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mainsqueeze Dec 13, 2007 09:33 AM

Does anyone know where can I procure sprigs of dried lavender in Montreal?

Thanks!

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    JadeMyst Jan 12, 2008 07:54 PM

    I buy food grade lavender buds at Anatol Spice shop on 6822 Boul. St Laurent just south of Milano Supermarket. I use it to make my Herbes de Provence mix. It's in the special herb section at the back of the store with the tisane herbs.

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      eatwell Dec 15, 2007 07:13 AM

      My daughter picked up some at a flower shop on St. Laurent, she can't remember exactly where, but near Schwartz's deli. This was a couple of days ago. Maybe call some flower shops?

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        pyropaul99 Dec 14, 2007 04:41 AM

        Not quite in Montreal, but some friends of mine run a lavender farm in Knowlton - they have every kind of lavender imaginable. It's at 50 Mont Echo Road, just past the centre of the village.

        http://www.joiedelavande.ca/

        Hope this helps,

        Paul.

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          emerilcantcook Dec 13, 2007 09:51 AM

          I used to see them at the stand right across Havre aux Glaces at Jean Talon, you know the one that also sells soap and I think cranberries too.Haven't been there during the winter so cannot guarantee that the stand is still there; things change during the winter at JTM.

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          1. re: emerilcantcook
            rillettes Dec 13, 2007 11:35 AM

            I don't know about springs, but I know that you can find the buds in those green packages, Clefs des Champs (?), which are found at Rachel-Bery.
            I made chocolate-lavender ice cream with it last year, but alas went too heavy on the lavender.

            1. re: rillettes
              mainsqueeze Dec 13, 2007 12:02 PM

              The reason I'm looking for it is because I'm looking at the possibility of making some lavender-infused vinegar as a christmas gift for some family members. I could use the buds but I'll have to strain them. I want to be able to leave sprigs whole in the bottle because it'll look so pretty.

              1. re: mainsqueeze
                carswell Dec 14, 2007 07:21 AM

                Having never tried making it, I'm talking through my hat, but I'd be wary of using lavender sprigs like you would tarragon sprigs to make tarragon vinegar. They're just too coarse and strong to leave in the vinegar for any length of time. The flowers are the way to go: finer, sweeter and less overpowering. Get them from an herbalist or tea store.

          2. eoj Dec 13, 2007 09:45 AM

            I found some in the tea section at Folie en Vrac several months ago. You might be out of luck at this season.

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