I'm sure we're all famililar with the wonderful benefits of the traditional English garden favourite, the Lavender plant, but lavender is becoming more and more popular within our kitchens, from lavender shortbread to Lavender & white chocolate popcorn and everything inbetween.

Lavender has a distinct herbal edge, similar to rosemary and thyme (it makes a wonderful alternative to either) and is incredibly versatile in savoury dishes. Although, when culinary lavender is infused with cream, sugar, butter or chocolate the delicious dessert possibilities are endless.

So, to save you some time, we have selected some of our absolute favourite lavender recipes. 

Lavender Refreshments

Lavender Martini

Lavender & Blueberry Gin & Tonic

Lavender Lemonade

Home made Cordial with Lavender & Elderflower

Lavender Side Dishes

Lemon & Lavender Oil New Potatoes

Lavender Biscuits & Sweet Treats

Posh Lavender Jammie Dodgers

White Chocolate, Lavender and Almond Truffles

Chocolate & Lavender Truffles

Lavender Shortbread

Scrumptious Blueberry Doughnuts with a Lavender Twist

Savoury Snacks

The Perfect 'Posh' Crisps With A Lavender Twist

Delectable Desserts

Almond & Lavender Cake

Lemon & Lavender Blancmange

Blueberry, Lavender & White Chocolate Cake

A Rawmazing Orange & Lavender Pudding With Cashews

Lemon and Lavender Meringue Roulade with Blueberries

Moreish Main Meals

Roasted Lavender and Hazelnut Encrusted Salmon

Treats, Just Because

Cranberry Honey Cake with Lavender Frosting

White Chocolate Lavender Vanilla Popcorn

Lavender Rice Krispie Marshmallow Bars

Lavender & Lemon Slices