As I mentioned in a previous post, I picked up some lavender jelly at the Butchart Gardens just outside of Victoria on BC’s Vancouver Island on a recent trip. I finally got around to trying it, and it’s fantastic! Very sweet (perhaps a bit too much so?) with a light, delicate floral flavor and scent. Since it’s a jelly (unlike the rose jam I tried earlier) it’s clear – perfect in plain yoghurt with a sprinkling of those gorgeous culinary lavender blossoms I bought on the same trip!
Want to get some of your own, and you don’t have a trip to Victoria planned? They sell it in their online shop too. Or, Alchemiss has a recipe to make your own on her blog. (It’s not the same – mine is made with lavender tea apparently) but it should make up something pretty tasty too!
800 Benvenuto Avenue
Victoria, BC V8M 1J8