Lavender is a wonderfully versatile herb, that can be used for everything from flavoring drinks to salad dressings.
By Sawsan Abu Farha
Have you ever cooked with lavender? Or is it to you just something to stuff bags with to make clothes smell nice in the cupboard?
Lavender is a wonderfully versatile herb, you can use it to flavor drinks, desserts (think lavender flavored cookies, cakes, cheesecakes), ice creams and sorbet, marinate chicken – and as we will be making today, you can use it in salad dressings.
You do have to remember one thing about lavender before you start experimenting with it – a little goes a long way. Lavender is very strong add too much and you will turn your meal into a bottle of perfume! The rule here is to use 1/3 lavender dried flowers in the place of fresh and always start with a little amount and see how you like it then you can add more if you want.
Passionate food explorer Sawsan Abu Farha lives in Jordan and enjoys mixing east and west in her kitchen aiming to get the best of both worlds.Juggling work, motherhood, blogging and a passion for food and food photography, she shares her journey in her blog "Chef in disguise".