honey

Rose and Peony Flower Infused Honey

Today is a perfect May day. I woke up and made coffee, opened the front door, and walked onto the front porch only to be...

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

This is a guest post from Ben at The Online Grill, who says he is a lazy cook. I can totally appreciate that sentiment! Cheers,...

Pamper Yourself with Facial Treatments Made with Food

guest post by John Pitt A basic facial treatment can set you back from $80 to $150. Throw in some special serums or eye treatment, and it...

Valerian Mint Cordial

Valerian Mint Cordial or as it is called in my home: "Shut Up and Go To Sleep!" No matter how hard I try to maintain a good...

The things that people type into google are strange.

People are amazing, and the things that they type into google are even more amazing. Google is kind of like that odd aunt that your...

Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead – One Gallon Recipe

When I began making infused honey, the very first and favorite of my herbal honey blends was Vanilla Bean Chamomile Honey. It was only natural...

Lemon Infused Honey

Man, oh, man...is this honey good! We go through jars of this recipe more quickly than the other infused honey and syrups that we keep around the house....

Saint Gobnait – She of the Bees

So many of my dream destinations are sacred places, and quite a few are in Ireland. One site I wish to visit fits both of...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Elderberry Mead

Elderberries are delicious! So is Elderberry Mead.  Even more than just being tasty, elderberries are useful and quite a potent medicine. I make jars full...

Spicy Cocoa-Infused Honey Recipe

Infused honey can be a truly delicious treat! My long-time readers know that I used to vend herb-infused honeys both online and at local markets....

Three Recipes: Blackberry Bitters, Blackberry Cordial & Blackberry Simple Syrup

Summer days in these mountains mean many wonderful things - fireflies blinking in the dusk, sweet little songbirds chirping, frogs croaking, and one of my...

How to find your local beekeepers

Buncombe County Beekeepers! I recently had someone ask me for help with finding her a few local beekeepers in her area. She...

Ask a Pixie: Seasonal Allergies and Remedies

Howdy, folks! I’ve been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I’m beginning a new feature called “Ask A...

Lose Weight the Easy Way: Cinnamon and Honey?

Howdy, folks! I’ve been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I’m beginning a new feature called “Ask A...

Honey (and Cider!) around Asheville – 2013

Beekeepers from places as diverse as the Fynbos region of the Western Cape of South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, and Vancouver Island in Canada are sending jars...