TIP OF THE DAY: Baking With Honey

If you love to bake but want to use less refined sugar, consider honey as a substitute. Here are tips on cooking with honey from Honey.com, the website of the National Honey Board, where you can find every type of recipe plus beekeepers in your area: SUBSTITUTING HONEY IN BAKING Honey helps enhance browning, so…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Soften Brown Sugar ~ Fast!

Even though we stored our brown sugar in a supposedly airtight glass canister, it invariably became rock-hard in a few weeks, its natural high level of moisture evaporating into…well, who knows where it went? The old “Hints From Heloise” on how to soften brown sugar don’t work if you’re in a hurry. They include putting…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hey Shuga! Organic Sugar Cane Syrup & Stevia Syrup

What if there were a sweetener that was all natural, organic and delicious? Lower in calories? Better for you? And as a bonus, packaged in a fun enough way to be giftable? Refined sugars (such as table sugar) are stripped of nutrients; most noncaloric sweeteners are artificial. Sugar isn’t all that convenient when you’re trying…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bread Spread ~ Honey & Fromage Blanc

Drizzle with honey: It’s heavenly (photo © Bee Raw Honey).   You may go bonkers for a bagel or crazy for a croissant. But let us suggest another breakfast bread: Raisin bread, regular or toasted. It’s delicious plain, with butter or in this killer combination from Bee Raw Honey: Fromage blanc and apple or banana…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Our Valentine Gift To You

How many different types of sugar have you had? Check them out in our Sugar Glossary.   Here’s something sweet for Valentine’s Day: THE NIBBLE’s Sugar Glossary, featuring all types of sweeteners, in a downloadable PDF. What’s the difference between demerara and turbinado sugars? Corn syrup and golden syrup? Crystallized sugar and rock candy? You’ll…
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