Floral foods are one of the year’s hottest culinary trends, due, at least in part, to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s envy-inducing Lemon Elderflower Wedding Cake. But elderflower isn’t the only fragrant floral favoured by royalty; the current Queen Elizabeth’s great great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, was so fond of lavender that, after visiting a distillery owned by a Miss Sarah Sprules in 1886, she appointed Sprules as “Purveyor of Lavender Essence to the Queen.” As a trendsetter, Queen Victoria’s love of this pungent herb translated to its overall popularity, which has since evolved from being used to wash floors & scent linens, to its current place on our plates. Channel your inner queen & head to the kitchen with this royal-worthy roundup, where lavender’s attention-grabbing, earthy & lively flavour is sure to translate into food & drink fit for a king queen.
Delicate & decadent.
- Lavender Hot Chocolate from Sugar Hero!
The perfect nightcap.
3.Blueberry Lavender Chia Seed Pudding from Free People Blog
With coconut & dates, this pudding does double duty as healthy & delicious.
- Sparkling Lavender Lemonade from Oh So Delicious
Rest & relaxation in a glass.
- Salted White Chocolate Lavender Cookies from Spache the Spatula
- Lavender lemon Angel Food Cake from The Endless Meal
Sprinkled with lavender flowers & lemon zest, this cake is almost too beautiful to eat.
Kirsten Clark is a high school English and Social Studies teacher, a reader, a runner, a writer, a lover of good food, and most importantly, a new mom. Kirsten lives in Vermilion, Alberta with her husband, and since welcoming a baby boy last December, she is embracing the new adventure of motherhood with all of its ups and downs. She occasionally blogs at shelooksforadventure.com, and posts regularly on Instagram @kirstenlanae.
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