The Honey of our Lives
Honey will enrich and add subtle flavour to dishes such as casseroles, sauces and dressings. Honey can be used as a natural substitute for sugar in most recipes but as it is sweeter than sugar, less is needed. Similarly, as almost one fifth of honey is water, the liquid content of a recipe should be reduced by the same amount.
Honey with meat:-
Honey-cured ham or baked gammon coated with honey and mustard date back from medieval times.
Marinades containing honey and vinegar make meat more tender and succulent.
In a barbecue sauce, golden honey gives a distinct flavour as it caramelises.
Honey gives a delicious crispy coating on roast chicken.
Honey with vegetables:-
Just adding a small amount of honey can do surprising things for everyday vegetables such as honey glazed carrots.
Orange blossom honey is perfect when added to a spicy vegetable stir fry as the sweetness of honey counteracts the spiciness of chillies, peppers, garlic and spices.
Honey in salad dressings:-
Adding honey to salad dressings and sauces can enhance the flavour and give extra body.
Honey in desserts and cakes:-
Honey is great for keeping cakes and biscuits fresh and moist. It's also sweeter than sugar, so much less is needed to achieve the same results.
Today, honey is appreciated as an unadulterated, natural product, less processed than any other sweetening agent, and with fewer calories.
HOMEMADE HONEY BEAUTY RECIPES
Honey Cleansing Scrub
Mix 1 Tablespoon of honey with 2 Tablespoons finely ground almonds and ½ teaspoon
lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.
Firming Face Mask
Whisk together 1 Tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug
and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste (approximately ¼ cup). Smooth
over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Smoothing Skin Lotion
Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and ¼ teaspoon lemon juice. Rub
into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off
Skin Softening Bath
Add ¼ cup honey to bath water for a fragrant, silky bath.
Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. Blondes may wish to add a
squeeze of lemon. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry