Cooking with lavender was popularized by the French and is often found in the popular French herb blend, Herbes de Provence. The pretty flowers add a sophisticated touch and the fresh mellow taste of culinary lavender blends with other light flavors. Rub on fowl before roasting. Use to flavor shortbread cookies. Sprinkle lavender flowers over frosted sugar cookies or butter cream iced cakes. Steep lavender in cream or milk for custard, ice cream and sauces. Use to make wonderful flavored sugars.