Love that fragrant lavender in your garden? Try cooking with it! Cooking with Lavender will become as dog-eared and stained as the other culinary books in my kitchen, and lavender will take its place on my spice rack beside cumin, thyme, and coriander. That’s right—lavender’s lemony-tasting blossoms and tangy leaves go as well in the kitchen as in the linen closet. Lavender pairs beautifully with oranges and other fruits, ﬁsh and seafood, poultry and meats, as well as adding mouth-watering, exotic ﬂavor to sweets. Cooking with Lavender shows you how to create mealtime adventures, make food sing with savory, tangy, zesty recipes featuring this versatile herb, and have a great time in your kitchen as you experiment with innovative dishes using luscious lavender. Cooking with Lavender includes: lively recipes for lavender-laced Soups, Stews, and Main Dishes; spirited recipes for lavender-vitalized Side Dishes; irresistible lavender-scented Beverages, Desserts, and Sweets. dynamite recipes for making Lavender Butters, Rubs, and Herb Mixtures to add zing to your ordinary dishes; “This is a fabulous collection of recipes, and the introduction has lots of fascinating lore about lavender.” — Barbara Loth, homemaker and lavender grower, Greytown, OH “Imaginative, achievable recipes for those of us who like to experiment in the kitchen. With this book, you can start your own culinary adventures today!” — Corey Bishop, amateur chef, Port Huron, MI “Since the ﬁrst Spanish settlers brought lavender,or (alhucema) to our region centuries ago, it has been used for its soothing medicinal and aromatic properties, as well as in cooking. This cookbook will help many enjoy the wonders of lavender. We at Los Poblanos Lavender ﬁelds (on historic farmland in the Rio Grande River Valley) look forward to using this book.” — Penny Rembe, Los Poblanos Lavender Fields, Los Ranchos, NM Suzanne T. Smith is the author of ﬁve books, chapters in two other books, and more than a hundred magazine and newspaper articles. Her previous cookbooks, Recipes for Romance and Pumpkin Recipes, are being received enthusiastically and are reaping extensive praise. She teaches advanced writing classes at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos and cooks for her husband and dogs. Make your kitchen smell good enough to eat— get an armload of lavender blossoms, curl up in a cozy chair with your own copy of Cooking with Lavender, and discover some scrumptious ways to use this delicious herb. Start your own lavender adventures today!