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Lavender...where do I find it?

I want to make a cold soup with Lavender and my usual 2 sources are available . Any ideas where I can find some natural non treated for cooking branches and flowers?
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Old 22.03.2016, 10:42
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Re: Lavender...where do I find it?

My local Coop has a small local 'farm shop' type section where they have stuff like this..They definitely had lavender flower mixed with some yellow flower dried. So might be worth checking.
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Old 22.03.2016, 10:46
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Some pharmacies sell them. I would try the Berg Apotheke, because they have lots of herbs http://www.berg-apotheke.ch/
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Old 22.03.2016, 10:47
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Re: Lavender...where do I find it?

I wish you'd posted this yesterday, I just put a load of lavender from my garden into the compost bin yesterday and it was collected this morning,
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Old 22.03.2016, 10:51
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My local Coop has a small local 'farm shop' type section where they have stuff like this..They definitely had lavender flower mixed with some yellow flower dried. So might be worth checking.
Well where is your little Coop at?
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Well where is your little Coop at?

Baden and or Wettingen.. but I guess all Coops should have similar
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Re: Lavender...where do I find it?

I only know this place that sells edible flowers and they have lavender blossoms:

http://speiseblumen.ch/suche?control...submit_search=
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Old 22.03.2016, 12:09
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Baden and or Wettingen.. but I guess all Coops should have similar
I ask cause the local farm section is mostly different in every store. I was in 2 Coops last night and they literally laughed at me when I asked about the product. One worker even suggested I might be crazy and flat out ignored me. So Baden it is.
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Re: Lavender...where do I find it?

Migros Baden sells a mix of "BIO Kršuter Provence/Herbes de Provence" containing lavender in the ingredients. It's sold in the larger glass container.

I trust that you have used it before and know how it tastes. I once made a lavender tea, and it was too bitter and too strong for my taste buds.
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Old 22.03.2016, 14:40
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Migros Baden sells a mix of "BIO Kršuter Provence/Herbes de Provence" containing lavender in the ingredients. It's sold in the larger glass container.

I trust that you have used it before and know how it tastes. I once made a lavender tea, and it was too bitter and too strong for my taste buds.
I am making a cold melon soup with Lavender. The two balance out each other nicely. ..Normally.
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Re: Lavender...where do I find it?

Lavender is not exactly flowering in Europe at the moment.

Nor are melons for that matter.

Nice to see you're cooking seasonally. I thought you were a chef?
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Lavender is not exactly flowering in Europe at the moment.

Nor are melons for that matter.

Nice to see you're cooking seasonally. I thought you were a chef?
I guess I am not a Chef if I get a special request.
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I guess I am not a Chef if I get a special request.
I guess you must despair at having to cook for the ignorant.
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I want to make a cold soup with Lavender and my usual 2 sources are available . Any ideas where I can find some natural non treated for cooking branches and flowers?
I've got tons of it at our French house, but I suspect you want it sooner than next week, which is the earliest I'd be able to get some to CH... and I'm not sure, but I think it's just starting to push new growth, so maybe not yet anyway. Although there's a lot of naturally dried, as in still on the plant, of last year's flowers, still there.
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Re: Lavender...where do I find it?

I am have got a glass of dried lavender flowers in my spice cupboard....would that be of help?

I am a keen gardener/forager and try to preserve as much as I can in any possible way. On my balcony garden I don't use any kind of fertilizer or poisons, so they're organic too.
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I am have got a glass of dried lavender flowers in my spice cupboard....would that be of help?

I am a keen gardener/forager and try to preserve as much as I can in any possible way. On my balcony garden I don't use any kind of fertilizer or poisons, so they're organic too.
I am interested but Biel is a bit of a haul. And chance you would post it? I can send a bottle of wine on the return.
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Re: Lavender...where do I find it?

Of course!! I will mail it to you by snail mail. It is not very much by amount, just about a normal McCormick sized glass full of dried flowers. Enough?

Pm me your snail mail addy and I'll send them off this afternoon.


Edit: No need to send wine or any such thing, just give me some greenies on here
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Re: Lavender...where do I find it?

I am 100 % confident most Coops offer them, especially I see them on a daily basis on these ones:
- Oerlikon (west)
- Schmiede Wiedikon / Goldbrunnenplatz
 




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