We all have different ways to enjoy herbs. You make use them in your cooking, you may make a cup of herbal tea every night, or you use a tincture. One of my favorite ways has incorporated two things I love- Honeybees and Planting Herbs. 

To make a herbal honey you must use fresh plants.  The fresh leaves and the flowers work the best .  I love growing all plants from the Mint Family- These include, Mint, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Motherwort and Bugleweed. 

Chop them with a knife immediately before using. Get a large casserole bowl and pour your Local honey over the fresh plants.  I have estimated that 2-3 cups of fresh herb requires about 6-8 cups of honey.  I allow this to steep overnight covered. I then place over a warm flame  and warm till the honey is clear and runny

Strain into jars. I prefer small mason jars with tight fitting caps. I do this as the end of summer approaches. These become Christmas gifts for friends and family. 

Always store at room temperature. Go to your local Farmer's Market and support your local beekeeper to buy his honey . Also buy fresh herbs while you are there if you are not inclined to grow your own. 

Until tomorrow...