Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Photo O' the Day: Honey Pot

We definitely need to get the hives up and running. After 20-ish years without bees, my parents are finally running out of honey. This is the last barrel. And all those cute little squiggles along the edge of the container? Yup. Those are the finger marks of one very honey-hungry little (now big) girl. Never had crystallized honey out of the pot? It's heaven. Pure, unadulterated sugary heaven. Try mixing it with non-fat plain yogurt and fresh raspberries with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Speaking of honey, I just read a fascinating article about imported honey and how it originates in China, is shipped to other countries and then relabeled (as non-Chinese) before making its way into our grocery stores and food products. Lovely, more shady food from China. Perhaps we should go into the organic honey business. Check out the article here.


  1. I avoid the problem by not eating honey. ;) Brian loves it though. Maybe I can find some local stuff somewhere. Hmmm...

  2. No honey?! Sadness! I suppose not everyone has the (rather unhealthy) obsession with sugar that I do. :) Perhaps you have a local farmer's market or natural food co-op? I'd bet they'll have some local stuff.

  3. Sadly no local food market or natural food co-op. Oddly you think of small towns as having those types of things, but alas...nothing.

    But, I do love my sweets...just in the form of sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. ;) Oh...I can't wait to sink my teeth into delicious sweets again after Gabriel is born. :)

  4. Amanda,
    THat is so funny that you should mention that you were looking forward to eating sweets once the baby is born. I was thinking of you the other day because I was reading the journal that I kept when I lived in Costa Rica. Inside I had a list of all the foods I was going to eat when I got back to the states. For some strange reason, bagels and chocolate were at the top. Who would have thought that I'd be craving bagels. Anyway, it made me think of you! Just a few more months!!!!

  5. Awesome! I love bagels!

    Right now on my list of post-pregnant foods are (in no particular order): tuna fish sandwich from Subway, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, regular good ol' salty Lays or Ruffles, and a Coke or a Peppermint Mocha Frappachino from Starbucks. Although the caffeinated beverages probably won't happen because I'll be breast feeding. But, as long as I can have the others I'm good.