This crisp, juicy spatchcocked chicken gets roasted to sweet-and-sour Provençal perfection with lavender, thyme, olive oil, butter, lemon, and honey.
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Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, but its bright, lemony scent is immediately recognizable and makes a super-refreshing iced tisane.
Vosges Haut Chocolat's bianca white hot chocolate inspired this ridiculously addictive concoction scented with kaffir lime leaf, lemongrass, and lavender.
A flourless chocolate cake flavored with earl grey tea, lavender, and flaky sea salt.
Here's a summery zero proof cocktail that combines sweet and tangy blueberry juice with floral fresh lavender.
This festive take on a classic drink tastes like spring—a little floral, a little bright, and a little bubbly—just right, if you ask me.
This cake is made from 20 layers of thin, buttery crepes. Honey and vanilla bean pastry cream is a delicate, sweet touch.
If you could cram everything about summer into a glass, it would be this blueberry lavender lemonade. It's sweet, floral, and refreshing. Doctor it up with vodka or tequila, or drink it straight and cold from the refrigerator, barely pausing to pour it from the pitcher. You could try raspberries or strawberries, but for the tastiest, prettiest punch, your best bet is a blueberry.
Lavender transforms ordinary blueberry jam into preserves that are positively romantic. Delicate and floral, it would be perfect with scones, croissants, or crostini with fresh ricotta.
Go slowly with the salt and lime juice, adding just a bit at a time. You may need more or less depending on your cherries, though keep in mind that flavor intensity dials down when frozen. If you want your sorbet to taste like a 10, flavor the base up to 11. If you can't find sour cherries, you can use their sweet counterparts; just up the acidity to keep things tart and refreshing.
The key to a great Valentine's Day dessert is lightness. The lush, raspberry base is balanced beautifully with tart hibiscus, light rose sweetness and a hint of lavender at the finish. Sweet and clean with an underlying complexity, it's incredibly easy to make and the final product is a bright and beautiful pink.
Lavender is a surprisingly versatile dessert ingredient with a strong affinity to cream. It's a love-it-or-hate-it kind of herb, but the creaminess subdues its at-times overwhelming intensity. Hyssop has largely fallen out of Western culinary use, which is a shame given its long history dating back to ancient times. Fortunately it's increasingly common in gardens and at farmers' markets.
This is a pretty straightforward use for lavender, but it's such an assertive herb that simple, unfussy recipes seem to do it the most justice. It's also a great way to preserve fresh lavender if you can get it. If...
"Think of these drumsticks as a savory-sweet Provençal version of the sticky chicken wings you nibble at the bar." [Photographs: Kerry Saretsky] Fall is the new year of the fashion world, so this week's recipe will have a little something...
[Photograph: Diana Baur] Previously Escarole and Walnut Salad with Anchovy Dressing » All Seriously Italian recipes » Hold the phone, you may be thinking to yourself. Isn't lavender a French Provençal thing? Pazienza, I say—let me explain. Lavender, or lavanda...
These cupcakes are made with boxed cake mix enhanced with crème fraîche and glazed with lavender blossom-flavored icing.