Lavender Wand Flowers
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This item was last sold on : 04/24/17
Lavender wands are available year-round with a peak season in spring.
Lavender, of the species Lavandula, is an aromatic flowering herb and a member of the Labiate or mint family. Today it is used most commonly for its oil and aromatic properties as well as for its culinary applications as an herb.
Lavender wands are approximately five to six inches in length. Their pale green stem has thin petite dark green leaves at its base. Lavender wands are capped with a purple lavender flower. The wand in its entirety is covered in a soft white fuzz and emits a highly fragrant, distinctive floral scent.
Lavender has long been used for its medicinal properties. It is believed by many to highly beneficial in the treatment of stress, anxiety, insomnia and muscle pain and is often used in massage therapy and acupuncture. In the past lavender was commonly used to treat wounds, diseases of the skin, sore throats and toothaches and is being studied today for its ability to fight off bacterial infections.
Lavender wands are the ideal size for use as garnish in a variety of preparations. Use in lieu of a swizzle stick in cocktails. Add wands to lemonade or champagne for a subtle lavender infusion. Combine with other whole herbs when making pickles. Use wands as garnish atop cakes, muffins or shortbread. Stand wands upright in jars of oil or vinegar to make an attractive infusion. Combine with rosemary sprigs and use as a stuffing for roasted chicken. Lavender pairs well with goat cheese, vanilla ice cream, root vegetables, poultry, honey, butter and cream based sauces and desserts.
Believed to be native to the Mediterranean lavender flourishes in warm and sunny climates with well draining, slightly alkaline soil. Lavender’s namesake is said to have come from the Latin word lavar, which means, “to wash”. Not surprising considering lavender’s history of use as a perfume, incense and bath additive in Greece, Rome, Persia and Egypt. Lavender was also popularly used as a disinfectant and for pest control because of its insecticidal properties. Today the bulk of lavender is grown in Australia, the United States and France.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Claire's on Cedros||Solana Beach CA||858-259-8597|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
|Gamma Phi Beta||San Diego CA||310-634-2371|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858-208-9422|
|Lucky Bolt||Mira Mesa CA||917-969-9500|
|Nutmeg Café & Bakery||San Diego CA||858-405-2401|
|Shakespeare's Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea||San Diego CA||619-683-2748|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank - Oceanside||Oceanside CA||858-395-8809|
|The Pearl Hotel Bar||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Pacific Beach Ale House Bar||San Diego CA||858-581-2337|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Snake Oil Cocktail Company LLC||San Diego CA||858-754-9173|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|True North Tavern||San Diego CA||619-291-3815|
|Herb & Wood Bar||San Diego CA||619-955-8495|
|Sugar and Scribe||La Jolla CA||858-274-1733|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Galaxy Taco||La Jolla CA||858-228-5655|
|Fireside by The Patio||San Diego CA||858-270-9900|
|Seven Grand Whiskey Bar||San Diego CA||858-752-8482|
|Leroy's Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Herb & Wood||San Diego CA||619-955-8495|
|Kindred Bar||San Diego CA||858-342-3609|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Addison Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-350-7600|
|Casa de las Campanas Norte||San Diego CA||858 376 1522|
|Catering Solutions||Chula Vista CA||619-957-1162|
|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
|Venissimo Cheese Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-719-5359|
Recipes that include Lavender Wand Flowers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|The Mountain Rose Blog||Flower Infused Ice Cream|
|She Knows||Lavender Lemonade|
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