When we saw this recipe @ A Life (Time) of Cooking over the weekend, we had to try it right away. We’re glad we did.

We went around the house and yard foraging for herbs. The only evergreen perennials that we have over the winter are the rosemary (which we brought indoors), and the lavenders.

We had to preheat the oven to 400 F for bread. While that was happening, we popped in a glass baking dish with a pound of hulled strawberries (We cut the huge ones in halves). Drizzled 2 tbsp orange blossom honey, mixed in 2 tsps each of fresh lavender and rosemary, 1 tbsp cognac, and sat down to dinner.

30 minutes later, they were juicy and syrupy, while enveloping the whole house in a heavenly aroma. (Check at 20 minutes if the berries are smaller, or if you like them firmer.)

We saved some of the syrup in a squirt bottle for strawberry lemonade.

We will be making this very often, with a whole range of fruit. The smoky fragrance of the lavender and rosemary balanced the sweetness of the strawberry really well. Try adding a grind of black pepper on top. Fantastic.

Thank you, dear VegeYum, for an inspirational blog, and a delightful recipe.


Baked Strawberries with Lavender and Rosemary goes to Ramona @ The Houndstooth Gourmet for Weekend Herb Blogging.

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  1. sra says:

    It sounds divine!

  2. Sukanya says:

    This looks so YUM!…. :tongue: Excellent picture…

  3. rachel says:

    A very tasty pic :)

  4. Mamatha says:

    I’m SO making this!

  5. Kalai says:

    What a wonderful combo of flavors!! I can’t wait to try this out!

  6. Ramona says:

    Wonderful combination of herbs and fruit, which opens up a lot of possibilities for me! Thanks for entering WHB.

  7. Anjali J. says:

    hey, lovely color, i wish i could grab some of that :drool:

  8. Mansi says:

    interesting flavor pairing indeed! I’ve cooked with lavendar, almond and vanilla before, but never added rosemary:)

  9. Pooja says:

    Wonderful idea :yes: .
    It must be having great aroma to fill our soul and mind with peace. Right ? :horn:

  10. Simona says:

    What an interesting combination of flavors! And then, great photos, as always.

  11. Hima says:

    Sounds interesting!!!

  12. Vegeyum says:

    Hi bee, it looks fabulous. I am so glad that you tried rosemary and lavender – the sort of thing that I would do too. When I used to make this dish a decade ago, I would use buddleah sugar that I made myself. Buddleah is a bush with very very highly, honey scented flowers that would attract butterflies. I had half a dozen of these plants in my garden, and I would gather the flowers and make buddleah sugar the way that you normally make vanilla sugar.

    This would be the sugar that I would use with the strawberries. It was extraordinary.

    I will add your combination to my post, and link to your post if you don’t mind.

    sure. – b.

  13. dhivya says:

    wow!looks so colorful :yes:

  14. The grind of black pepper sounds interesting to this beautiful dish! We teach a barbque and grilling class that involves lots of fruit and we’ll to try your black pepper recommendation and share it with our students! :yes: (Just one face this time)

  15. Looks so delicious. I would have never thought to put rosemary in my strawberries!

    I’ll have to try this for my mother who is on this berry kick!

    Thanks J & B!

  16. nandita says:

    That recipe on lifetime of cooking was such an eye catcher…and hats off to your enthu that you managed to try it ASAP :) I’m envious of the beautiful lavender in your yard ;;) Do you get that as a sapling or seeds?

    When I try this recipe, I’m going to use it on pancakes – I guess its kind of a quick jam.

  17. looks so damn good!!! Love the color

  18. Miri says:

    Those strawberries look absolutely delicious – nothing like what I have seen here….

  19. raaga says:

    OK… so you can do the same thing with Pears and send them over :-)

    This looks very inviting… I’ll try it sometime :-)

  20. Eric Gower says:

    These really look divine, and right up my alley. Thanks for the brilliant idea. I have a similar approach to food, if you’re inclined please do check out


    Thanks and keep up the great work!


  21. Raks says:

    Wow!Wow!Wow! Love that colour! And a perfect shot of Lavender!!! Beautiful!

  22. jnirmala says:

    This looks out of the world and the way VegeYum has described this should be strawberry shaped strawberry jam mouthfuls :) lovely! Here they’re really pricy just a box full (12 nos) is more than 100 rupees ! I think we can try this with other available fruits!

  23. coffee says:

    I bookmarked this when I say it yesterday at vegeyum! I am gonna try it this weekend now. :)

  24. Pel says:

    I’ve had a white sauce with the lavendar-rosemary combo, but gee…this sounds amazing! Will definitely remember to give it a try later this spring.

  25. Jyothsna says:

    The way you’ve written this post….I almost feel that my house smells of lavendar and rosemary! :)

  26. arundati says:

    looks wonderful!! and i can imagine the aromas!!

  27. mallugirl says:

    sorry guys,no offense, but i can’t stand rosemary but ur lavender photo is so winsome that i can’t stop mooning over it.

  28. alexandra says:

    The title of the recipe is so evocative; I must try this.

  29. Meeta says:

    While I am not a huge fan of warm strawberries there are certain dishes that I do enjoy where the strawberries are baked. This certainly sounds delish!

  30. Curmudgeon says:

    We tried this out this evening. The aroma was divine. And the flavor exquisite.

  31. Núria says:

    Awwwhhh! Great combination! Never tried strawberries with herbs before… I might copy and paste this recipe in my kitchen too!!! :)

  32. gini says:

    We made this last night with vanilla bean,honey and rosemary. It was such a great dessert. We were licking our plates to not waste a drop of all that great sauce!! I made individual servings in ramekins. Thanks for the intro to such a simple dish.

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  34. Kalyn says:

    It sounds wonderful with the combination of the strawberry flavor and the rosemary and lavender. I’m not a big lavender fan, but I can picture it being nice in this.

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