Winter is for Eating Honey

Honey Favors are Delightful for Fall and Winter Weddings Too!

I generally associate honey with springtime. And for good reason. Bees start producing their honey in the spring when the flowers begin to bloom. They continue to produce through out the summer and early fall as long as there is pollen, bee will collect it to make honey.

But to you know what bees do in the winter? They eat all the the honey they've stored up…well, they'll eat it if humans don't take it first ;-) The point is, honey favors are lovely in any season. Think about it. What's better than a cup of hot tea with honey on a snowy winter day?

While I'm not typically a fan of etching, I love these etched jars by E. M. Wedding Favors.

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Image from E.M. Wedding Favors

Include a cute little tag with your guest's name on it and a recipe, information about, or instructions for enjoying the honey.

Just in time for the holidays, Ed and Mary of E.M. Wedding Favors have graciously shared a a lovely  recipe for homemade cranberry relish. Not only is it super easy, it's delicious! ~Thanks Ed and Mary!

Orange Cranberry Relish
1 medium orange
12 oz. fresh or frozen whole cranberries
3/4 cup honey

Quarter and slice unpeeled orange and remove seeds. Then coarsely chop the orange and cranberries. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 3 to 4 minutes; cool. Serve over turkey.