February 2018 Recipe of the Month


            Hoppy Lemon-Honey Simple Syrup

February’s recipe features the Herb of the Year, Hops. From Elly H., a new and unique way to enjoy this herb.
Try this for a bittersweet zesty cocktail, ape’ritif, or with mineral water.
For extra zing, add a pinch of freshly grated ginger.

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup honey

2 Tbsp dried hops

1 tsp fresh lemon zest

Combine water and honey over low heat until well mixed.  Add hops

and lemon zest.  Remove from heat, stir, cover, and steeep 30 minutes.

Test; if you prefer a stronger flavor, steep longer.

Taken from hops for health article from Sheilagh Cruickshank,

Herb Quarterly Spring 2018

Hops, International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year