infusions of honey

honey is of course a miraculous substance for many reasons. one of my favorites is its ability to draw essential oils and scents out of other plants when they are infused/steeped in the honey. shown above (right to left) is honey infused with mint (peppermint, pineapple mint, ginger mint and apple mint), rose infused honey just packed and lastly rose infused honey after a week.

as the honey draws all the flavor out of the herbs it, in essence, dehydrates the petals and leaves.

for any of these recipes use a light flavored honey (i am using poplar for these), fill the jar with fragrant rose petals, mint, rosemary, lemon verbena, etc... and let it sit for a week, turning the jar over now and then to make sure everything is getting mixed, then use a sieve to strain the honey into new jars and enjoy.

as the herbs start to dehydrate i'll add in more honey until the jar is full.

rosemary honey is great on lamb. rose honey i use on anything and everything, and the mint honey i use in a vinaigrette with other fresh herbs. i'll be bottling some of this to sell down at Wildcard in Lawrenceville in the coming weeks so look for it there


Harper Beresford said...


april said...

I've been looking for a good rosemary honey for years and nothing seems to measure up to my imagination...but you're making me believe it's still possible :)