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Where can I find culinary lavender in Toronto?

professor plum May 22, 2007 11:54 AM

I am looking for lavender that I can use in cookies and cupcakes. Where can I find it in TO or the GTA?

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    DrewStar May 24, 2007 08:39 AM

    I buy bags of dried lavender at Lennie's Health Foods at the corner of Parliament and Carlton. Used it to infuse into cream for creme brulee.

    1. Kagemusha May 24, 2007 08:17 AM

      Call Boncheff 416 233-6100. It will be cheaper there compared to the extortionate boutiques. Same goes for oils,vinegars, condiments, teas, fresh herbs, even food mags.

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        kaka May 24, 2007 08:25 AM

        Where is Boncheff?

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          Kagemusha May 24, 2007 01:19 PM

          Boncheff--382 Olivewood Rd. Left at the 1st light south of the Bloor/Dundas/TTC overpass on Kipling.

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            kaka May 24, 2007 08:51 PM


      2. chocabot May 24, 2007 07:04 AM

        You can get dried organic lavender in a small tin at the Spice Trader on Queen St.

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          professor plum May 24, 2007 06:20 AM

          Thanks everyone. I will check out Wholefoods tonight!

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            myriamseers May 23, 2007 08:43 PM

            Also, Whole Foods usually has it in the fresh herbs section.

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              myriamseers May 23, 2007 08:33 PM

              The flower market at the Queens Quay Loblaws has both regular and English lavender, as should most plant markets that carry herbs.

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                embee May 24, 2007 04:48 AM

                This source may be sprayed. Beware if it's in the flower section.

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                  myriamseers May 24, 2007 11:49 AM

                  Nope, they are in the herb section, meant to be used culinarily.

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                Atahualpa May 23, 2007 07:12 PM

                I bought some from one of the basement stores at the st Lawrence market for some chocolate lavender cupcakes I made. But, it was pretty weak and another source might be better.

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                  embee May 23, 2007 07:08 PM

                  Bonnie Stern usually has it. You might also try calling Boncheff Greenhouses.

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