Wahoo! First full day of school went fantastically! The students were well-behaved, I stayed away from the junk food in the lounge, and came home and was beyond thrilled to warm up leftover broccoli pesto from last night.
Usually, leftovers make for a very boring blog post…but not tonight!
About 2 weeks ago, Tropical Traditions was so kind as to send me some of their Organic Canadian raw honey to try.
I was intrigued by its creamy consistency, but I held off trying it until I knew what I wanted to eat it on. Adam on the other hand broke right into it and started using it in tea, on bread…and said it was fantastic. Of course then, I had to try it. It has a very mellow flavor, though distinctly honey. I like the texture much more than regular honey! It actually is spreadable and comes off a spoon or knife onto whatever I’m eating. My favorite was on cottage cheese. (What, you’ve never had honey on cottage cheese?? You’re missing out!)
Our Raw honey is certified organic and has not been subjected to heat processing. The color of the honey is affected by two things primarily, floral source and processing methods. Our Canadian certified organic honey has a floral source that causes it to be light in color, and our minimal processing during packaging keeps it light. Heavy processing and heat tend to darken honey. Tropical Traditionscertified organic raw honey is produced under extremely strict scrutiny and regulation all the way from the hive to the table, assuring that the original unadulterated natural healthiness of honey is preserved for your benefit. The flavor is variant with color also and is purely a matter of personal taste.
There is no royal jelly in the honey. In the natural bees keep this separate for the Queen bee and very, very little is produced in the wild. If any is in the honey it is separated out.
Raw honey may be slightly warmed in a bowl of hot or warm water to make it more fluid. The natural properties characteristic ofTropical Traditionstotally pure, unheated, unprocessed, raw honey make it smooth and creamy, with the consistency of soft butter when stored at room temperature. Properly crystallized honey has a fine, smooth texture. Crystallized honey preserves natural goodness and doesn’t drip. The more rapidly honey crystallizes the finer the texture will be.
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