Lavender Provence Artisans Recipes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersProvencal RecipesTaste

Lavender in Provence, from Farmers to Artisans to Recipes

In most people’s minds, lavender, rosé wine, and Provence are inseparable. As a result, the flowering lavender fields are a magnetic attraction for locals and visitors alike from mid-June until the middle of August. Farming Lavender The Romans first introduced the lavender plant to the South of France as they …

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Make Lavender Meringues
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Learn How to Make Lavender Meringues

Meringues are not hard to make but require patience and a low baking temperature. The recipe below for Lavender Meringues comes from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm in British Columbia, Canada. The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is a family-run operation requiring an entire team for planting, harvesting, drying, distilling, …

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Lavender Whipped Cream
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Try this Citrus Dessert Lavender Lemon Cake

If you are a fan of desserts with citrus, this lavender lemon cake is calling your name. This recipe from our friends at the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is easy to assemble and ready in about an hour. Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream as shown …

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Make Lavender Ice Cream
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Make Lavender Ice Cream this Summer

Some people, like my husband, crave ice cream all year. But, for others, summer is when the desire hits. This warm-weather recipe for lavender ice cream is fun and easy, making it a great activity to do with kids. And if lavender isn’t your flavour of choice, try substituting spearmint, …

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Hot Weather Lavender Lemondade
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Try This Hot Weather Drink Lavender Lemonade

If there is a drink that defines the best of summer living, it has to be homemade lemonade. And Provencal rosé! So if you are looking for a recipe for a refreshing drink for hot weather, try this lavender lemonade from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. Dedicated to making …

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Lavender Fields in Provence
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Hunting for Lavender Fields in Provence

As I told you in my previous post about my favourite things in Provence, one of them is finding purple fields of lavender under a brilliant blue summer sky. So, of course, our first outing after arriving back in Sablet after our long absence due to the pandemic was to …

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Lavender Grown in Canada
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Win Exceptional Lavender and Botanicals Grown in Canada

“Growers, producers and distillers of fine quality botanical products” ~ Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm Win a DIY Botanical Body Care Kit The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is giving away two (2) DIY Botanical Body Care Kits to one lucky winner in Canada. Each kit includes farm-grown and distilled …

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Lavender Ginger Scones
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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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