Friday, March 12, 2010
Obviously, there are many reasons to eat honey. Its consumption is as old as written history. Honey was valued highly and often used as a form of currency, tribute, or offering. During the 16th century, peasants in Germany were required to pay their feudal lords in honey and beeswax.
In the past, honey has been used not only in food and beverages, but also to make cement, in furniture polishes and varnishes, and for medicinal purposes.
You can replace honey for sugar in your recipes. In addition, its ability to absorb and retain moisture, can keep your baked goods moist and fresh for longer.
My husband is a honey fanatic. His grandfather used to raise bees and the entire family is big on honey. I am glad that my kids love honey too. They like to eat it with bread and butter. Also, honey is great on fruit such as sliced lemon, strawberries and melon.
We used to have a bulky and ugly honey jar. I tried to put on top of trivets or little plates to avoid sticky messes, but nothing really worked well. When the kids get a spoonful of honey they often left behind a trail of tiny spills. Glass or plastic jars may work well for storing honey, but they are not ideal for serving (especially with you have guests). For quite some time I searched for a cute and efficient honey pot. I recently purchased an adorable one made by MSC International. I like it so much that I asked the manufacturer to donate one for my blog giveaway.
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