|Dried Lavender Blossoms|
You should really give this one a try. It's a keeper.
Lavender Pepper Recipe
- 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon white peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (the minerals in the salt do add flavor)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried, culinary grade lavender flowers (or use1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers)
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (1-1/2 teaspoons fresh)
|Black and White Peppercorns|
Whip up small batches using a coffee grinder (or spice grinder) and store them in an air tight container. Just be sure to use culinary grade lavender flowers -- or flowers from your garden that are pesticide free.
Special note: Although some lavender pepper recipes include pink peppercorns (about a tablespoon), the only thing they seem to add is color. I do like to include a small allspice berry, though. Consider mixing up the basic recipe, trying it, and then throwing an allspice berry to see how you like it. Oh, and let me know what you think. The allspice is particularly nice with beef.
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Photo Lavender Blossoms: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ALavander.jpg By Jebulon (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo Sea Salt: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFleur_de_sel1.jpg By Christian Mertes (Mudd1 12:26, 18 April 2007 (UTC)) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gn