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Jul 18, 2012 09:20 AM

Culinary Lavender

Does anyone know where I can find some culinary lavender? I want to make the sweet lavender scones from Bon Appetit.

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  1. Atlantic Spice Co., Truro has lavender. Their prices are reasonable and they ship very quickly. Just make sure you check "culinary" grade.

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    1. re: junescook

      Atlantic recommends their #1 grade for culinary use. It's $6.60 for 8 oz.

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      1. I believe I got some a couple years ago from the Syrian Grocery on Shawmut Ave in the South End

        1. They have it at Penzey's, but you have to ask for it. They keep it behind the ciunter for some reason.

          1. There is no lavender that is culinary per se... it is all edible.

            Heck, why by the dried stuff? Just walk around my neighborhood in Belmont, folks have bushes of the stuff planted. You could pick an ounce or two and noone would even notice. You don't need a ton.

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            1. re: StriperGuy

              Yeah, I grow my own and gladly share it with friends/neighbors. Love to make lavender sugar for scones or sugar cookies.

              1. re: StriperGuy

                It might be too late. I cut my lavender to dry a few weeks ago. Supposedly you need to dry lavender before it blooms to retain the most fragrance.

                (I've got something called "dilly dilly." not sure of it's origin but I'm a little disappointed with its fragrance - gotta plant some of the English stuff.)