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5 Common Myths About Honey

5 Common Myths About Honey

March 10 2022

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.

The Benefits of Raw Chestnut Honey

The Benefits of Raw Chestnut Honey

February 24 2022
Chestnut honey is a monofloral honey made primarily from the nectar of the chestnut tree flower. It is a stronger honey, with a particular flavour and a certain bitterness to it. It distinguishes itself by a darker pigment that renders it even more appealing. Rich in pollen, mineral salts and tannin, with a high proportion of fructose that resists crystallisation.
Natural, Organic Beauty -  The Power of Propolis

Natural, Organic Beauty - The Power of Propolis

February 10 2022
You’re probably familiar with raw honey and pollen but you might not have heard as much about another bee-derived ingredient that’s known to have incredible health properties. I’m talking about bee propolis, or so-called “bee glue.”
What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter

What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter

November 9 2021

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

Halloween Witch Fingers

October 30 2021

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’.

 Ingredients...

Raw Honey and Pistachio Cakes

Raw Honey and Pistachio Cakes

August 11 2021

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.

10 interesting facts about honey bees you might not know

10 interesting facts about honey bees you might not know

June 28 2021
Bees are some of the most important creatures we share this planet with. In fact, these buzzing beauties are responsible for almost one out of every three bites of food we eat. With that in mind, it’s important to teach future generations the importance of protecting our friends, the bees.
The importance of honey bees

The importance of honey bees

May 11 2021

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

Raw Honey Date Squares

May 4 2021

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

Bee-freindly flowers to plant in Spring

Bee-freindly flowers to plant in Spring

April 10 2021

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.

The Benefits of Beeswax

The Benefits of Beeswax

April 8 2021
Bees are marvellous little creatures. Not only do they collect nectar to make honey, they also produce a natural wax, called beeswax. This beneficial beeswax is used by bees to build honeycomb cells, by other animals, and humans as a food source, and in households and businesses around the world.
What to do with the set or crystallised honey?

What to do with the set or crystallised honey?

March 16 2021

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?

Is Honey Better Than Sugar?

February 13 2021

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

Valentine's Day linzer with Honey

February 13 2021

Valentine's Day linzer with Honey 

Preparation:

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...

Easy and Quick Raw Honey Nut Nougat

Easy and Quick Raw Honey Nut Nougat

January 19 2021

Easy and Quick Honey Nut Nougat



Nougat is a classic confection made from honey, egg whites and almonds. Many countries claim parentage to this traditional delight. Variations are found in Italy, France, Spain and the Middle East, but its actual origins are obscure. 

Delicious Raw Honey Baklava

Delicious Raw Honey Baklava

January 12 2021
This heavenly baklava recipe with Sunflower honey is super easy to prepare and makes a perfect gift for any occasion to friends and family...
Honey and Cheese Pairing

Honey and Cheese Pairing

January 5 2021

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.

Traditional Hungarian Bejgli with Walnut Filling

Traditional Hungarian Bejgli with Walnut Filling

December 25 2020

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...

Coconut Cubes

Coconut Cubes

December 18 2020

Coconut Cubes

 

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.

Raw Honey and Soy Glazed Salmon

Raw Honey and Soy Glazed Salmon

December 12 2020

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...

7 Ways to Eat Raw Honey

7 Ways to Eat Raw Honey

November 19 2020

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

8 Best DIY Raw Honey Face Masks

November 10 2020

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

The Bees Knees

October 29 2020

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

Blood Orange Drizzle Cake with Honey

October 26 2020

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.

Is Honey Vegan?

Is Honey Vegan?

October 16 2020

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.

Stay healthy with ancient remedy - Propolis!

Stay healthy with ancient remedy - Propolis!

February 10 2019
In winter, viruses and bacteria abound like snowflakes. Work and school environments test our im...