Hummm… breathe in, that smell!
Lavender is known for its relaxing properties & lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties (use it on bug bites in summer).
Little bags of the buds, that you squish once in a while so the oil gets free, will help your closet with a fresh sent, and moths do not like it at all!
Back to our shop where you may have seen and even tasted our lavender and apricot macaron. It is lightly flavoured and brings the best of this flower without it being too strong. Not like bad pot-pourri strong, do not worry!
The lavender we use is from the south of Drome in France, at the end of the alps and the beginning of Provence. It is beautiful, and yes, it does look like the postcard with the rows of purple flowers and this unique bright light.
Did you know? What you call ‘lavender’ might not be the pure kind? Lavandin species are a cross between the lavender and spike lavender varieties and are quite popular (it grows to make a lot of flowers) and wonderful for cleaning supplies and other uses. Lavender is what will give you the best flavour and medicinal properties.
For our macarons, we steep the lavender buds in the cream before making our ganache.
Make sure children try it some time so they are exposed to floral flavours which are not all that common in Calgary cuisine!
Sweets & Love to all
Ps: Have you ever tried lavender honey or lavender tea?
Most photos by Ochoa Photography