One of my favorite essential oils without question is lavender.
Not only do I love the way it smells, but I also love all the many things that it does. As a Mom, it is one oil that I am almost never without. From cuts and bruises to abrasions, lavender always has my back.
Despite my love for lavender essential oil, I have to confess that cooking with lavender is something that I haven't done. Thanks to our travel lifestyle, it has been years since I've had a garden and it isn't often that I see lavender in the grocery store.
I happened to run across a potted plant a few weeks back, and it got me to thinking about what I could do with lavender in the kitchen. A quick Pinterest search and I was shocked to find all the variety of recipes with lavender that are out there.
And wow…do they look good.
The Sweetest Occasion – Lemon Lavender Hand Pies
Lydia Out Loud – Lavender Arnold Palmer
A Beautiful Mess – Lavender Thyme and White Chocolate Scones
Greatful Prayer Thankful Heart – Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Climbing Grier Mountain – Peach and Lavender Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Blog by Donna – Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies
Serendipity and Spice – Lavender Cupcakes
The Healthy Foodie – Goat Cheese, Vanilla Bean, Honey, and Lavender Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is – White Chocolate Lavender Vanilla Popcorn
Fit Foodie Finds – Honey Lavender Hot Chocolate
Gringalicious – Lavender Vanillla Bean French Beignets
Inspired Taste – Lavender Honey Chicken
The Tiptoe Fairy – Vanilla Lavender Limeade
Sprinkles For Breakfast – Honey Lavender Cheesecake
The Healthy Foodie – Lavender Peach Quinoa Salad
A Beautiful Mess – Lavender and Honey Marshmallows
Magda's Cauldron – Lavender and Honey Bread