French Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas)
French Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas – pronounced "stokas") by Hatton Hill. Grown, harvested and dried in Turkey. Packed in the UK.
French lavender, like the colder-climate English lavender, is a member of the mint family, which also includes rosemary, sage and thyme. It's renowned for its fragrance, which many people regard as soothing and calming, and its uses in potpourris, soaps and cosmetics are well known, as is the fact that it makes a lovely tea that helps many people unwind.
What's less well known is that French lavender, which boasts bigger flowers than the English variety, is a very special cooking ingredient, giving a wide range of sweet and savoury dishes a herby, floral flavour and aroma, and an appealing dash of colour. In savoury dishes, French lavender is best used like fresh rosemary, and it pairs well with oregano, thyme, sage, and savory. Try using it in rubs for grilled or roasted vegetables, meats and poultry. In sweet dishes, it adds a delightful floral flavour and aroma – think baked goods such as cakes, cookies and muffins, sugar and honey infusions for desserts, drinks and jams. We think you'll agree that our French lavender flowers are an A-list addition to any kitchen cupboard.
Vegetarian ✓ Vegan ✓
Packed on premises that handle celery, cereals containing gluten, mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites, and tree nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamias).