Lavender Provencal Popcorn

parisSince we are headed to France for our next Tea Tour, (see note below) we thought we would share a simple French Flavor recipe.

Last year’s award winning Les Misérables, reminded us why we love France. There is magical, mythical Paris–“the city of love”–but our affection for France extends to their countless contributions to art, history, fashion, architecture, iconic monuments (the Eiffel Tower and our own Statue of Liberty–a gift from the French) and of course, food.

Haute cuisine is classical French cuisine, known for meats and stews, heavy sauces, flour, and butter while nouvelle cuisine offers healthier, vibrant and more innovative ingredients. Cities across the globe boast brasseries and restaurants with a take on French cuisine. Also revered are the everpresent pâtisseries. Found throughout France, these shops are beautifully decorated and filled with a stunning array of desserts and sweets.

Chefs come from around the world for lengthy training in the fine art of pastry making.
If you’re looking for a quick taste of France without jetting off to Paree, try this simple
yet superb recipe for Lavender Provencal Popcorn.

Lavender Provencal Popcorn


  • 2 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Herbs de Provence with lavender – see below
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place popcorn in a large bowl and drizzle with melted butter; toss.
  • Evenly sprinkle Herbs de Provence, garlic and salt over popcorn; toss again and serve.


  • Note: For fewer calories, omit butter.  Spray popcorn lightly with cooking spray.  Evenly sprinkle Herbs de Provence, garlic and salt over popcorn; toss again and serve.

Herbs de Provence (with lavender)

  • 3 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried savory
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers (optional)


Note: Our Tea Tour of France is sold out and has been closed, please check out our 11 Day Tea Tour of British Columbia in September!

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