?
Let me know, please.