I know it’s july, but I have Christmas on the brain! This time of year, I start to get my gifts ready. Many of you know me and know that many of my recipes and creations are simple as can be, but take time. These infused honey gifts rely on time to taste the best they can.
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In the last year, I began making so many of the items that I would have normally bought as gifts (or wished to receive.) I loved gifting items like: soaps, beeswax candles, snacks & sweets. This year, it was important to me to make some gifts for my loved ones homemade. It takes a little bit of time and planning to produce a homemade gift, but it feels so, so right to do. I promise a sustainable, nicely made gift will be more fulfilling and memorable for all parties involved. For me, creating something in my kitchen is so much more relaxing than browsing online, worried about what to pick, or much worse… facing the mall. It doesn’t get much more simple than this infused honey recipe, and I will show you how to package it in a beautiful, heartfelt way. Plus, you can infuse these now, put them in a dry cool place, and forget about them! When the holidays arrive you will be well prepared with the most beautiful gift.
Not only is this edible gift waste-free and perfect for your honey-loving friends, I compiled the list of eco-friendly packaging options that I used last year that made this honey gift not only packaged very nicely and affordable, they are recyclable and your loved ones can use over and over again. The jars and honeycomb stick are a great tool in the kitchen. And the wooden box is just the right size for the little jars listed. These are all fantastic to have on hand.
This year, I’ve decided to make two types of honey infusions, you could easily swap ingredients, this recipe is completely adaptable. I went with:
almond rose and lavender vanilla.
There are two ways to infuse honey. One involves heating the honey first. This is a slow infusion because heating honey does impact it’s health benefits. I allow my honey to infuse for at least a month. In this case, I will let them infuse until December or the holidays. It couldn’t be more simple, and the final product is delicious, thoughtful, and waste-free!
- Rose almond honey
- one cup local raw honey
- 1/3 cup dried rose buds/petals
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds
- Lavender vanilla honey
- one cup local raw honey
- 1/3 cup dried lavender
- vanilla bean paste or vanilla bean
- Add your dry ingredients to your jar
- Cover completely with honey
- Seal top
- Let the honey sit and infuse for one month, longer if desired
- Return strained honey to jar and gift or use as desired!
If you make this recipe, tag and let me know!