Just as lavender grows alongside thyme and rosemary, it is often included with these herbs in the French dried herb mix called herbes de Provence, a classic seasoning for lamb. This recipe gets a double dose of lavender by using it first in a similarly inspired fresh herb rub to season lamb prior to cooking and then with the addition of a blueberry jus amped up with fragrant lavender. Dried lavender works best in this recipe; find it in your local specialty grocery and make sure to look for products marked “culinary grade.”
Lighten your mood with lavender
Many of us have experienced the relaxing feeling of inhaling the sweet scent of lavender. Lavender has been used for centuries in soaps and lotions and is used in aromatherapy because of its relaxing benefits. Studies also suggest that, taken orally, it may be beneficial for anxiety.