Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lemon Honey Pot

Lemons are one of those fruits that I thoroughly enjoy year round.  I simply have to have them in my home at all times; there are no exceptions to this rule.  During the winter months when I visit mom and dad in California, I always make it a point to bring back dozens upon dozens of fresh lemons from their trees.  It's such a treat for me to be able to do this, because I know exactly where they come from.  This good thing is something I saw Martha Stewart make many years ago and it has stuck with me ever since.  It's great for company, but it's also soothing for those that are a bit under the weather.

 

Use whatever lemons you have (these are meyer), but choose one or two that are nicely shaped.

 
Start by cutting off the bottom tip so that your lemon sits level.  Don't cut too much away.

 
Next, trim the stem end (top) about a quarter of the way down.  You want to expose the flesh.

 
I'm using a raw, raspberry honey from Maine.  This is very delicious and I urge you to try raw honey if you've never had the pleasure.

 
Now you can begin to scoop out the flesh with a melon baller.  You want to leave about 1/4 of it at the bottom in order to prevent leakage.  Don't forget to squeeze that pulp & use it for something else.  I suggest making my Hot Lemon Drop.

 
Fill the hollowed out lemon with honey & cover it with your reserved top.  Steep your tea and set out your table.

 
No one will guess this is a honey pot. 


 
Don't forget to supply a honey wand. 


The next time you have company over and you want to give them tea, buy yourself a lemon or two.  Make one of these instead of reaching for that ubiquitous plastic honey bear.  If you can buy local honey, even better.  I'm almost certain your guests will appreciate the gesture and will more than likely "steal" this idea.  Enjoy! 

6 comments:

  1. I totally am serious. Squeeze the lemon after you're done and add it to your last cup of tea! Yummy.

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  2. That is a beautiful idea! :D

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  3. Not only is it beautiful, it's so easy!

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