Why another cooking blog?

I decided to create this blog as a way for family and friends to see what I'm cooking and to share interesting food related tidbits I come across.
I'm frequently asked for recipes so I thought this would be a good place to start collecting the old, new, and funky recipes that I have.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

To bee or not to bee.....Honey?

I apologize for the title. I couldn't help myself.
So apparently the honey that we buy at the store may not in fact be honey....


Strangely enough a Honey Badger is neither honey nor a badger. Coincidence? I think not!

Now, I like honey.... real honey that is. My honey is purchased at my local farmers market and it is harvested locally. It even comes with a honey comb inside of it. Every time I go to the farmers market, the farmers market dude is quite happy to extoll the virtues of honey to my health. Mainly as a natural anti-histamine. He even has a laminated informational sheet that spells out all the benefits. He also sells bee pollen by the jar.  Apparently bee pollen is the next biggest thing. It has great health benefits. Not sure I'm buying into that but you never know.
Oddly enough he has not mentioned the fact that you (you meaning an child under the age of 1 or 2) can get botulism from honey. Not to mention TOXIC honey. Toxic? Really? Wikipedia says depending on the type of flower that bees get their pollen from can make honey toxic. Isn't that comforting.

Something else I like? Honey Buns. But that is a blog for another time.


  1. Since it's from Wikipedia I'll wait for a more reliable source of verification on that.

  2. Agreed. Wikipedia is a 'questionable' source.
    Maybe I shall consult an actual encyclopedia.