Lavender is not something you automatically associate with cooking, unless you’re a fan of lavender teas. However, this flowering plant is actually a member of the mint family and can be used to add subtle flavors to breads, cookies, cakes, and your own butter and oil infusions. If you enjoy making ice cream, lavender is a delicious flavor to try. Wanna get really experimental? Sprinkle lavender over your salads and rice side dishes and try it as a garnish on fried chicken. Seriously…trust us.