12 Days of Holiday Gifts: Flavored Honey

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 8, 2011
infused honey
Give them something sweet this year.

Looking to treat the sweet tooth on your gift list to something a bit unique this holiday season? Homemade flavored honeys are a perfect fit.

  • Start with a mild but tasty honey like wildflower.  I think using a local variety makes the gift all the more special.
  • Add your own special twist:
    • You can add mild herbs like lavender and chamomile, or stronger flavors like rosemary or mint directly to the jar and let them steep. For a more intense flavor, warm the herbs and the honey just slightly in a saucepan then re-jar once cooled.
    • The same process works for spices and zest. Warm some honey with lemon or orange zest to add some brightness or spices like dried hot peppers or cardamom for a more savory twist.
    • Label the jars and adorn with a festive bow.

What would you add to your honey to make it unique?

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Comments (3)

  1. Arce says:

    excellent idea Thanks!!!!!!!!

  2. claudin says:

    Like reading your column. Thx for sharing very healthy tips and more power.

  3. claudin says:

    Thx to this i will try to do this. Im glued to your column

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