This chapter of Heaven Scent Lavender Farm has come to an end.
It is with much regret and sorrow that I have come to this conclusion. But, unfortunately, it was growing faster than we could keep up with it.
The good news is that we have proven that Lavender can be grown very successfully in Middle Tennessee, especially in the Gallatin / Cottontown Area. We hope that this has inspired some, or many of you, to pursue your dream of growing your own Lavender.
There are, at this time (Aug 25 - Sept 2) some mature, hearty, and healthy plants, Ornamental (Sharon Roberts) and several culinary (Buena Vista) available for those who wish to take them and replant them. Their survival will be in your loving hands as we cannot give any guarantees on their survival.
The use of lavender in cooking, baking and teas is limited only to your imagination. Lavender has a sweet, floral flavor with lemon and citrus notes.
Lavender may be used in desserts, in savory dishes and in beverages like tea and champagne. It is a relative of the mint family, so you can use it anywhere you might use mint. It mixes well with lemon and pepper or other herbs like marjoram, oregano, and thyme to create a delicious mixture of dried herbs typical of the Provence region of southeast France called "Herbs de Provence."
*Jean-Baptiste Reboul was a chef who is known for his cook book which is a compilation of over 1,000 Provençal recipes. The first edition appeared in 1897 entitled La Cuisinière provençale. Provençal cuisine has traditionally used many herbs, which were often characterized collectively as herbes de Provence, but not in specific combinations, and not sold as a mixture. *Commercial blends started to be sold under this name in the 1970’s.
Herbs de Provence can be used to flavor grilled foods such as fish and meat or baked chicken.
Look in our “recipe” section to find this delicious chicken recipe. Your family will love it!