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Loving all this lavender!

22 Jun

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!

Tasty!

Lavender jam and rose tea

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!

Butchart Gardens
800 Benvenuto Avenue
Victoria, BC V8M 1J8
(250) 652-4422

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Posted by on June 22, 2011 in Out of town - BC, Treats

 

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