Acacia Honey—The What?! Why?! Which?! and How?!—July 2018 Honey of the Month

Acacia honey is one of the most popular honey varieties. It is widely considered one of the best kinds of honey in the world, provided it is authentic….and is.highly sought after around the world. Acacia honey is made from the nectar of Robinia pseudoacacia, what we here in America know as the black locust tree, orContinue reading “Acacia Honey—The What?! Why?! Which?! and How?!—July 2018 Honey of the Month”

Monofloral Honey—The Which?!

  Oh my goodness!!! Before I started reading up on honey, I had no clue that there are SO, SO, SO many varieties…I thought honey was just something you picked up in a bear-shaped container found on the very top shelf at Walmart. By the way, that top shelf at Walmart can be a veryContinue reading “Monofloral Honey—The Which?!”

Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies

Now that we know that date sugar is a healthy sweetener alternative for diabetics than standard granulated sugar…where do we find it?…how do we make it ourselves?…how do we use it in a recipe? What are the benefits of using date sugar instead of regular granulated sugar? Antioxidants…Dates contain the highest concentration of antioxidants ofContinue reading “Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies”

Date Sugar—What?! Why?! How?!

The What?! Another natural sugar substitute that’s popular among raw food enthusiasts. Date sugar is simply made by dehydrating and finely grinding whole dates into a granular powder and requires no processing whatsoever. Date sugar has a lightly sweet, caramel-like flavor and the consistency of brown sugar.   The Why?! Even though dates contain tons ofContinue reading “Date Sugar—What?! Why?! How?!”

Coconut Sugar

Okay, so now that I’ve started shopping at stores like Sprouts and Whole Foods, I think that I’ve seen every product imaginable made from coconut and learned several really good reasons to keep a good supply of castile soap and coconut oil on hand, so why does it surprise me that the almighty coconut canContinue reading “Coconut Sugar”

Agave Nectar

Once I learned that my husband had been diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, my first thought…well, not my first…but anyway…I immediately felt like adding agave nectar to my instacart order from Sprouts… But what I’ve been reading lately has made me wonder about adding this agave nectar to my Muffins and Magnolias Master GroceryContinue reading “Agave Nectar”