A slew of factors—its acidity, its lack of water and the presence of hydrogen peroxide—work in perfect harmony, allowing the sticky treat to last forever
Source: The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life | Science | Smithsonian
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Seven Kings honey. Not actually from kings, but it certainly is fit for kings. Have you checked how much you have left in the cupboard?
Spring is here and I know all of you who complain of different allergies swear by taking honey from before the season really starts.
Well, I’ve just bottled a load of honey and will be bottling more as it is already going fast.
I have my usual Seven Kings honey – which always goes very fast – which is £7 for a 454g/1lb jar.
This excellent local honey comes from near to Epping and is absolutely delicious on bread, toast, cakes, in drinks, off the spoon. It even looks good just in the jar…
I also have some excellent multifloral Essex honey from a friend of mine who keeps bees near Epping.
This honey is very much like own. It’s a multifloral honey – that just means it’s made up of the nectars of many different types of flowers, as my own Seven Kings one is – and is available in 454g/1lb jars for just £6 each.
It is the same quality as the Seven Kings honey from a very similar area, but some people want Seven Kings only, whereas others just want good quality raw local honey.
Mead, The Drink of the Gods | Brink of Freedom
I made a couple of batches of mead earlier in the summer.
I did it properly (everything sanitised, etc) but left them to finish fermentation on their own and measured – all good.
Did it with two different honeys – borage and my own omnifloral – and will be trying it soon.
If you have any recipes or tips, why not share them below?
I told you, people. Honey is WAY better than that other sweet stuff you insist on buying.
Why You Should Ditch Sugar In Favor of Honey | Health Impact News.