TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Maple Syrup

We love real maple syrup—the kind that comes from maple trees. Most of the syrup purchased in supermarkets is called “breakfast syrup,” by law. It contains no real maple syrup—just artificial maple flavoring mixed with corn syrup (or worse, HFCS) and caramel coloring. Be sure the bottle says “100% real maple syrup.” Maple syrup has…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creme Honey

Like honey but not the dripping and sticky mess? Try creme honey. It’s in a semi-solid state and as spreadable as butter. In many countries around the world, it’s preferred to the liquid/syrup form of honey (see the different types of honey). Creme honey—also known as churned honey, creamed honey, cremed honey, honey fondant, sugared…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Organic Honey From Whole Foods Markets

September is National Honey Month, a good reason to focus on our favorite ways to use honey. Even if you’re not Jewish, you can start this week with a Rosh Hashanah tradition: Celebrate the Jewish New Year with a traditional snack of apples and honey. The custom ushers in a sweet new year. We never…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honey & Nuts Spread & Topping

Homemade honey with nuts. Photo courtesy AppleTurnover.tv.   Honey Nuts Cheerios, Chex, Shredded Wheat and Special K; honey nut peanut butter and honey-roasted nuts: Honey and nuts are a natural pairing. If you’ve got nuts and honey, you can take the duo one step further: Combine them into a delicious bread spread and dessert topping,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sugar Substitutions

Try something from this list instead of sugar.Photo courtesy Domino Foods.   Don’t want refined sugar in your recipe? Here are substitutes for 1/2 cup sugar: Agave syrup: 1/3 cup Barley malt extract: 1-1/2 cups Carrot juice: 1/2 cup Dried fruit purée: 1-1/4 cups Fruit: 2 cups Fruit juice: 1/2 cup Fruit juice concentrate: 1/2…
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