Lavender vs. Lavandin

Over the years I’ve come across all sorts of unjustified statements comparing these two species of lavender – Lavandula angustifolia (sometimes called “English” or “true” lavender) and Lavandula x intermedia (conveniently shortened to lavandin).

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 »

Hot off the Press – New Lavender Book!

It’s not everyday that a book on lavender is published. Actually Lavender – Nature’s way to Relaxation and Health by Philippa Waring is a new, revised and expanded edition, but nevertheless, it’s still exciting! The book is paperback with 192 pages and is superbly researched, and with a comprehensive resource section.  The principal themes are the… Read more »