Food and lavender @ Jersey Lavender

Lavender is of course an ingredient in a good number of dishes in the Jersey Lavender cafe (known locally as Sprigs Cafe) and also various edible products sold in our farm shop and online. It often surprises people that lavender can be used as a flavouring, but believe me it isdelicious and there is every evidence that the use… Read more »

Shaun Rankin’s Seasoned Islands Cook Book

It’s not everyday that I get a mention in a cook book – hardly surprising considering my cooking – but I was proud as punch at the launch of local Chef, Shaun Rankin’s first cookbook “Seasoned Islands“, because that’s exactly what happened. The lavender and I get a mention and the lavender is used as an ingredient in… Read more »

Cooking with Lavender

We are often asked about cooking with lavender. Certainly lavender can add the extra “something” to your dishes, but it does need to be used in moderation. The most common way is to use dried lavender flowers – culinary lavender. This culinary lavender is usually produced from lavandula angustifolia (often called “English lavender”). It should… Read more »