Author: Carrie Williams Howe

Why does Honey Crystallize?

Why does Honey Crystallize?

Raw honey does not always keep its form and consistency.  The raw golden liquid that comes out of the hive originally can transform into a thick, spoonable, consistency in which sugar crystals are more pronounced.  We call that crystallization. Let us be clear: crystallization of…

Honey Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

Honey Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

This Honey Ginger Lime Vinaigrette is a delicious combination of sweet and spicy.  It is a perfect dressing for a regular salad, but really shines on a noodle or grain bowl with an Asian theme.   Honey Ginger Lime Vinaigrette also packs a healthy punch, mixing…

Honey Almond Lotion Bars

Honey Almond Lotion Bars

Winter is coming, which means dry hands and split fingers not only from the cold weather but from the frequent hand-washing!  As beekeepers, we know the power of honey and beeswax in helping to sooth and heal our skin.  So, around this time of year…

Life Lessons from Beekeeping

Life Lessons from Beekeeping

We have been keeping bees on our property for six years, which means that our children (who are 8 and 4) have grown used to having honey bees as part of our extended family and consider themselves beekeepers too.  If you don’t raise bees, it…

Homemade Honey Soda 3 Ways

Homemade Honey Soda 3 Ways

Thank you to Chelsea Green Publishing for providing a copy of the book that influenced this post: The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature’s Ingredients by Pascal Baudar. There is something pretty amazing about creating a cocktail with ingredients from your…