Lavender Ginger Scones
Chef Liz ThompsonDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Baking with Herbs: Lavender and Ginger Scones

Scones began as a Scottish quickbread and have evolved into a teatime staple that is easy to make and sure to impress. However, plain scones (although delicious) can be just that, a bit plain. When the sun starts to shine, and flowers begin to bloom, lavender is a herb that …

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Lavender Flavoured Crème Anglaise
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Lavender Flavoured Crème Anglaise

Crème Anglaise is a light custard sauce that is used both for sweet and savoury alike, depending on its flavour and your level of desired creativity. Pour it over fruit, a cake or under meringue as in a “Floating Island” or use it to sauce fish, meat and poultry. It …

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Lavender Shortbread a Sweet Provencal Treat
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Lavender Shortbread a Sweet Provencal Treat

The following recipe for lavender shortbread is my Provencal take on the Scottish classic. However, let’s start with an introduction to baking with fresh lavender. I love nothing more than throwing a handful of fresh lavender or any other herb into my baking. It takes me to simpler times with …

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Make Lavender Ice Cream Recipe
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Summer’s Here Make Lavender Ice Cream

Provence’s lavender fields are incredible fields of bright purple that seem to go on for miles, a must-see if you’re ever travelling to the area. Typically, they’re in full bloom in June, with the harvest planned for mid-July. If you love the delicately sweet aroma of lavender, imagine how much …

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Blood Orange Lobster Salad
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Roussanne with Lobster Salad and Blood Orange Dressing

Due it the acidity, a citrus dressing is tricky for food and wine pairing. The Acquiesce Winery Roussanne (2019) was a match for this seafood salad. Baked lobster tails dressed in a tart citrus vinaigrette are quick to prepare for a summer lunch. Or as a starter course. My recipe …

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