Sweet Chamomile Popsicles

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Last week on a very hot and humid day I whipped up one my favourite & very simple recipes – Sweet Chamomile Popsicles. The honey gives a lovely earthy sweetness to them and the chamomile is cooling and calming for the hot and bothered moments that seem to come some late summer afternoons. This is the first year I have grown chamomile and I am head over heels in love with these tiny flowers. We’ve been harvesting them daily for a few weeks now and I think I almost have enough chamomile tea to last the whole winter!

Sweet Chamomile Popsicles

Ingredients

  • Big handful of Fresh or Dried Chamomile Flowers
  • 2 cups boiled water
  • Raw honey*, to taste

Let’s Begin

  1. Steep a handful of flowers in 2 cups of boiled water until the water has cooled to room temperature.
  2. Strain the flowers to remove, heat the tea again and add honey to taste until dissolved.
  3. Pour sweet tea into popsicle moulds and place in the freezer.
  4. If you want to add some decorative flowers into the actual popsicles, do this when the tea is completely cool so the flowers don’t cook and wilt.

*health Canada (and many other national health departments) strongly advises that parents and caregivers do not give honey to babies under the age of 1 year old.

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

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