Making the Ordinary Extraordinary with Honey

Here in our little corner of the world, summer has suddenly been replaced by fall. There is a chill in the air and the blessed rain is falling again. Gone are dreams of grilled hot dogs and watermelon, and in their place are dreams of something a little different. But different doesn’t have to be difficult. The simple addition of a drizzle of honey can make the ordinary become extraordinary.

 

Wildflower, orange, or clover honey is nice and full flavored, but if you want to mix things up, try meadowfoam honey for a marshmallow-like flavor. Or go crazy with the distinctive taste of buckwheat, maple, or lavender honey. If you wanna see an extensive list of honey and how their flavors compare, check out the link at the end of the post.

 

Here are our four favorite foods to top with honey:

 

Oatmeal with Honey

Steel-cut, old fashioned, or quick oats, whichever you prefer. Cook with milk or water, as per the instructions, to the desired consistency, then top with milk and honey. Add fresh or dried fruit, nuts, or cinnamon if you like, for a truly gourmet experience. Our favorite is bananas and walnuts and honey.

Don’t like oatmeal? Honey tastes great on the other cooked cereal as well.

 

Warm bread with butter and honey

Who doesn’t like warm bread? It is soooo good and satisfying! But have you ever tried freshly baked bread (from your kitchen, or the stores) with butter and honey. If you haven’t, give it a try for breakfast, an accompaniment to dinner, or even as a snack or treat.

Vanilla Ice Cream with Honey

The creamy, cold, goodness that is vanilla ice cream is especially good when topped with honey. If you haven’t indulged yet, you should give it a try.

Tea with Honey

Herbal, or leaf tea. Black, green, or white. It doesn’t matter. Try a spoon of honey in place of your usual sugar, and you’re in for a treat. The bonus is that honey in tea is soothing for your throat, making this not only great tasting, but useful during cold and flu season.

Remember, each honey brings a different taste to the party. That means that you can change the experience by changing the honey. Look here extensive list of honey Flavors.

 

Do you have a favorite food that is made even better by drizzling honey on it? We’d love to hear what it is.

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