12 Days of Holiday Gifts: Flavored Honey

by in 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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