One of my personal favorites – and definitely one of the world’s most underrated – natural ingredients is honey. Using honey has become a part of my daily routine – whether in tea, a sweetener in oatmeal, an added bonus in baking, or even as an immune system booster. Because we use it so often, we decided to help you make it a consistent part of your lives as well by adding it to May’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box. We combined some home-grown Lavender with some organic (when it comes to honey, ALWAYS go organic) clover honey to make a versatile, delicious ingredient to send out in this month’s edition.
Our main ingredient, organic clover honey, is super easy to find. We recommend ALWAYS going organic with honey for a variety of reasons. Namely, honey is such a natural superfood, we would hate to see all the benefits lost through a ton of processing. Also, even though it’s a naturally delicious sweet treat, avoid offering honey to anyone under the age of 1. Babies’ immature digestive systems may not be able to handle the toxin clostridium botulinum, sometimes found in honey, and we wouldn’t want your cutie to suffer from botulism. Despite the (incredibly rare) chance of that being an issue, honey’s antioxidant content, ability to nix that nasty sore throat and cough, and naturally sweeten your teas and baked goods are all more than enough reason to start inserting more into your daily lives.
Since you know we like to make a good thing even better, we decided to infuse some of our home-grown lavender into our organic clover honey. Last year, we grew about 25 lavender plants, and this year we will likely do the same, so we definitely have plenty of lavender buds to toy with. The candy-sweet buds make it a flavorful mix with the honey, and you likely already know all of the amazing benefits lavender has to offer. From its sweet scent, to its calming, relaxing effects, to its versatile uses in cooking, skincare, and fragrance, lavender is one member of the mint family we encourage you to divulge in a bit more.
We hope that you’ll love Mayernik Kitchen lavender infused honey as much as we do. From cooking and baking, to teas and beverages, to its medicinal benefits, this will be an awesome addition to your pantry. Let us know how you like it!