30 red clover blossoms
30 white clover blossoms
20+ Fireweed Blossoms (see note)
10 cups sugar
1 tsp. alum
2 1/2 c. water
Bring the water to a boil and add the flowers. Boil for 10 minutes with the lid on. Let steep, like tea, an hour. Bring back to the boil and add the alum and sugar. Stir constantly until a rolling boil is reached. Then boil for 10 minutes. Strain into jars, seal, and process in a B/W bath for 10 minutes.
Notes: I don't do the B/W bath anymore. Just turn the jars upside down for 5 minutes, then right side up. Listen for the pings. They will seal.
This honey will never spoil, sugar, or hurt you.
This year, after 30 years of making it, and 49 years of eating it, I found a little secret. The red clover is for color. I couldn't find any fresh when the white clover was happening this year. So, I used all white clover with the Fireweed and added a drop of red color. Voila. Good to go.
You may not have Fireweed where you are at. Use roses, any edible flower you feel like, I made some with Wild Columbine this year when it was dripping honey-dew. It was killer and sold fast.
This recipe makes damn near a half gallon. Have jars boiled and ready. Any questions?