Tips for Growing, Cooking and Decorating with Lavender
Spice with buds
Sweet and savory foods get a surprising lift from organic dried culinary buds. Whole or crushed, the buds boost meat rubs, salads, soups and desserts. The buds pair well with honey and lemon and herbs like rosemary and thyme.
In Lavender-Spiced Walnuts (pictured), rosemary and lavender flavor crunchy sweet-and-salty nuts. It's an addictive twist on the usual cocktail nut mix for a party, and tucked in a paper cone or bag, they make a great gift idea, too. The recipe comes from Willowfield Lavender Farm in Mooresville, Indiana.