Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother’s Day Lavender Honey & Tea



This gift idea came about because I wanted some lavender honey to drizzle over warm brie on baguette slices. Then I thought the honey would make pretty little gifts. But the gifts were so small, they needed something else. Tea! So this year’s Mother’s Day gifts are little jars of lavender honey, Ball Iced Tea Jars, and a box of iced tea bags.

I used a hot glue gun to fasten on the flowers. The other embellishments were done simply with ribbon and some extra fabric. This is your chance to get creative.

Another idea for lavender honey would be a gift basket of scones, honey, and tea. Or perhaps one with brie, a fresh baguette or good crackers, and lavender honey would also be nice.

Lavender Honey
Honey, local preferably
Culinary Lavender
Silk or cotton tea bags
Small jars

Fill tea bags with 1 teaspoon of culinary lavender; seal the tea bag, folding the cotton ones in on themselves twice. Place the bags in jars and cover with honey. The bags will float, just shove them down and place the lid on top.

Decorate with dried or plastic flowers, ribbons, fabric, stickers, etcetera.

Notes: I purchased the culinary lavender from Amazon, and the tea jars from my local kitchen store.

Recipe by Laura Flowers


20 comments:

Mary said...

This is a great and I might add very thoughtful gift for Mother's Day.

Esi said...

My mom absolutely loves tea. I wish I had this recipe a week ago before I bought her gift, but thanks for sharing the idea.

Martha said...

What a great idea -- I've bought lavender honey but have never made it and I have tons of lavender in the garden (or soon will have) -- I truly can taste the honey on an afternoon scone! Served with a cup of earl grey tea!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Lavender is one of those things thqt you either love or hate. I love it! Great pictures!

Ginger said...

Laura WOW!! I purchased Lavender and have been trying to find something to do with it!! I have been canning lately and trying to figure out how to decorate my jars!! Your post has been a wealth of information for me!! You are the best. Remember, I am not commenting on your photos anymore BUT I can't help myself. Wonderful and amazing photos!!

Pink Little Cake said...

What a great idea Laura! It is so cute, I am sure I would like to get a present like that for mothers day!

The Cooking Photographer said...

I'm glad this post helped! Thank-you everyone for the comments.

Candace said...

this is just gorgeous!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Just perfect - very professional looking!

~RED~ said...

your photos keep getting better Laura! Bravo!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you Kim.

Charlotte said...

That looks wonderful

sherri said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful, and I'm sure a tasty gift.

Ellie said...

I love this idea - local honey is the best, isn't it???

Chef E said...

I saw your blog name on Ginger and had to come over, as I am learning to take better photos of my food! And look what I find...I love lavender, and what a great idea for Mother's Day, could you talk to my son please :)

finsmom said...

How gorgeous! What a great idea!
You always have sunch clever ideas :)

Anonymous said...

Came across your blog through one of my many RSS feeds, and... WOW. Great recipes and super photography! This is quality work, on both sides of the camera.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you for that comment. Those ideals are exactly what I strive for.

I hope you come back for the Mother's Day post tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful idea! I'm definitely going to try it out for my mom :) I have a question - how long do you need to let the lavender soak before the honey is flavored with it? I want to try some myself... :)

-Heather

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi there!

About three weeks should be plenty of time to get nicely infused honey.

You just reminded me it's time to make another jar!

Laura

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