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Enter Now! OliveNation Culinary Lavender Giveaway

Liz Thompson loves nothing more than hyper-focusing on one ingredient creating countless different recipes, such as Baking with Herbs. She feels that the natural flavours of fresh herbs enhance baked goods. Liz takes basic recipes, and infuses them with fresh herbs and create a different flavour intensity with very little additional work. Watch for her upcoming recipes using culinary lavender to make ice cream, crème Anglaise and scones. Liz is one talented lady. Moving from New York City to Los Angeles, she expanded her culinary talents at Restaurant Citrus, Tryst Restaurant, and Checkers Hotel. Please read her full profile here.

Culinary Lavender Giveaway Baking

To celebrate the 2021 lavender season in Provence, Liz has organized a giveaway of three (3) packages of culinary lavender from OliveNation.

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OliveNation Giveaway

OliveNation is a wholesale provider of high-quality ingredients for cooking and baking. Enter now for your chance to win a package of culinary lavender so that you can experiment in your kitchen.

This giveaway runs from July 5 – 12, 2021 and closes at 18h (Mountain time).

Each gift package contains 4 0z (roughly 4-5 cups) of culinary lavender.

“Culinary Lavender has been known since Roman times for its healing and soothing qualities. Our culinary lavender flowers, imported from the Provence region of France, are of the highest quality. Used for years in European cooking, Americans are now discovering lavender’s wonderful taste profile—it has the intriguing appeal of a good wine’s bouquet. Lavender enhances dishes from soups to desserts. Pannacotta, lemonade, tea, crème brûlée, vanilla ice cream are just a few desserts that are raised another notch with the addition of lavender.” ~ OliveNation website

How to Enter & Rules

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Please note this contest is only available to residents of the United States.

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

The winners will be randomly selected from all that qualify and announced after they have been contacted.


Culinary Lavender Giveaway Baking

Recipes with Culinary Lavender

Lavender and Ginger Scones
These scones are light and fluffy, easy to make and incredibly versatile. Stick to the recipe with Rose Petals or add in the fresh herbs of your choice. It’s up to you to choose to make wonderful “plain” or add in herbs, and the dried fruit or any other additions you feel would work. The choice is yours!
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Lavender Ginger Scones
Blueberry-Lavender Soup 
This recipe was adapted from Cooking in the Shaker Spirit, by James Haller.
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Summer Soup Blueberry Lavender
Lavender Shortbread
This recipe takes my classic shortbread recipe and adds a new flavour and colour dimension, both natural, by adding Fresh Lavender. Processing fresh lavender flowers with sugar releases the natural oils to create a heavenly smell and colour of our beloved lavender, an herb thought of mostly for perfumes and now for our culinary delight. Close your eyes, and you will think you are in a lavender field!
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Lavender Shortbread a Sweet Provencal Treat
Lavender Mint Meyer Lemonade
Refreshing and tasty this drink may be come your go-to summer beverage.
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Lavender Mint Meyer Lemonade @AtableenProvence
Creamy Lavender Honey and Almond Pots
A rich, decadent and creamy pud with summer berries and a lovely crunch of almonds.
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Lavender Honey and Almond Pots
Purple Haze Ravioli
Delicate homemade ravioli stuffed with tangy goat cheese and herbs, served with lavender-rosemary-infused brown butter with Marcona almonds and candied orange peel.
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Purple Haze Ravioli #tastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Mini–Almond Cakes with Apricot and Lavender - Financiers aux Abricots et à la Lavande
Just as the first sun-kissed apricots arrive at the market, lavender fields all over Provence are bursting into bloom. They are a perfect pair. These mini–almond cakes are gluten free, a treat for a special summer breakfast or teatime in the garden.
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Lavender Provence
Apricot and Lavender Ice Cream
Don't shy away from making ice cream. This recipe takes advantage of ripe stonefruit (apricot, peach), and needs little sugar. The lavender flavouring gives it that hint of Provence.
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Apricot and Lavender Ice Cream Recipe
Lavender Ice Cream
Lavender ice cream is an excellent way to cool off during a warm summers' day without an overly-sweet treat. This ice cream is easy to make and sure to impress, even if you don't have access to fresh-cut lavender from Provence.
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Make Lavender Ice Cream Recipe
Lavender and Ginger Scones
These scones are light and fluffy, easy to make and incredibly versatile. Stick to the recipe with Rose Petals or add in the fresh herbs of your choice. It’s up to you to choose to make wonderful “plain” or add in herbs, and the dried fruit or any other additions you feel would work. The choice is yours!
Check out this recipe
Lavender Ginger Scones
Lavender Crème Anglaise
If you're looking to broaden your horizons and add some aromatic flavours to your dishes, this custard sauce is the way to go. Whether you add it to some delicate desserts or brighten up a seafood dish, this crème anglaise is a beautiful custard sauce recipe to keep in your back pocket.
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Lavender Flavoured Crème Anglaise

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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