1 cup vegetable oil
4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lavender
3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
4 pork steaks
Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat.
Pour oil into a large, resealable plastic bag. Add lavender, rosemary, and thyme; let stand for 10 minutes. Place steaks in bag with marinade, and marinate for 5 minutes.
Lightly oil grate. Remove steaks from marinade, and arrange on grill. Cook, turning once or twice, for 20 to 30 minutes, or until done.
2 pounds stewing beef, cut in large cubes
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion sliced
1 head garlic, peeled and chopped
2 pounds Cremini or white button mushrooms
1 bottle (750 ml) red wine (we recommend North 4 Degrees Cabernet Franc)
5 1/2 oz. can tomato paste
1 tablespoon Serenity Lavender Herbs de Provence
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon vinegar
In a deep pot add oil and toss in enough meat to make one single layer. Sear the meat on all sides, until nicely browned. Repeat with the remaining beef. Once browned return all beef to the pot.
Add onions, garlic and mushrooms to the pot. Pour in r red wine and stir in the tomato paste. Add the bay leaves and herbes de provence and bring the pot to a simmer.
Cover the pot, cook until the meat is tender approximately1 ½ hours (depending on the cut of meat used). Finish your stew by stirring in the vinegar. Serve over baby spinach, your favourite pasta, rice or potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin A and this recipe offers a delicious mingling of flavours of lavender and lime for a satisfying side dish .
2 lbs sweet potatoes
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup. fresh lime juice
½ tsp ground Serenity Culinary Lavender
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp of salt
¼ tsp of pepper
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Wrap the sweet potatoes in tin foil and bake for approximately 1 hour or until very soft. Set aside until cool then cut the potatoes open and scrape out the flesh into a mixing bowl . Discard the skins. Stir in butter, lime juice, lavender, salt and pepper. Using a stick blender or food processor, blend until smooth. Place on a serving dish top with cilantro and garnish with slices of lime
*Use a spice grinder to ground your lavender.