Pulmonaria Honey Update!

About four weeks ago I showed you my Pulmonaria honey here.

This is what it looked like then.

This is what it looks like now.

Last week we did the taste test after waiting an agonizing four weeks!

I bought some fresh Bauernbrot (Farmers’ bread) from our baker’s, and spread each slice with a little butter and then dribbled some honey over – complete with the flowers…

The verdict: delicious! But we have to be honest and admit that we couldn’t really taste the flowers. The honey was definitely aromatic and tasty, but no particular note could be detected! However, the pleasure of eating such pretty honey made it worthwhile, and I will certainly do this again next year. And perhaps again this year too with some herb flowers from the garden… Basil? Mint? Lavender?

What herbs do you think would taste nice?

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27 thoughts on “Pulmonaria Honey Update!

    • You’re right Steve. I think the best flowers for taste are nasturtium, chive, or coriander – a real delicacy! I will experiment further this summer with several I haven’t tried yet, including Monarda fistulosa… :-)

  1. Yum! I wonder if violets would be strong enough to impart flavour? Rosemary might be good.
    And what a beautiful blue sky behind your honey – hope it stays like that for my trip!

    • The recipe included violets, but mine had all gone over by then. Rosemary is a good idea. :D
      Yes, hope the summer comes back in time… the next week is going to be cool they say.

  2. The honey does look good! What about roses for your next try? I´ve also seen different kinds of mints (chocolate mint for example and loads of others).

  3. Wonderful idea! So summery and special. I must have missed your previous post on creating this four weeks ago — will have to check it out.

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