Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Meyer Lemon and Ginger Honey



TUMMIES LOVE GINGER AND LEMON. Honey makes hearts happy. The healing powers of these three foods have been known for centuries and are too numerous to name. The taste of each element of this mixture is lovely; combined: beautiful.

Feeling under the weather? Try a warm cup of tea with a spoonful or two of this infused honey. Stomach upset, mix with cold sparkling water. Cough? Try a spoonful straight from the jar. Some will tell you to combine an ounce with a shot of spirits. Drink hot, dress warmly, and go to bed.

Aside from the healing qualities, this flavored honey is a culinary powerhouse. Try some mixed with soy sauce and olive oil for a delicious salad dressing. Invigorating when added to a blueberry smoothie.  My husband suggested I use the lemons and ginger to roast a chicken, once the honey is gone.

What ideas can you think of for this lovely mixture?

Meyer Lemon and Ginger Honey
1 clean, pint jar with tight-fitting lid
3 Meyer lemons (or regular lemons)
2 - 3 inch piece of ginger, scrubbed very well to remove any sand or grit
Honey (preferably your local honey)

Slice lemons and ginger, thinly and pack into jar. Pour over honey and let sit for 48 hours before using.

For best results, store in refrigerator.



4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I would have never thought of this, thank you! Sometimes I just need to drink something to ease into a meal, this will help.

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  2. Melynda, it tastes great too. Thank you for your comment.

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  3. What a fabulous recipe! I feel like it could be used on so many things.

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  4. I think you are right, Amanda. I keep of thinking of more ways to use this flavored honey. Thank you for your comment.

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