The Lavender & Herbs Spread recipe can easily transform a plain stick of butter into a haute accompaniment for breakfast, tea, brunch, or any occasion. Use this simple technique for toast, rolls, or even grilled cheese sandwiches. In addition to a spread, this recipe can also be used to slather on chicken or fish filet for cooking. All that is required is one stick of butter and lavender herb medley, or your choice of herbs. The lavender adds a subtle and unique flavor to the mix. Nutrients from eating lavender include calcium, vitamin A, and iron.
Where to Find Lavender & Herbs Seasoning:
I suggest using a lavender mixed seasoning called Herbes de Provence that I purchased at a farmers market in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this summer (it also includes thyme, oregano, and rosemary). It is a mixture of dried herbs typical of Provence, an area of southeastern France. You can order it online from Teton View Lavender Farm. They sell culinary and bath products with all things lavender. The new lavender farm located in eastern Idaho near the stunning Grand Tetons.
Tom and Linda Howell, owners explained that they grow over 2500 plants, including 12 culinary/edible of English and French varieties at their lavender farm. They recommended using Herbes de Provence seasoning for poultry, fish, and they gave me the idea to mix it with butter. Other types of edible lavender seasonings may be sold at selected specialty, gourmet, and/or health food stores. If you don’t have access to Herbes de Provence or similar lavender mixed-seasoning, use your preferred herbs.
- 4 ounces (one stick of butter) at room temperature, so it’s can easily be stirred with a spoon or spatula.
- Take 1 teaspoon of herbs and mix well with a spoon or spatula
- Place mix into a ramekin or similar container – I used a 4.5 ounce sized ramekin. *Note, if you are using herb seasoning containing only lavender, I suggest using less lavender or add another herb. In excess, lavender can be a bit potent.
- Garnish with herbs on top.
- Serve with toast, and hot rolls. Serve spread immediately or refrigerate for later use.