TIP OF THE DAY: Creamed Honey For Toast & Much More

WHAT IS CREAMED HONEY? Creamed honey is crystallized honey, that can be spread like jam. It is also called cream honey and honey creme. Almost all honey crystallizes over time; the time frame depends on the particular type of nectar from which the bees gathered the pollen (photo #7). The higher amount of sugar a…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Stevia & Monk Fruit Sweetener From Whole Earth

If you use noncaloric sweeteners, we have a new one for you to try. It’s a blend of stevia and monkfruit from Whole Earth Sweetener Co. Our previous sweetener of choice had been Splenda, or sucralose (not to be confused with sucrose, table sugar). Sucralose is an artificial sweetener and sugar substitute. For people who…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Save Your Honey Bears

[1] Nugget, the honey bear gets a new job: as a drink holder, served in a rocks glass with a garnish of leaves (substitute something edible, like pineapple or cucumber spears). Concept from Sunday In Brooklyn, photo by Eric Medsker.   The honey bear bottle: so adorable that many people choose their honey just because…
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GIFT PICK: Bumbleberry Farms Creamed Honeys

Bumbleberry Farms’ founder transformed a love for bees into delicious creamed honeys (she calls them honey creams). Not plain creamed honey: flavored creamed honeys, in glorious, fun flavors. The business started making 18 jars of honey cream spread at a time, and selling them at farmers markets at the foothills of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountains. While…
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RECIPE: Maple Pound Cake

[1] Making this pound cake in a bundt pan provides eye appeal (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Always buy pure maple syrup. The “pancake syrup” sold in grocery stores is corn syrup with artificial maple flavoring. Here’s an explanation of the differences (photo Miguel Andrade | Wikipedia).   While maple-flavored foods can be served…
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