Healing Thyme + Ginger Honey with The Great Kosmic Kitchen

 The Great Kosmic Kitchen is a wellness blog that offers everything that I strive to achieve in my home .  Holistic, medicinal, easily adaptable and cute, this blog makes herbal medicine seem accessible.  I first stumbled upon The Great Kosmic Kitchen through Instagram and have been inspired to up my wellness game ever since.  This blog, turned book, turned eating plan and now online class is the perfect answer to anyone seeking a deeper holistic health practice.  The creators, Sarah and Summer are both extremely educated in many modalities of herbal medicine and their bio is likely to inspire you to dig a little deeper into your holistic practice. These modern witches are forging their way into your home and onto your table.  

After gushing over the blog and getting in touch, I asked the ladies to share a recipe that inspired them.  With the change in weather and cooler months on the horizon, they shared an herbal infused honey that I will be adding to my tea all winter long.  

 

S | This simple thyme + ginger honey is easy to make yet versatile in use. It can be used in anything from a cup of hot water with fresh squeezed lemon to a sweetener for herbal holiday cocktails. Try mixing this honey into a salad dressing or swirl a spoonful into pumpkin soup for a little extra savory-sweetness. 

 

Thyme has traditionally been used as a folk medicine across Europe and the Mediterranean to soothe seasonal coughs and sore throats. To help warm up during the cooler seasons, ginger is another herb we turn to. This beloved rhizome has been used for thousands of years to address a variety of everyday discomforts, like mild fevers, motion sickness, and digestive spasm. Adding both of these herbal allies to honey is the perfect way to enjoy their benefits during the holiday season. 

 

M A T E R I A L S

 

8 ounce mason jar

 

 

I N G R E D I E N T S

 

Dried thyme

Jar of honey

Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger

 

 

M E T H O D

 

1. Fill your jar a quarter of the way full with dried thyme. 

2. Roughly chop the thumb of ginger into small pieces and place into the jar. 

3. Pour honey over the herbs, filling just below the lip. Stir the herbs and honey together so they mixed in well. 

4. Allow the herbs to infuse for 1-2 weeks, then strain, and enjoy!

 

We suggest storing this medicated honey in a cool dark place, and be sure to label it with the date and ingredients. Use in 2-3 months time.

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