Ways to Use Our Honey

Posted on February 1, 2010 in Ways to Use Honey | Short Link

waystousehoney_volcanoislandhoneyOur Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey is so delicious that I often eat it by just sticking my finger right in the honey jar! I also put indecent amounts of organic white honey into my tea every day. But beyond the obvious ways of consuming this delectable honey there are a few ways to use our honey that you might not know about.

For the simple honey eater, who is classier than I am and does not want to use a finger- dipping almonds or unsweetened chocolate in the honey is divine. Spreading nut butter on the chocolate and then spreading it with honey is also a great combination.

Our honey is also great in salad dressings, drinks and even for making homemade ice cream! Check out our recipes from award winning chefs and our resident gourmet honey cooks for Honey Ice Cream with Almond Nougatine, Kona Mango Honey Dressing, and more.

Around my house and at Volcano Island Honey, Nut Butter Balls are a favorite healthy alternative to candy. Just mix your favorite nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, macadamia nut butter, tahini) with honey to taste. Add nutritional yeast to thicken up the mixture and form balls. Roll the nut butter-honey balls in sesame seeds and refrigerate. Be careful- Nut Butter Balls are strangely addictive.

In addition to the pure pleasure of eating honey, you can also use it medicinally. Honey has been proven to be just as effective as over the counter cough syrup and it tastes a lot better! (Not for infants under 1 year of age, of course).

Honey is antibacterial and anti-viral, it forms hydrogen peroxide that will sterilize wounds, promote healing and reduce scaring. You can put honey on wounds, burns, acnes and infections. Our beekeepers use it faithfully on stings, burns and cuts.

Honey can be added to your bath water or used as a massage cream on your face or body. (Some people are allergic to honey- before putting honey on large areas of your body, please make sure that your skin is not allergic to honey.)

If you want a great craft project- making lip gloss from honey, beeswax and oil is a lot of fun. It is simple to make and very yummy to use on your lips. You taste the honey each time you lick your lips and your kissing partner gets to have sweet, organic kisses!

For more ideas and recipes, please download our Ways to Use Our Honey brochure.

Posted by Andrea Dean.

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