I bought culinary lavender from the Lavender Lady at the local farmers' market. She provided recipes including a salmon recipe with lavender and basil. I can't get my husband to eat salmon but he will eat chicken. So, I just substituted chicken, doubled the marinade quantity, and we had a hit. For my daughter (who thinks the lavender is just plain weird) I make the marinade without lavender first, siphon off 1/4 of the total marinade for hers, then add the lavender to the remainder. Note: You can definitely taste the lavender. It is best to start with this small quantity of lavender but okay to go up to 2 teaspoons depending upon your personal preferences. You can search online for CULINARY lavender (important) and order by mail.