Magazine article Sunset

Elderflower-Infused Honey

Magazine article Sunset

Elderflower-Infused Honey

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One of the easiest ways to preserve fresh elderflowers is by adding them to honey. The combination is an effective remedy for sore throats, early-season colds, and allergies. Add elderflower honey to tea or simply enjoy it by the healing spoonful. We mix it with fresh lemon juice and carbonated water for a refreshing lemonade.

Choose the size of the jar to determine how much of the flowers and honey you'll need. You need only enough flowers to fill the jar loosely, followed by the honey. Don't toss out extra flowers! Dry them and use them for tea.

MAKES 8 OZ.

V» cup (or more) freshly picked elderflower heads

8 oz. fresh, local honey, or more as needed

1. Rinse the flowers with water. Remove and de-stem the blooms from the branches and set aside. You should have a pile of lovely small, white flowers, free of bark, stems, and immature fruit. …

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