The Lavender Companion

Enjoy the Aroma, Flavor, and Health Benefits of This Classic Herb


By Terry Barlin Vesci

By Jessica Dunham

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A celebration of lavender featuring stunning photographs; favorite recipes for the kitchen, pantry, and body care products; along with fascinating lore and gardening guidance from a destination lavender farm.

Lavender has long been a favorite herb with its amazing, resinous fragrance; calming qualities; and unique flavor for seasoning food. This lavishly photographed celebration of the beloved herb, written by an acclaimed lavender farmer and cooking instructor, is brimming over with inspiration and ideas for bringing the fragrance and flavor of lavender into daily life. The book profiles the most popular lavender varieties and their recommended uses, along with the history, lore, and traditional medicinal uses. More than 40 recipes showcase lavender in delicious dishes from the kitchen as well homemade craft and body products. Tips for success with lavender in the garden complete this perfect gift for every lavender lover.

  • “A key to unlock the lavender pantry.”
    Chris Bianco, James Beard Award–winning chef and restaurateur
  • “Terry Vesci has truly captured the essence of lavender.”
    Christine Teeple, founding member of the US Lavender Growers Association and co-owner of Red Rock Lavender Farm
  • “This book invites us into communion with one herb that offers us profound healing.”
    Brittany Wood Nickerson, author of Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen
  • "Providing over 40 recipes with accompanying gorgeous photographs, this is a valuable addition to collections."
    Library Journal, starred review
  • “Gives lavender lovers a great starting point to selecting, growing, and using this popular herb.”
    The American Gardener

On Sale
May 28, 2024
Page Count
176 pages

Terry Barlin Vesci

About the Author

Terry Vesci is the co-owner of Pine Creek Canyon Lavender Farm in Pine, Arizona, which welcomes 60,000-100,000 visitors each year and includes a successful online business. Vesci leads the Pine Creek Canyon Lavender Farm Cooking and Baking School (sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill), where she teaches hands-on classes about cooking with lavender.

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author Jessica dunham

Jessica Dunham

About the Author

Jessica Dunham lives in Phoenix with her husband and two spunky dogs, but inherited a family summer home on Lake Champlain in Vermont. This seemed heavenly to her, until she tried to imagine getting there from halfway across the country. Then it required some effort and a little imagination. The only way to transport the herd from one place to another was to pile into a Jeep and drive. That's is how she came to know and love the Mother Road, and became an expert on the ins and outs of Route 66. 

She's since driven from Phoenix to Vermont and back again six times, traversed the Southwest portion of Route 66 hundreds of times, napped in leafy parks, slept in a wigwam and at a Best Western, camped in tents, dined at mom-and-pop eateries, met strangers, and made friends in almost every town dotting the famed highway. She's seen the sun rise over Illinois cornfields and watched it set over the Pacific Ocean. After all this, she considers the beating heart of blacktop from Chicago to Santa Monica home.

Formerly a travel guide editor at Madden Media, Jessica is now a freelance travel writer. Her writing has been featured in PHOENIX magazine, Valley Guide, Phoenix Travel Guide, Arizona Visitor's Guide, Midwest Living, Phoenix New Times, Modern Luxury, Annapolis Visitors Guide, Connecticut Visitors Guide, Runner's World, Jane, Discover South Carolina, and more. Jessica is also the author of The Open Road: 50 Best Road Trips in the USA.

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