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
From April 2014 a new tour from Aix en Provence is offered by Tylene Tours !
This tour offers you a stop at the Plateau de Valensole to admire the lavender fields during the blooming season and gives you the opportunity to discover the breathtaking landscapes of the Verdon Canyon !
Drive to Manosque (马诺斯克) to enjoy a guided tour of Occitane (奥克) factory, famous for its cosmetic products elaborated with local flowers and plants. Cross Valensole plateau (lavender fields in bloom from mid June to mid July). Continue to Moustiers-Ste-Marie, famous for its earthen ware workshops (free time for visit and lunch on your own). Drive to the Gorges of Verdon river : breathtaking views on the lake of Sainte Croix and on the Verdon canyon. Free time on the beach of the lake of Sainte Croix. Back to Aix en Provence via the village of Sainte Croix du Verdon overlooking the lake.
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Sault is a little village famous for its amazing lavender fields during the summer ! On August 15th you can assist at the Lavender festival in Sault on the Lavender full day tour from Avignon !