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Old 06-09-2010, 03:59 PM   #11
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:00 PM   #12
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Much of the lavender grown today is sold for fragrance....treated with chemicals that render it unsafe for consumption
oh...good to know...thanks ChefJune. I prefer fresh herbs anyway and that's almost all I use. I love the smell of lavender but I can't imagine liking the taste of it.

That's sooo beautiful, kayelle

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Old 06-10-2010, 11:34 AM   #13
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So good and great news. I not only finally found lavender, I found two stores in town that carry it, and not too bad of a price either (one store is 1.98/oz. not salt, but not saffron either). I cant wait to try some recipes. looking at custards, ice creams, cakes...it seems like it can be pretty versatile, though most of my endeavors are going to be more desserty.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:46 PM   #14
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My lavender is 3 years old this spring, and just gorgeous, if I do say so myself.

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:27 PM   #15
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What do you use it for, sparrowgrass?
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:06 PM   #16
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Lovely Lavender

I grow my own lavender but I did see some at Whole Foods.
Lavender is part of the mint family.
I get a pitcher of water and throw some lavender in it then put in fridge - so refreshing.
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #17
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Lavender Mojito...isn't it pretty?
"Lavender and rose-infused simple syrup and a
lovely lavender sugar rim are what make this drink so special"
~ flower food | fleurs, faeries and floral confections: Lavender Mojito
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:41 PM   #18
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oh boy Mollyanne.......pass that right through the screen.......I'ma hot frazzled wreck, and that looks just like the ticket!!!
How beautiful !!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:27 PM   #19
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Me too...I just mowed the front lawn and now it's time to stand over the floor vent Marilyn Monroe style ...well, maybe just put our feet up on the Veranda...whew...here's to you, kayelle...
...and to all the Lavender lovers here ...cheers!
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:40 AM   #20
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Alas, I found out in culinary school that I am as allergic to lavender eating it as I am smelling it. We were working with herbs de Provence, in these delicious broiled tomatoes. I ate me tomato and instantly my face swole up, my eyes watered and I began to cough like crazy. I didn't notice it as I was adding it to the buttered bread crumbs, but I did when I ate it.

So, no lavender for me - food grade or not!
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