Honey: Different Flowers, Different Flavors

Reprinted from American Mead Magazine issue 16.2 Summer 2016 American Mead Maker Magazine Notes from a Honey Sommelier Beekeepers know exactly when its time to harvest the honey from their hives. Each of the hexagonal beeswax cells that were once gleaming with nectar have been magically transformed into honey is sealed closed, similar to corking off a bottle of fine wine. Honeybees are ingenious they know that in order to maintain their honey sweet, sticky and viscous the water content must be precisely 18%. Honey is also composed of primarily the sugars glucose meaning sweet wine or must, fructose and other trace amounts of enzymes, amino acids, phenolic acids and proteins. It is nearly an

Banana Toast with Honeycomb and Pollen

Desperate times call for desperate measures...Your best revenge for hump day is toast generously slathered with honeycomb, almond butter and bee pollen for energy to face the world. Oh, and a banana for your daily fruit requirement.

Chocolate Pudding with Honey

Is it too earlier to talk about chocolate? Valentines day is just around the corner but I can't wait another minute to make this crazy decadent chocolate honey pudding again! This recipe is so easy and healthy, you'll never eat store bought puddings again. It can be made in a pinch and it does not require any cooking or special methods, just 5 ingredients and a food processor or blender. Serves: 2 Ingredients: For the pudding ~ 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder, organic if possible 3 Avocados 2 teaspoons coconut oil 5 teaspoons of coconut milk or water 3 teaspoons of honey For the garnish ~ Fresh blueberries, strawberries or your favorite berries 4 tablespoons of plain or vanilla yogurt Honeycom

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