herb + flower-infused honey

Pretty, isn't it? Whether you've got some leftover herbs to use up, or are looking for a last minute handmade gift, herb-infused honey might just be your new best friend. 

And, trust me, this is not difficult. 

You'll need:

- local honey
- herbs (or flowers) of your choice
- mason jar

Directions:

Simply combine roughly two tablespoons of your choice of herbs, flowers, or spices (cinnamon would be awesome) with about one cup of honey. Stir well, then leave to infuse for a week or longer. When you're ready to use, strain the herbs by first heating the jar in a hot water bath to liquify the honey and ease the process. Enjoy in tea, coffee, or drizzled on yogurt.  

I used the beautiful Blossom Green Tea by Folkways Apothecaries for this infusion, a delightful combination of wild rose petals, hibiscus blossom, calendula blossom and sencha green tea.

I'm looking forward to trying other medicinal honey infusions — suggestions welcome!