France / Lavandula officinalis
Lavender flowers have a distinctly floral flavor, and give wonderful nuance to herbal blends. The bright purple buds are potent, and a little goes a long way. Lavender flowers can be added to herbal blends like Herbes de Provence or Lemon Herb Pepper for a floral note in the mix. They also make a wonderful addition to desserts and beverages, like ice cream, shortbread and lemonade.
Try with Herbes de Provence Lemon Chicken, Lavender Blueberry Handpies, Floral Sonnets Martini, Lavender Ricotta Toast, Lavender Dulce De Leche Stuffed Crepes, Lavender Dulce De Leche, Spice Lore, and Summer Fruit Papillotes and Lavender Ice Cream (Papillotes de fruits de l'ete et glace a la lavande)
1/2 cup is about 0.48 oz