I wanted to try a recipe using lavender. I bought culinary "gourmet" lavender from Amazon. Found this recipe on the internet. http://whatscookingamerica.net/Cookie/LavenderMeringueCookie.htm For some reason the meringue mixture is not getting stiff peaks. I have made meringues before with no problem. I have followed the instructions to the letter. I am wondering if one of you professionals can take a look at the recipe and see if you can figure out why it isn't working. I have gone ahead and put spoonfuls on the cookie sheet and they are in the oven, but am not sure how they will turn out because they were not "stiff" I have also never used lavender before, and I tasted a little of the "batter" and it has a "bitter" taste to it, whether it will be different when cooked I have no idea but I hope so.