This is a simple side dish that has lots of flavor.

  • 1 lb. carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch coins
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tbs. garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. lavender buds

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until fragment and the shallots are tender. Add the salt, pepper, and lavender and stir to combine. Toss the carrots with the butter sauce.

Place carrots in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the carrots are tender when pierced with a fork.

Lavender+Maple Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies have lavender, maple syrup and toasted oats.

Lavender+Maple Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1/2 c. salted butter
  • 1/2-1 tsp. culinary lavender buds (to taste)
  • 3/4 c. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. steel cut oats
  • 2 c. bread flour

Yields Approximately 3 dozen cookies using tablespoon-sized scoops of dough

Place the butter and lavender buds into a microwave-safe container and heat to melt the butter. Allow the butter to cool while toasting the oats. In a dry skillet, toast the oats over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook the oats until they start to brown and smell toasty. Put oats aside and allow to cool.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat the melted butter with the brown sugar and the maple syrup, until the mixture is combined and lighter in color. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, mix together the salt, baking powder, oats, and flour. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients a little at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition until the dough is just combined.

Scoop dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned on the sides and bottoms.

Lavender+Maple Oatmeal Cookies