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12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: The Chef

December 6th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: Gifts for the Chef!

Anyone who enjoys cooking would love our Ultimate Culinary Gift Set; all of the lavender essentials wrapped and ready for gift-giving! The set includes our Certified Organic Culinary, Lavender Herbs de Provence, Lavender Pepper Spice Blend, and Lavender Pink Himalayan Salt. It also includes a recipe card with three lavender recipes so the recipient can get started cooking right away! For an extra-special gift, pair the Ultimate Culinary Gift Set with the Lavender Cookbook. This cookbook contains the best lavender recipes we’ve ever found, and has a wide variety to choose from. Browse through our In the Kitchen section to find the perfect gift for the connoisseur on your list!

Jasmine Rice Mushroom Pilaf with Lavender

May 21st, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

“Add the subtle scent of lavender to aromatic jasmine rice and you get a new side dish fit for company- and easy enough for quick weeknight meals. Take your choice of mushrooms. Cremini and Shiitake are especially good. I like to prepare the pilaf in a rice cooker. If you don’t have one, use a covered 2-quart casserole dish and bake the rice at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes.”

Ingredients

1 tbls. dried Jardin du Soleil Certified Organic Culinary Lavender
2 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
2 tbls. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 lb. mixed mushrooms, diced
1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
1/2 cup finely diced shallot
1/2 cup finely diced green onions
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

Combine the lavender, mustard seeds, and fennel seeds in the spice grinder. Pulse until finely ground.

Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute` for 7 minutes, or until golden and the liquid released my the mushrooms evaporates. Add the rice, shallot, green onions, salt, pepper, and lavender mixture.

Transfer to the rice cooker and add the chicken broth. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.

This recipe is taken from page 136 of Sharon Shipley’s The Lavender Cookbook,available here.

Mother’s Day in the Kitchen

May 6th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Mom always in the kitchen? This Mother’s Day give her gifts she’ll love to use! Spice up her pantry with Jardin du Soleil’s certified organic Culinary Lavender, Lavender Pepper, and Herbs de Provence.Refresh her recipe collection with The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley.
Help pretty up her market fresh groceries with our ecoSilk reusable grocery bag.
Start Mother’s Day off with a batch of our Lavender Apricot Scones with White Chocolate, and watch Mom tell you how perfect her day is!

Place your order online now to take advantage of our Mother’s Day special offer of FREE SHIPPING WITH ONLINE ORDERS OF $50.00 OR MORE through May 9, 2010.