Lavender Flowers (edible)
Lavender flowers are highly scented and are often utilised in scented products. They come in colours ranging from light grey to pale blue and are frequently added to Pot pourri to combine colour with fragrance, in a sachet or bag and used as a drawer liner to keep you clothes smelling fresh and fragrant or with hops in a pillow to help you sleep.
Lavender Flowers are very light so even a small quantity goes a long way.
Flowers can be candied and are sometimes used as cake decorations. Lavender flavours baked goods and desserts (it pairs especially well with chocolate), and is also used to make "lavender sugar". Lavender flowers are occasionally blended with black, green, or herbal tea, adding a fresh, relaxing scent and flavour.
Lavender lends a floral and slightly sweet flavour to most dishes, and is sometimes paired with sheep's-milk and goat's-milk cheeses. Lavender flowers are often added to the herb blend "herbes de Provence". In the United States, both lavender syrup and dried lavender buds are used to make lavender scones and marshmallows.
Botanical name - Lavandula angustifolia
Country of Origin - Albania