5 Common Myths About Honey
Honey is known to have numerous health benefits and is one of the most talked-about natural substances. As such, many misconceptions surrounding it have sprung up and we are here to clear some up.
What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter
As the temperatures falls and there is little or no food available in the foraging area, people often wonder, how do honey bees survive? Unlike other insects, bees do not hibernate in the cold months; they are active all winter long. As the weather gets colder, the bees will start preparing for winter.
Halloween Witch Fingers
Witches’ finger cookies are the perfect, easy and spooky, treats for Halloween!
They are made from a delicious buttery dough which is moulded into a knobbly finger shape, with strawberry jam as ‘blood’.
Pumpkin Spice White Russian
The Halloween drink of The Dude! This delicious cocktail brings the pumpkin flavour to a classic White Russian with the addition of pumpkin spice creamer.
Raw Honey and Pistachio Cakes
These easy honey and pistachio cakes are delicious for breakfast, for afternoon tea, as an on-the-go snack or as a post-dinner sweet.
The importance of honey bees
Bees are the key to the survival of humanity. Of the pollinating insects, bees play the biggest role in crop pollination, without which fruits, certain vegetables and fodder crops grown for humans and animals would not be produced, thus endangering the food supply. We owe a significant portion of our food to bees, as 90% of our food plants and wild plants are grown and reproduced by pollinating bees.
Raw Honey Date Squares
I stumbled on this recipe of Honey Dates Square, a historic recipe from the 1940’s, the era when sugar was scarce and use of honey and maple syrup was the only thing used in bakes.
This recipe is oil free and butter free. A perfect tea time cake which can be made in 30 minutes
In Spring honeybees are starting to emerge, gathering nectar and pollen to take back to the hive to feed their brood. April is the perfect time to spring your gardens back into life, with the winning combination of sunshine and showers.
Bees love flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen. However, they also want flowers where they can easily reach the pollen and nectar, in other words ‘wide mouthed’ flowers like sunflower and foxglove.
Why does raw honey crystallise? Is it gone bad?
Raw honey is pure natural honey that hasn't been processed or heat treated. Crystallisation is a natural process and it doesn't change the quality of the honey and it is perfectly fine to eat. By simple chemistry, honey is an overly saturated liquid of natural sugars produced by the honey bee from the sweet nectar of flowers.
Is Honey Better Than Sugar?
Consuming too much refined sugar won’t do your waistline any favours. What’s worse, an overly sweet diet can contribute to a whole host of health issues including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain type of cancer and poor brain functioning. Natural sugars, like honey, are often said to be more nutritious and less hazardous to your health, but are they really?
Valentine's Day linzer with Honey
Mix the ingredients, minus the strawberry jam, and knead a soft dough. Roll it into to 2-3 mm thick sheet on a floured work surface...
Honey and cheese is a match made in heaven.
To explore this divine duo, let’s start with a bit of history. “The story of cheese and honey began somewhere around A.D. 14-37 with a Roman gourmand named Marcus Gavius Apicius. Throughout the ages, the name Apicius has been associated with luxury and gluttony.
Gingerbread is an essential part of the Christmas table and makes a great decoration for the Christmas tree. Below is our favourite Gingerbread recipe we prepare during the holidays. It takes approximately 1 hour to make and almost no time to disappear, especially with kids in the house.
Traditional Hungarian Bejgli with Walnut Filling
The traditional Hungarian Christmas cake, ‘bejgli’ has many legends surrounding its origin. What we certainly know, since the second half of the 19th century there has been no Christmas without this pastry...
When I was a child, my Grandma baked coconut cubes every Christmas. I continued this tradition, and cannot wait to share this heavenly recipe with you all. Some people make it from sponge cake, but my family loves it with honey cake, so I always make it that way.
Home-made apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, just like raw honey, has many natural health benefits: it helps improve digestion, supports the immune system, improves the condition of hair, skin and nails, as well as helping lower blood sugar levels.
Raw Honey and soy Glazed Salmon
Salmon is healthy and versatile, and easy to cook. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease risk factors for diseases. It is also a great source of protein, potassium, and selenium, a mineral that protects bone health, improves thyroid function, and reduces the risk of cancer. This oven baked recipe takes...
Honey Garlic Shrimp
A delicious, quick and healthy honey garlic shrimp recipe to wow your dinner guests. You are going to love the sticky sauce on this shrimp and this will be a meal that you want to make again and again! I used jumbo peeled shrimp with tail on for these, but you can use whatever kind of shrimp you like or can easily get your hands on.
7 Ways to Eat Raw Honey
There are thousands of distinct varieties of honey in the world, each with its unique flavour, aroma, and colour. Generally, the darker the honey is the more bold and distinctive flavour. Light honey, such as acacia, is ideal for sweetening cereal or tea, while dark honey, such as buckwheat, works better on oatmeal or on bread.
8 Best DIY Raw Honey Face Masks
Mixed with natural ingredients, raw honey makes for an effective and inexpensive beauty treatment. Applying honey regularly on your skin can give you results beyond your imagination and can go a long way in giving you healthy, younger-looking and glowing skin. Whatever your skin type is, there’s a...
The Bees Knees
Raw honey is not only great as a sweetener in baking and cooking. This delicious nectar is also renowned among bartenders around the world. In many cocktails, honey’s thickness and depth of flavour can stand up against other ingredients, whereas simple syrup or agave nectar often recede into the background.
Blood Orange Drizzle Cake with Honey
Raw honey is a versatile sweetener, a great alternative to cane sugar when it comes to baking. Honey is considered a “better” sugar as it contains trace amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes while sugar contains “empty calories” with no additional nutritional value. As honey is sweeter than sugar and it is liquid, you’ll need to use less honey in recipes.
Honey Oat Biscuits
Adding oats to your diet is a healthy way to get more fibre, magnesium, iron, zinc, folate, protein, and more. Also, just like raw honey, oats are an excellent source of antioxidants. For this recipe...
Is Honey Vegan?
Honey is a widely debated topic among vegans and non-vegans. Vegans avoid honey and bee products because it is made by an animal. But what if the honey is ethically produced? Maintaining the bee population is critical to maintaining active pollination. Ethical beekeeping contributes to the environment by helping to balance the food chain.
The Benefits of Honey
Find out more about the benefits of raw honey and their use.
Raw honey is known to be one of the best home remedies for dry cough as well as wet cough. Research has also shown that consuming a tablespoon of honey can reduce irritation in the throat. It can also act as a natural sleeping aid...