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Old 06-24-2010, 08:57 AM   #31
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No worries! Use your lavendar in cooking to your heart's content. Except for the few things I grow from seed, all of my herb plants come from nurseries. Regular nurseries - not "organic". Because of their strong oil content, herb plants don't suffer from the same pests as other plants, & thus are rarely, if ever, grown with the same complement of pesticides/fungicides, etc., etc. as other vegetation. And certainly nothing toxic.

As for which part(s) to use, I've only seen recipes for & have personally only used the flowers & flower buds. I'm thinking the leaves would most likely be overly strong & a bit bitter to consume, but haven't had personal experience with them.

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Old 06-24-2010, 10:45 AM   #32
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Thanks Breezy,
I love the smell and make those little pillow things with bay leaf and lavender to stuff in cupboards and drawers to keep the bugs out. The joys of country living! In my searching it's always been the flowers for food too. Perhaps I'll try the leaves as long as they don't seem to be toxic. Love your kitty picture. I have six furbabies. They give me such pleasure.

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