Cooking with Lavender


Class includes a discussion on how to use lavender in cooking, how to grind it for different uses with an herb grinder, coffee grinder or mortar and pestle and which varieties of lavender can be used for culinary purposes. Hands-on time for participants working in pairs or small groups to prepare the items together with assistance from Chef Robin (includes recipes, tastings and hands on instruction): 

Lavender Fruit Shrub

Lavender Fig & Olive Bread + Crackers

Olive tapenade with lavender

Basil and Lavender Pesto using both the flowers and leaves

Lavender Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake

- participants will each get to make their own cheesecake to take home


When: Friday, July 3rd, 6-8pm


Instructor:  Chef Robin Goldstein


Location: Heritage Goods & Supply


About Robin: Robin Goldstein "Private Chef Robin", author of A Taste of Ojai Cookbooks is a California chef who works her culinary magic combining unique flavors with seasonal local products.  As a professional chef, for over 30 years, Robin has made a successful career providing an intimate, home-cooked experience that is anything but traditional, using classic techniques she honed at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. As a caterer, event planner, and food writer, Chef Robin fuses together flavors inspired by her extensive travel around the Mediterranean.

*Note: There is a 6 person minimum requirement for this class to proceed. If we do not reach 6 participants we will unfortunately have to cancel the class and refund you in full 48 hours before the scheduled workshop.

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