Tip of the Week

From Irene Wolansky, Mountain Rose Herbs

herbal-infused honey

Herbal-infused HoneyIris flourish


1 Mason jar


herbs (of your choice)


    Honey infused with herbs is pure decadence! Not only is it a simple and delicious way to enjoy the medicinal goodness of herbs, but honey has anti-bacterial and soothing properties on its own.

    To make your own herbal-infused honey, fill a clean Mason jar halfway with fresh herbs or a quarter full with dried herbs. (Lavender, rose petals, lemon balm, chamomile, basil, ginger, sage, peppermint, cinnamon, vanilla, star anise, and thyme are just a few of the many options.)

    Top with honey (preferably raw honey from a local beekeeper), stir, and cap with a tight-fitting lid. Place in a sunny windowsill and turn the jar over once per day. Add more honey if the herbs swell and rise above the honey. Allow to infuse for a week or longer, then strain out the herbs once the desired flavor has been achieved. Enjoy drizzled over desserts, fresh fruit, ice cream, oatmeal, on toast with butter, in salad dressings, marinades, sauces, or as a sweetener for tea and lemonade. Yum! Find more recipes and ingredients on our website, www.mountainroseherbs.com.

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