In a few weeks lavender will start to bloom in Provence ! The green fields will become blue and you will be able to smell the lavender flowers ! If you are coming to Avignon you will be able to admire a little field just in front of the famous bridge of Avignon.
Do not hesitate to book your seats on the lavender tours that will soon be sold out !
If you are lucky you will also be able to see the sunflower fields in bloom around end of July
You can book your tour from Avignon, Aix en Provence, Marseille or Arles directly on the website of Provence Reservation : www.provence-reservation.com
Morning tours, afternoon tours or full day tours, make your choice and discover this treasure of Provence !
More and more recipes are with the lavender taste ! Bit strange but to try it is to love it !
Wondering how this can taste do not hesitate to join a tour from Avignon to try the lavender ice cream !!! Prepare your taste buds for this experience !
Recipe of Lavender ice cream :
"Bring cream, half-and-half, honey, and lavender just to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, then remove pan from heat. Let steep, covered, 30 minutes.
Pour cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard lavender. Return mixture to cleaned saucepan and heat over moderate heat until hot.
Whisk together eggs and salt in a large bowl, then add 1 cup hot cream mixture in a slow stream, whisking. Pour into remaining hot cream mixture in saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thick enough to coat back of spoon and registers 170 to 175°F on thermometer, about 5 minutes (do not let boil).
Pour custard through sieve into cleaned bowl and cool completely, stirring occasionally. Chill, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours.
Freeze custard in ice cream maker. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden"
The brand OCCITANE of Provence presents its products with lavender !
Don’t miss the visit at the OCCITANE factory in Manosque during the new tour from Aix en Provence VERDON TOUR