Monthly Archives: June 2012

Honey spice cake/ ‘pain d’epices’

I loved every minute of making this cake – beginning with the indulgence of a recipe which starts with blending warm milk, honey and butter. I used to like ‘milk and honey’ as the description of a land of luxury, … Continue reading

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Asphodel honey for those living a life of equal good and evil

This honey comes from the asphodel flower of Sardinia. I thought that asphodels were a kind of narcissus, which seems a humdrum sort of bloom, but it’s a flower we had better get used to – I learned today that … Continue reading

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Honey breakfast for ‘Honeyscribe’ Amy Shelton

Amy Shelton is a ‘honeyscribe’. She tells me that ‘In Ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs document the role of the honeyscribe tasked to record every drop of honey produced’ and she has taken on this role as a contemporary artist producing beautiful, … Continue reading

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Beechwood honey; the spoonful of sugar and the medicine that goes down

What would you rather: 100 cups of green tea or one pot of honey? Actually, that sounds like the way a James Bond villain with a strange taste in health foods might offer to kill you – a choice between … Continue reading

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Irish ‘oaten honeycomb’ gluten-free steamed pudding

I spent a delicious week in Ireland earlier this year, and as well as picking up some fabulous honey (coming soon) I picked up a new respect for oats and some recipes for what to do with them. I never … Continue reading

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