Ah, honey—this sweet golden nectar has been considered a stimulant as far back as 500 BC when many today believe Greek philosopher and father of modern medicine Hippocrates prescribed it to increase sexual vigor. In Biblical times, Palestine was the “land of milk and honey,” denoting its abundance of blessings and fertility. Honey is believed
“My honey has crystallized! What do I do?” The simple answer is that heat will melt crystallized honey. But if you want to preserve the best qualities of that raw honey, you must melt it slowly in a glass jar using low, indirect, constant heat for as long as the honey takes to decrystallize. We
If you’re wondering about honey crystallization then start here. Honey is a supersaturated sugar solution made up of water and a mix of sugars—mostly glucose and fructose. Over time, the sugar begins to “precipitate out” of the solution, which means the water separates from the glucose, causing the sugar to take crystal form. When honey
Chef Carrie Schloss of The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook, used to eat a lot of groundnut stew while traveling in West Africa. This lentil and sweet potato stew reminds her of those times, despite the lack of groundnuts (peanuts). It’s a hearty, protein-loaded vegetarian dish with a mellow curry flavor. Eat this stew on its own, with
A typical granola bar is loaded with sugar, but it is easy to make your own (healthier) bars, especially if you don’t have to bake them. A combination of oats, crispy brown rice cereal, and almonds provides these bards with a soft, yet crunchy, texture. Add some chocolate chips and cocoa honey to mix, and you have a sweet, satisfying, wholesome treat in no time.