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Healing Properties of Honey

Injuring yourself by a cut or a burn can be painful. One of the things we sometimes seek after an injury is to be soothed to help soften the pain. Sure spreading some anti-biotic ointment and slapping a bandage on the wound might be a practical solution, but here’s a scientifically proven trick to make […]

Honey – FAQs

What is honey? Honey is a sweet, aromatic and thick liquid produced by honey bees from flower nectar, honey-dew from the leaves of softwood and hardwood trees, sweet matter secreted by small insects as well as sweet juice from the fruits of certain plants. This honey is stored by bees in honey-combs. The color of […]

Apricot Kernel Honey Soap – Natural Acne Fighter

If you are new to cold process soapmaking, you may like to purchase a book and read about the serious safety issues associated with lye. A good book to start with is Susan Miller Cavitch’s “The SoapMakers Companion.” When handling lye, please use gloves and goggles and do not breathe in the fumes. Ingredients: 5.5 […]

Honey Cooking Tips

Storing Honey Honey should also be stored out of direct sunlight and close to room temperature. Avoid storing honey in the refrigerator, because honey absorbs and retains moisture. It will also crystallize in the refrigerator. Liquefying Crystallized Honey Honey sometimes turns granulated, but it’s not spoiled if it does. You can use it granulated or […]

Honey Cardamom Mousse with Mango Gelée and Pistachio Apricot Kernel Toasts

For the mango gelée: 1 cup fresh mango puree 2 tbsp fine granulated sugar 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 gelatin leaves For the honey mousse: 1 cup whipping cream 4 cardamom pods, bruised Zest of ½ orange, removed in wide strip, using a vegetable peeler Zest of ½ lemon, removed in wide strip, using […]

Mead or Celtic Wine

Mead, also known as Celtic Wine, is made from pure nectar honey or honey dew. This spiced, honey-based wine was first discussed in Hindu writings around 1700 BC and in the writings of ancient Greece (around 700 BC). However, it was the Celtic and Northern European nations that embraced the beverage. Mead makes an appearance […]

Bee Products – FAQs

What is honey? Honey is a sweet, aromatic and thick liquid produced by honey bees from flower nectar, honey-dew from the leaves of softwood and hardwood trees, sweet matter secreted by small insects as well as sweet juice from the fruits of certain plants. This honey is stored by bees in honey-combs. The color of […]