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Organic or Not? 

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  Currently, the United States does not have a standard for defining organic honey. Without a definition, no honey produced in the USA can be certified organic by the United States government. If a honey contains a label with an organic certification, the agency that issued the certification can be contacted and the consumer can […]

Honey-Ginger Pork Stir-Fry

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    Stir-fried pork in sticky, sweet honey-ginger sauce is a quick and easy meal that’s made for busy weeknights. YIELD: MAKES 4 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 15 MINUTES Ingredients: 1/4 cup – Winter Park Ginger Honey 2 tablespoons – soy sauce (You can also use Coconut Aminos […]

Allergies and Bhramara Mudra

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  Yoga Mudras  are gestures for the hands and body that aid healing for the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.  Using hand positions in this manner can be found in the yoga, Buddhist, Chinese, and other traditions. Here is one to practice to relieve allergies and related conditions.  It’s called Bhramara Mudra (the name of the […]

Honey vs. Sugar

  Many people prefer the use of honey as a replacement for table sugar in their recipes. This is brought about by the thinking that honey has a higher nutritional value than sugar. Why is this so? To answer, we need to examine the chemical composition of both substances. Honey and sugar are both composed of two substances, […]

Fall Allergies

Fall allergies occur when specific allergens are in bloom. For example, ragweed allergies are common in the fall when that particular plant is in bloom. Goldenrod also blooms at this time of year and is easily recognizable; however, it is the less showy ragweed that is the primary culprit in fall allergies. The pollen grains […]

Honey Bacon Cheddar Scones

Mornings are about to get a little hectic as we swing back into the school year. Our Honey Bacon Cheddar Scones include all of our favorite breakfast flavor in a convenient fashion perfect for busy, on-the-go mornings! If you want a delicious sweet and savory baked treat for snack, these Honey Bacon-Cheddar scones fill the […]

Sweet Spicy Salmon with Key Lime Honey-Mango Salsa

Ingredients 1 large – ripe mango, peeled and chopped 1/4 cup – red bell pepper, finely chopped 1/4 cup – red onion, finely chopped 2 Tbsp. – fresh cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp. – fresh lime juice, divided 1 Tbsp. –Winter Park Honey Key Lime honey 1 small – jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1/3 cup […]

Honey Streusel Muffins

Ingredients For the muffins: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg, room temperature 1 cup whole milk, room temperature 1/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled 1/4 cup Winter Park Honey (Orange Blossom works well) For the streusel topping: 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 Tablespoons butter, softened Directions For the streusel topping, […]

Herb Planting for Bees

Herbs provide a valuable source of food for bees and other pollinating insects. Since bees have lost much of their natural habitat, growing a few herbs is a really easy way to enjoy fresh flavors and help our bees. You may or may not have space for a large kitchen herb garden, but most people can […]

Fireweed Honey–What is the “hottest” honey from the coldest part of the USA?

    Fireweed honey is a premium monofloral honey, light in color with a mild taste. This honey is often referred to as the Champagne of all honeys. It is produced in the northwestern United States, particularly in Alaska. What makes this honey so special? Perhaps it is the unstoppable “spirit” of the plant itself. […]

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