Look for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn’t been treated with chemicals.
"I am a wedding and event planner," writes field editor Glenna Tooman of Boise, Idaho. "One of my brides served these unusual bookies at her reception, and I had to have the recipe. You can guess what her wedding color was!"
Lavender flowers can be used fresh or dried in cooking. The flowers have an intense flavor, so they are best used sparingly.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
This cheesecake is one of the most decorative I have ever made. It is so pretty with lavender flowerettes on top. If you serve this to guests, they will sure be impressed.—Peggy Armstrong, Buhl, Idaho