We are all about honey on this blog, but sometimes we like to mix things up. Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins are such a fun way to decorate for the holidays. Just spray paint old rusty lids, and give them new life as decorations. These cute pumpkins were made by our dear friend Brandy Cattoor, who delights in recycling and making new things. Now from our 22 z jars of honey you can recycle your old rings and make something fun.
Lemon supports the respiratory system! It helps with sore throats and cleansing the liver. In addition it nourishes the nervous system. Thyme is an immune stimulant, it balances blood pressure, bringing it back to normal. Thyme helps lingering coughs and is beneficial in lymphatic drainage.
Clove provides missing nutrients to the body, It kills bacteria, fungus and Viruses. Clove will rebuild energy and stamina. Helps with nausea and diarrhea. Clove is one of the most nutritional herbal remedies.
Fennel produces enzymes to aid in good digestion. It helps to balance hormones, and supports the liver. Spearmint is useful for relaxing spasmodic coughs and abdominal cramps. It is effective against internal infections. Spearmint helps with circulation and building the immune system. Peppermint is a decongestant. It is a strong anti-inflammatory and one of the best essential oils for nausea and motion sickness. It also aids in nerve regeneration.
Again here we have the aforementioned benefits of Spearmint and Peppermint, in addition Wintergreen clears obstructions of blood flow, It also increases activity in the kidneys, preventing the build up of toxins. Wintergreen aids in digestion and is a stimulant to wake us up top to bottom.
Orange sweet, prompts restful sleep, improves the immune system and raises low blood sugar levels. It also hydrates and strengthens cells, along with aiding in digestive and respiration function. Nutmeg is also beneficial to the immune and digestive systems. Ginger increases circulation and capillary strength along with warming up the body and soul.
Ginger warms up the body and soul, it also increases circulation and builds capillary strength. Nutmeg aids the immune and digestive systems and leaves a pleasant aroma to aid in coping with stress. Cinnamon helps all types of infection and carries oxygen into the cells.
Vanilla brings calm and repairs body systems, tissues and organs. It is a great aid in insomnia and high blood pressure. Besides is has such a pleasant aroma. Clove provides missing nutrients to the body and rebuilds energy. It kills bacteria, fungus and viruses. Nutmeg aids the digestive and immune systems.
Honey has been popular as a sleep aid for many, many years. Since the middle ages, European folk healers recommended honey and milk before bedtime. Traditional Mexican healers prescribe a teaspoon of raw honey in a cup of chamomile tea. Another traditional sleep aid requires two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, mixed with two teaspoons of raw honey in a glass of warm water at bedtime.
Scottish pharmacist, Mike McInnes believes, honey improves and lengthens restorative sleep in three ways. Honey taken before bedtime, ensures liver-glycogen stores are adequate for 8 eight hours of rest. He also believes it stabilizes blood-sugar levels and releases the hormone melatonin, required for the rebuilding of body tissues during sleep. The consumption of honey before bedtime, improves recovery, and the quality of our sleep. He prescribes taking 1-2 Tablespoons of honey an hour before bedtime,
I find this to be the most healthy and economical way for our family to sleep well. When my children are restless at night. Honey is my go to answer, as it is in almost everything health related.
Organic Hibiscus Honey Tea
Our newest flavor of Honey tea is Organic Hibiscus. It is made with pure raw honey, Organic Hibiscus and Organic Rose Hips.
Hibiscus has wonderful health benefits. Among them, relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, also digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. Hibiscus helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss. Hibiscus tea is rich in vitamin C, minerals and various antioxidants, while also helping in the treatment of hypertension and anxiety.
First you need to start off with the good cinnamon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum, True Cinnamon, Sweet Cinnamon, and Ceylon Cinnamon. It come from Sri Lanka. Due to its incredible value, sweet cinnamon was used for centuries as a spice of the aristocracy and the wealthy. During the middle ages it was used to preserve meat, due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities. When choosing cinnamon for your own use, be forewarned that the quills of cassia are next to impossible to grind, the flavor usually being extracted by boiling. Sweet cinnamon quills are easier to use in any recipe and quite easy to grind. Most everyone knows the virtues of cinnamon in baking, but there are a great many more uses that are being discovered, or reinvented everyday. Middle Eastern and Asian recipes make liberal use of cinnamon in their main dishes and as a marinade for beef and lamb. A cinnamon tea also makes a wonderful digestive aid for after dinner. Cinnamon sticks can even be used in pickling as something new to spice up an old recipe.
We have combined organic sweet cinnamon with pure raw honey to make a lovey instant tea! It is delicious in hot cereal and mouth watering on toast. Give it a try, we know you'll love it!
We love granola at our house and with all the extra things added to commercial granola we opt to make our own out of quality organic ingredients.
We start with 4 cups of Organic gluten free rolled oats ( not instant)
we add 1 1/2 cups of our favorite nuts or seeds
1/2 cup of gluten free quinoa flakes or some other gluten free flour
Then you need some honey 2/3 cup melted with 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil.
1/2 tsp salt, and cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Mix together in a bowl then spread out on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 20 min. stirring once. If you like your granola chunky then wait for it to cool before you put it in a container. If you like it small then stir it as it cools so that it doesn't clump together.
add 1 1/2 cups of your favorite dried fruit after the granola has cooled.
Its simple and delicious and you know what is in it when you are done.
Try making it with our Vanilla Spice Honey Tea! Its wonderful!
Feeling fatigued this winter? Try some Apple Cider Vinegar! Apple cider vinegar boosts energy.Feeling fatigued? It could be a build up of lactic acid, causing fatigue. Interestingly, the amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote. The Potassium and enzymes in apple cider vinegar may relieve that tired feeling. Next time you're beat, add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to a tablespoon of pure raw honey and mix it in a glass of warm water. I try to have apple cider vinegar in some way everyday, along with honey. Our Honey Tea Thyme was created to be an instant tea, just the thing to save some time, for living life. Bulk orders always get free shipping on our website. honeyteathyme.com Come have a look!
NOTE: This recipe can be made to eat fresh if you don't have processing equipment. It can stay good in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
1. fill a jar with fresh sweet violets or purple viola's
2. Fill that jar with boiling water. Let it sit for 24 hours
3. Strain out flowers and
put liquid in pot
4. Add the juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 of a cup)
5. Add 1/2 cup - 1 cup honey for each quart of liquid.
5. bring the liquid mixture to a boil reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
1 cup Fresh Ground Wheat Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon of Pure Raw Honey
1 Cup Milk
1 Tablespoon of Coconut oil
1 Tablespoon of Water
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons of Butter
1. Stir all dry ingredients
2. In separate bowl stir all wet ingredients (except butter)
3. Stir wet ingredient with the dry ingredients. DO NOT over-mix. Lumps are perfectly fine.
4. Heat Pan (medium-high heat), then add butter to melt
5. Add melted butter to pancake batter
6. When pan is hot enough pour ladleful of batter for each pancake. Cook until air pockets form on face of pancake.
7. Flip pancakes over.
8. Enjoy with favorite jam, jelly, or syrup.
There are various contributors to the recipes, photos, and others things that end up on this blog. The purpose is to highlight the uses of raw honey in your everyday recipes.