Friday, August 28, 2009

Herb Day-Good Friends-Honey and Herbal Tea~can it get any better~

Using Honey in Place of Sugar is a Healthier Alternative.
While calorie counts are pretty much the same, honey is a natural substance and your body uses it in a different way.
Sugar is a chemical and adds nothing but empty calories to your system and has long term side effects in many ways.
Cooking with honey is fun and beneficial...give it a try.
3/4 cup of honey for one cup of sugar, up to one cup
Reduce all other liquids in the recipe by 1/4 cup per cup of honey
Lower baking temperature by 25 degrees to prevent over browning
Honey French Toast
2 eggs,slightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 slices fresh bread
( lemon honey butter )
1 cup honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice ( fresh squeezed)
2 Tbs fresh butter
Combine eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup honey and salt.
Dip bread in mixture and fry in butter until golden brown.

Combine 1 cup honey, lemon juice, and 2 Tbs butter, heat and serve over toast.
In Celebration of Herb Day~
Spicy Hot Tea
8 cups of water
1-1/4 sticks cinnamon
1-1/4 tsp whole cloves
3 TBS Orange Mint leaves ( or your favorite )
1/2 to 3/4 cup honey2-1/2 tbs lemon juice
1 cup orange juice
Bring water, cinnamon and cloves to a boil.
Remove from heat, add herbal leaves, stirring slightly.
Cover and steep 5 minutes.
Strain, and add honey.
Bring juices to a boil and stir into hot tea.
Serve at once-makes about 6 cups.
My Herb Day was filled with a delightful visit from a mentor and talented teacher of all things herbal.
Be blessed~

Bea Kunz
Sage Hill Farms has a wide selection of ready made herbal tea blends and herbal tisanes for you sipping pleasure.

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