I like to use honey in almost every aspect of my diet. However, honey simply poured into a cold beverage has a tough time mixing in. Here’s a really easy and unendingly creative simple syrup that you can use in iced tea, plain water, lemonade, seltzer, etc.
1 c. water
1 c. honey
Pour honey and water into a saucepan and heat on low.
Stir until honey and water blend.
Store in fridge.
I sometimes run outside and snip some of the following items from by garden to add to the mix: fresh rosemary, fresh basil, fresh lemon balm, a slice of ginger (not from my garden), borage…
Here’s a tasty and healthy (and fast) side dish. My Grandma W never made a recipe the way it was written..she would substitute chicken for veal, white wine for marsala…you get the drift. So, since this recipe is nothing like the original one, I’m calling this: Grandma W’s Honeyed Kale
1 bag cleaned kale
½ bag shredded carrots
3T walnut oil (or olive oil)
2 T. cider vinegar
3 T. honey
1 T mustard (dijon or spicy)
Put the kale in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.
Place in microwave for about 30 seconds (or until slightly softened).
Toss with carrots.
Mix together the oil, vinegar, honey and mustard.
Pour over kale.
Toss to mix.
You could also add raisins or dried cranberries for some extra flavor and texture.