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The ten best recipes to make with honey?

So this is Day 100 of the One Hundred Days of Honey. In my last blogpost, I said I felt full; now I actually feel rather empty 😦 But there have been some wonderful things I’ve been filled with over … Continue reading

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The ten best honeys in the world?

It’s been (almost) one hundred delicious days of honey. If all goes to plan then tomorrow will be the final post in this blog. I feel sad, I feel I’ve learned a lot, and I feel rather full. I’ve loved … Continue reading

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Port Isaac honey and summer nostalgia

When someone gives you some of the honey from their bees, it’s not just a kind thought, a lick of sweetness, a funky (in this case) earthenware jar; it’s as if they’ve bottled for you all that’s best of their … Continue reading

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Honey scones at Sunday teatime

Nothing beats Sunday evening blues like baking up an afternoon tea with good friends. While outside it’s snowy and all I could see was variations on black and white, inside it was warm and buttery with pools of rich jewel-coloured … Continue reading

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Fortnum and Mason’s ‘superior honey’ from their rooftop hives

City honey is frequently judged to be better than country honey. This is because of the lush, varied herbaceous borders the bees can forage on, in contrast to the fields of rape or other monocultures – which are all that … Continue reading

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Clover honey; my mother’s true story

I vividly remember sitting in front of a pot of clover honey as a child and asking my mother why it had a picture of a flower on it (this was in the same kitchen, so I know that it … Continue reading

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Mead: a sweet ancient glow in the mouth

You can see how mead was developed. Someone swallowed a delicious spoonful of honey and thought to themselves ‘I’d like to get drunk on this stuff’. So sticky experiments were conducted there in the ancient kitchen, and although a few … Continue reading

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Honey with propolis

You know when spring comes and buds come out, with a shiny coating that protects them before they burst into full flower. Now imagine that shiny coating transformed into something that could coat your own skin when you’ve grazed yourself, … Continue reading

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French honeysuckle honey ice lollies

This is a strikingly pale honey which my honey dictionary tells me is ideal for making honey ice lollies. As temperatures here today have been a sticky 34 degrees, I tried it out, putting into the freezer a teaspoon filled … Continue reading

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Coriander honey

If I said that the scent of this honey reminds me of furniture polish, then I hope you’ll take it more as a compliment to my (beeswax-based) furniture polish than as a criticism of the foodstuff. The aroma is spicy … Continue reading

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